Femme Friday & WeWriWa – Meet the Geisha

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What’s better than a new release? TWO new releases! I have two anthologies coming out in October, in two compilations: Cosmic Cabaret and OtherWorlds. That means two new kickass heroines.


Aion’s Laurel –  Galactic Geisha Book 1

He’s a warrior but he’ll have to use words, not weapons, to win his Laurel.

Meet Laurel. She’s a Galactic Geisha. What’s that?  This novella is currently being released in the limited edition OtherWorlds compilation. We’ve been working hard at trying to get those pre-sales. My solution? Offer you a free peak of my book! The first chapter is free to download right now!

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EXCERPT:

“The fan is a part of the martial art dance. When the first Shinzu came here, many Geisha were vulnerable to the lust of predatory men. The fans were developed to be ornate and deadly.” Once again, that honey-tinged voice reached deep into James and drew out his desire. He focused away from her body and back onto the fan.

She held her hand out, palm up, for the fan. Instead, he placed his free hand under it and drew it to his lips. A hand so delicate, so soft and yet when she used it like a weapon it was devastating.

“You’re the most beautiful warrior I’ve ever seen.” He kissed her palm, taking in the scent of her. Floral spices assaulted him, he breathed deeply, closing his eyes for a moment. When he opened them again, he regarded her reaction.

A blush that he guessed was usually hidden by her make-up, flowered in her neck and cheeks. The dark tan of her skin was almost like the sands of his homeland. There was something in the tilt of her straight brow and the tones of her voice that spoke to him of Akkadia.

“Would the best-of-the-best honor me with dinner tomorrow?”


Stars Shining Bright Above 

COMING October 10 in the sfr anthology  COSMIC CABARET

I have to thank the authors of the Cosmic Cabaret anthology for trusting in my crazy idea and running with it. Travel with us on the LS Quantum, a luxury star liner metropolis that is the size of a small moon. My contribution? A smexy love story that’s a murder mystery with intrigue of intergalactic conspiracy, and a happy ending.

EXCERPT:

Zane stood and for a second she thought he was going to let her go, but his urgency pressed hard at her belly. Expert caresses slid down across her bottom, the panties that she’d just slipped into place were shooed out of the way, past her knees, her ankles, and kicked off as more teasing petting beckoned. Astra didn’t care where she had to be. Desire blazed in a flash of paper in fire.

 

 

 

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Space is a cabaret…a Cosmic Cabaret

Come to the Cabaret!

Hello and welcome to this month’s SFR Showcase. To check out all the other great posts from the featured authors, click here.

What’s new, Jayne? COSMIC CABARET – a concept anthology – that’s what’s new. Though sharing a cabaret on a space cruise liner was an idea that I conceived of,  it’s been brought to life by some of the best and brightest new and established faces of Speculative Fiction Romance.

Preorder today! During preorder this anthology is $2.99 and after release it will be $4.99.  Why so high? SFRSS would like everyone to recognize quality work with measurable compensation. Please say you agree by clicking and preordering.

What is SFRSS? Speculative Fiction Romance Shooting Stars is a collective of authors in the speculative fiction romance genre. Our mission is to bring the best of speculative fiction romance to you. I’m a founding member of this group that produced a wonderful anthology, last year, called Baby It’s Cold In Space.

Speculative Fiction? It’s a term coined by Robert Heinlein to encompass a wide variety of fiction:  science fictionfantasysuperhero fictionscience fantasyhorror and supernatural fiction. Combine speculative fiction with romance and you get wonderful new worlds to visit and romance.

Come to the cabaret and meet these authors and their contributions to the vision!

Inside the set:

Catch a Falling Star by CJ Cade

Starlight by Kerry Adrienne

Midnight at Andromeda’s by Tessa McFionn

Stars Shining Bright Above by Jayne Fury

Star-Studded Love by Rosalie Redd

Forbidden Alliance by Athena Grayson

Razer’s Edge by Selene Grace Silver

A Dance of Fallen Stars by Kat Vancil

Vordol’s Vow by Dena Garson

Hide and Peek by Blaire Edens

Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste

Comets and Caviar by Jenna Lincoln

Star Searchers by Diana Rivis


SFRSS (through the courtesy of SFR ROMANCE BRIGADE) Presents…

Where Hearts Collide in the Greatest Show in Space

Come aboard Blue Star line’s crown jewel, the LS Quantum, a luxury starship traveling through space and time. You’ll meet princes and star sultans, solve a murder, track a thief, plan the ultimate jewel heist, and encounter futuristic rock stars on the lam, cirque stars who want the quiet life, and dancers who want fame.

Join thirteen USA Today, Amazon best-selling, and award-winning speculative fiction romance authors as they twist their own tales on the decks and in the dance halls of LS Quantum.

Embark on a journey to fall in love at the Cosmic Cabaret.

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SFR Brigade Showcase – Two for the show!

it’s sfr brigade showcase time!

Normally, on Friday you’ll see some kickass chicks of real life or fiction. But today, I’ve joined up with some other fabulous science fiction romance authors as part of the SFR Brigade Showcase.To check out all the other great posts from the featured authors, click here. Amazing authors of sci-fi romance to be discovered!

Ok… let’s go!


ONE! (FOR THE MONEY!)

OTHERWORLDS PREORDER BOX SET FOR 99¢

I’m excited to share the 99¢ Pre-Order of a SCIFIROM/ParanormalRom Book Set, OTHERWORLDS.
I’m participating in this book set with twenty other up and coming, award winning and superawesome authors.

 

Amazing Adventures, hours of fun. Read the best stories from the Best Authors in Other Worlds. These fresh voices of SFR and PNR take you on a journey to immortal realms and extraterrestrial territories where your imagination takes flight and fantasies come to life.

PreOrder now to secure YOUR copy of this limited edition Sci-Fi Romance and Paranormal Romance collection!

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two! (for the show)

FREEDOM BOUND: SLIPPING THE LEASH (serial part 4) — preorder party!!

Remember Corrie? Freedom Bound’s heroine is back! I’m celebrating the pre-order and upcoming release of… Freedom Bound: SLIPPING THE LEASH which includes the next three episodes of my six part novel being released as a serial: Freedom Bound.

This has been a long project for me, one of my ‘learning experience’ books that I decided to take a chance on serializing.

Here’s a quick excerpt (see, I said show!!!)

“No harm no foul.” Her voice was clipped as she tried to shrug it off, but her legs were still wobbling,  “You pack a hell of a kiss.”

He blushed. He actually blushed. It was so damn adorable. He re-adjusted the towel around his middle trying to be inconspicuous about the bulge. A bulge that was not going away, she noticed with greedy eyes. His flush deepened. “Please, don’t be offended.” He bent down to retrieve her towel.

“I’m the one that’s sorry.” she offered.

The guy is blushing. He’s modest? Moral?  Quaint?  Charming? It was old fashioned in a way that Corrie had only read about in ancient books about chivalry.

Corrie smiled, feeling shy for the first time in years.  She took the towel from his hand and resisted the urge to curtsy.

“Here, you must be cold.” His hand warmed her while his gaze lingered on the tight pink peaks of her breasts, perking them further. The corner of his lips quirked a smile before he averted his gaze.

She wrapped the towel around herself. His is eyes darted back, skimmed her in approval, and dipped away.

“I won’t bother you again,” he said.

Okay? Why not? You confusing… frustrating… hunk of hotness. “I’ll um… see you around?” She twirled and left the bathroom quickly as unexpected heat rose to her cheeks. She crossed the hallway and found her door, pressing her palm to the reco-key.

The door clicked open to her room and she stepped in and shut it quickly behind her. Corrie took a deep ragged breath as she closed her eyes. A light flickered on and off at the query panel but she ignored it. It wasn’t Jody. That wouldn’t come until after her meeting. It was probably one of the background checks she’d ordered. Either Bob, or Mat.

It didn’t matter.

In six hours, she would be meeting with Bob again and with luck had a meeting with a spoiled rich asshat named Mateu Parker.

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Each episode is only 99¢ and the first is FREE!

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Sunday Snip – WeWriWa 61817 FOX TRAP release!

CATCH & RELEASE: FOX TRAP

In which we meet ELLy…

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Last week was the launch of the first book in my new SCIFI- Urban Fantasy series: The Guardians of Ghael.

In the last week of winter on the Rainforest Writer’s retreat, in Quinault, I sat down and wrote the first draft of this novella. The inspiration around me was astounding. There were twenty or more speculative fiction authors, some of whom have won Nebulas and Hugos. That weekend I took my next steps in my writing career.

This book was released on June 13th.

 

FOX TRAP – a little about the book

Lies. Shifters. And space vampires.

Elly Morgan’s a PI on a mission to capture a murderer. But when she encounters him in an alley on her home moon, she discovers he’s more dangerous than she expected—too much even for a foxkin like her to handle.

Detective Blaine Cornell’s tracking the same murderous quarry—and though teaming up with the beautiful ex-cop-turned-PI makes sense, the secrets he must keep from her put them both in a life-and death-struggle to save her kindred.

If they can’t learn to trust each other, they could both lose everything. And set a blood-sucking fiend loose on the innocent inhabitants of the moons of Ghael.

Your snippet of loveliness! Another snip of Elly and Blaine’s first meeting:

Elly knew the scent of a lie. It was cloying like a bouquet of crushed fermenting honey flowers after sitting too long in the sun. There wasn’t a truth telling soul in the city of Ballylock.

Truth felt uncomfortable. Sticky. Like tar on her fur, hard to hide and painful to remove. Her whole existence and that of her entire race was built on a carefully crafted lie. Secrets helped them stay hidden. She didn’t even know what the truth was, some days, like right now with Blaine Cornell. She wanted to know more. And that sticky tar of truth was going to get on her if she wasn’t careful. He was covered in good intentions.

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STIILL LIFE : A SPECFIC ROMANCE

Aboard Ebudae, a cargo ship of the Cordoba Constellar Conglomerate, Captain Jody Benson, who, for the purpose of her undercover operation is posing Specialist Jody Wall, is on her way to the remote, uninhabited ice planet of Tapogoani XII. The climate can kill.

Jody’s mission? For the sake of millions of freed slaves, she will destroy all traces of an old Freedom Road stop. Jody wakes up from a leisurely nap only to find that the ship she’s on is crashing into an ice planet and nobody else aboard is alive.

Astrobiologist Ewan Stewarts is excited that finally his equipment is arriving, only to realize that Ebudae is crashing. As he watches in horror, his sidekick the robotic companion, Six, accompanies him to the site to locate the one remaining crew member that is still alive, Benson.

And that’s just the beginning!

Along the way, Jody and Ewan must learn to trust one another. They’ll have to rely on each other and fight a common enemy– the freezing planet and the storms that threaten to kill them–before the relief ship arrives.

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WeWriWa Sunday – Fox Trap

NEW RELEASE: FOX TRAP

In which we meet elly, she’s a fox…

Currently 99¢ but not for long.

This week is the launch of the first book in my new SCIFI- Urban Fantasy series: The Guardians of Ghael.

I wrote the draft for this book while on retreat in Quinault with about twenty or more speculative fiction authors, some of whom have one Nebulas and Hugos. I like to call that weekend my growth spurt as I took my next steps in my writing career.

The book is 99¢ during pre-order.

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 13!

Wish me luck!

FOX TRAP

Lies. Shifters. And space vampires.

Elly Morgan’s a PI on a mission to capture a murderer. But when she encounters him in an alley on her home moon, she discovers he’s more dangerous than she expected—too much even for a foxkin like her to handle.

Detective Blaine Cornell’s tracking the same murderous quarry—and though teaming up with the beautiful ex-cop-turned-PI makes sense, the secrets he must keep from her put them both in a life-and death-struggle to save her kindred.

If they can’t learn to trust each other, they could both lose everything. And set a blood-sucking fiend loose on the innocent inhabitants of the moons of Ghael.

Your snippet of loveliness! Elly and Blaine’s first meeting:

His father said the Assembly’d picked the best and they were right, Elinor was blazing good at her job. She found him. All he’d been doing was staking out the bar scene from afar. She did him one better.

“That was good detective work, finding him. Too bad you left the constabulary to go it alone as a PI.” He baited her, watching lie upon lie manifest. Hating himself for allowing it, and waiting.

She didn’t reply. But she glared at him with a probing look used by some of the best interrogators in the business. She was pulling him apart like a puzzle.

Blaine kept his face composed, he felt a trickle of sweat bead at his brow.

They sat in silence for a few moments before he looked back up and made his next move.

 

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STIILL LIFE : A SPECFIC ROMANCE

Aboard Ebudae, a cargo ship of the Cordoba Constellar Conglomerate, Captain Jody Benson, who, for the purpose of her undercover operation is posing Specialist Jody Wall, is on her way to the remote, uninhabited ice planet of Tapogoani XII. The climate can kill.

Jody’s mission? For the sake of millions of freed slaves, she will destroy all traces of an old Freedom Road stop. Jody wakes up from a leisurely nap only to find that the ship she’s on is crashing into an ice planet and nobody else aboard is alive.

Astrobiologist Ewan Stewarts is excited that finally his equipment is arriving, only to realize that Ebudae is crashing. As he watches in horror, his sidekick the robotic companion, Six, accompanies him to the site to locate the one remaining crew member that is still alive, Benson.

And that’s just the beginning!

Along the way, Jody and Ewan must learn to trust one another. They’ll have to rely on each other and fight a common enemy– the freezing planet and the storms that threaten to kill them–before the relief ship arrives.

 

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Terraforming or Terrorism?

Still Life: A SpecFic SciFi Romance

Remember Jody from Freedom Bound? Well, she’s the star of the next book in the Solar Flame series about Bodice Ripping (sic) Ninjas in Space!

STILL LIFE is not just an episode, it’s a full length novella with a beginning, middle and an end. No kidding.

Terraforming or Terrorism? His future is her next target.

     Aboard Ebudae, a cargo ship of the Cordoba Constellar Conglomerate, Captain Jody Benson, who, for the purpose of her undercover operation is posing Specialist Jody Wall, is on her way to the remote, uninhabited ice planet of Tapogoani XII. The climate can kill.

Jody’s mission? For the sake of millions of freed slaves, she will destroy all traces of an old Freedom Road stop. Jody wakes up from a leisurely nap only to find that the ship she’s on is crashing into an ice planet and nobody else aboard is alive.

     Astrobiologist Ewan Stewarts is excited that finally his equipment is arriving, only to realize that Ebudae is crashing. As he watches in horror, his sidekick the robotic companion, Six, accompanies him to the site to locate the one remaining crew member that is still alive, Benson.

And that’s just the beginning!   

Along the way, Jody and Ewan must learn to trust one another. They’ll have to rely on each other and fight a common enemy— the freezing planet and the storms that threaten to kill them—before the relief ship arrives.


WeWriWa 3/26/17

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH OUR LADY NINJA gets a tour…

Mateu is currently with my crit partner for a final pass. This means it will be in publish by the end of March!

What is in the new  improved episode?? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world.

This vignette is from Episode 4: Coriander. Our heroine finally gets to her destination and is getting a tour of the Truncheon class starport.

She’s being escorted around by Bob. Bob’s old. Bob has connections. He’s an old port rat that she’s befriended. That’s all you need to know about Bob.

For now.

    “So, this level holds several contracted leasing berths.” As they walked off onto their platform, Bob explained. “That one to your left is contracted by Zulim Brothers. They’re a fair lot. Ours, rather yours, is maintained by Parker Shipping. It’s a one man operation. Parker’s small, it only has about a dozen berths that he maintains.
“He?”
“Mateu Parker, young guy. Pretty new to the business.

And that’s Episode 4s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

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Until next week…

WeWriWa 3/19/17

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH OUR DUDETTE FINDS HERSELF IN A NEW PLACE…

So here we are, Episode 3 is being rereleased after some heavy edits. New cover. Rebrand!

What is in the new book? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world.

This vignette is a little earlier in the episode than last week’s.

Corrie has just gotten aboard a transport ship, bought a ticket in steerage and has made her way to her transport pod.

They have barely left dock

Corrie is exploring the Personal Information Tech interface with her pod. It’s obvious that the pod next to her is also doing the same with quite a different take.

     Clicking the pod’s environmental link for the PIT, she immersed herself in petrichor. Corrie drew in the scents, sounds and the breeze of a primordial rainforest. “That’s so much better.”
The sound next door was quite different. Someone was enjoying the benefits of an environmental pornographic fantasy. “Well, I guess it’s a way to pass the time.” Corrie shrugged. Though she was less inclined to go the synthetic route, her steerage neighbor evidently, and with clear volume, declared their choice.
“A little soon to be bored, isn’t it?” Corrie mumbled. She hit the baffle to muffle her neighbor’s loud enjoyment of her dream date orgy.

And that’s Episode 3’s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

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Until next week…

WeWriWa 3/12/17

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH OUR DUDETTE FINDS HERSELF LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE…

My apologies to all that visited this site earlier. I’ve had some issues with my computer (read water on the keyboard) and this fell off the radar. It’s all fixed now. 😀

So here we are, Episode 3 is being rereleased on Amazon in just a week! New cover. Rebrand. And new edits to tighten it up.

What is in the new book? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world.

In this scene, Corrie, our heroine, is pondering the boredom of interstellar travel in JumpSpace.

 

 

The public baths were the land of zipless circle jerks.

In the past, in the Corps, she’d be in with both feet and some spare orifices. That wasn’t now. That wasn’t here.

She didn’t know them.

She didn’t trust them.

They were all still the enemy.

Corrie’s could hear the echo of her mother’s voice saying, “Boredom is the enemy of the creative.” Drunk and high, Elaine Scott left an indelible twisted imprint of family on her daughter. The Corps fulfilled the need.

And that’s Episode 3’s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

See the other authors of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click the logo:

Until next week…

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Femme Friday: LEGO my feminism! Women of NASA snap together, finally.

WOMEN OF NASA LEGO SET

The set comes in a display case!

While LEGO is probably the least misogynistic toy a child can own it still has a few leaps to make. A few? This week LEGO has finally recognized another service they have lacked for femme empowerment.

Lego announced the WOMEN OF NASA set. I feel both empowered and disappointed. Kind of like when DC finally decided to make that Wonder Woman movie we’ve all been standing around thinking, “hey… but what about Diana Prince” since Hollywood rebooted ANT MAN. ANT MAN? Seriously, guys? You did ANT MAN before WONDER WOMAN? Thanks. Wow, I feel better already.

In her project proposal, Maia Weinstock was clear in the project’s intent to  celebrate “five notable NASA pioneers and provides an educational building experience to help young ones and adults alike learn about the history of women in STEM.” You will note that many, if not all, of these women continue to be an advocate for women in STEM.

Those five women are:

Nancy Grace Roman

Astronomer: The “Mother of Hubble” is included in this set and was one of the first female executives at NASA. The Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics. She was instrumental in developing space based astronomical instrumentation. She’s ninety-one as of this writing and that means she was one of our Femme Warriors who had to fight for every little step she took in a field that was dominated by men, in a time that discouraged women from having careers. She said in an interview for VOA, “One of the reasons I like working with schools is to try to convince women that they can be scientists and that science can be fun,” she says.

 

Margaret Hamilton, née Heafield

Margaret Hamilton

Computer scientist: Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. She is a pioneer in the modern concept of software. She was discovered while at MIT through the Whirlwind , a project developed to predict the weather. By outsmarting a smarmy male scientist who wrote everything in Greek and Latin, she wrote all her answers in the same language.  Apparently, NASA likes a smartass because it got her the job as  lead developer for Apollo flight software.

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Mathematician and astronavigator: Yes, that Katherine Johnson who was recently featured in the movie Hidden Figures doing the maths for the Mercury and Apollo programs — including the Apollo 11 the first lunar landing.  Let me tell you a little thing about Katherine Johnson… she was a child math prodigy. And in Greenbrier West Virginia when she was a youngster, the didn’t have a school for African Americans past eighth grade. She would have been wasted if not for a program at West Virginia College that admitted her at the tender age of ten years old. Holy cats, that’s a SUPER FEMME! It took a United States Supreme Court (Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938)) ruling to allow her to even go to college. Take that Betsy DeVos. Totally nuts.

Sally Ride and Mae Jamisen

  Sally Ride 

Astronaut, physicist, and educator: A physicist by training, Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983 but, her sex aside, she’s also the youngest astronaut to travel to space as of this writing. After retiring as a NASA astronaut, she founded an educational company focusing on encouraging children — especially girls — to pursue the sciences.  In 2014, Ride was installed in the Legacy Walk, an outdoor public display that celebrates the achievements of the LGBT community. She and her partner Tama O’Shaunessey wrote six acclaimed children’s science books together.  Ride succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2012.

Jemison’s face on the stamp of Azeri

  Mae Jemison

Astronaut, physician, engineer: Trained as a medical doctor, served in the Peace Corps, and all around awesome femme, Jemison became the first African-American woman in space in 1992 aboard the Endeavour space shuttle. Since her retirement from NASA  she’s been busy running a company which develops new technologies and encourages students in the sciences. Oh yeah… she once appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, too. Her inspiration? Uhura. Thank you, Nichelle.

 

 

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Photos sourced from Lego and Wikipedia.