RELEASE DAY! Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme is now officially out in the world!!
This collection of sci-fi shorts features a variety of brainy young heroines—girls who engineer, tinker, experiment, and more. Voyage to far-off galaxies with girls who use their science savvy to fix rovers, rescue friends, and protect alien critters. Visit steampunk realms where young ladies put their skills to the test building mechanical wonders and solving mysteries. Trek across sci-fi landscapes with girls who save androids and repair robots. Journey to post-apocalyptic futures where heroines use their tech know-how to bring down overlords and spread the most dangerous thing of all… knowledge. And drop in on a few near-future heroines who use their smarts to take down supervillains and bring a little more understanding into the world.
I wrote “Chasing the Copper Dragon” for this anthology because I love cool, smart heroines and the idea of writing young women who solved problems with their brains inspired me. Proceeds from the anthology fund scholarships for women through the Society of Women engineers. I don't get a dime from this anthology, but I hope it benefits many women.