Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Alana Carmen, and I have been proudly serving in the United Nations Planetary Defense since my eighteenth birthday. I fought alongside my stepfather on Alpha Team for the first five years of the war. After my mom and sister died, I transferred to Calypsis and became a member of Echo Team.
What is your role in the story?
My role is both a gift, and a curse: I'm the voice of reason. Always have been. When things get crazy and people are going off the rails, it's my job to get them back in line so we can devise a sound plan.
What is your favorite hobby?
Singing, songwriting. Music is my outlet, and my instrument of choice was an acoustic guitar. I used to play it on the train to and from school, and in the park on a weekend. I do still get to play on occasion, but . . . it’s a lot harder to find time these days.
What is the challenge you are trying to overcome in the story?
Ending this war. This is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced—the biggest challenge any of us have ever faced. But the conflict has gone on long enough, and now that we know we were fighting in the name of a false cause, there’s even more reason to put an end to it.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
I would wish that our first encounter with the Drocain had been peaceful. Then my mom, my sister, and all the friends I've lost . . . they would still be here, and half the colony wouldn't be lying in ruins. At least we're finally on our way to peace with the Leh'kin, but we still have a long way to go.
Title: The Calypsis Project II: Rebirth
Author: Brittany M. Willows
Genre: Science Fiction
The culmination of a thousand centuries of planning is at hand.
Though the key is gone, the war is not yet over.
Three years following the loss of Pioneer and its passengers, Alana Carmen and her teammates continue their fight against the Drocain Royal Empire. The Calypsis Project has been unveiled. The Nephera have retreated to the edge of space, and the Leh’kin have joined forces with the UNPD.
For once, humanity finds itself on an even playing field.
But with the return of old friends, tensions are running higher than ever.
When Echo Team embarks on a mission to reclaim a stolen freighter from rebel forces, they discover far more than they bargained for. Now they must fight the Nephera head on, or face certain annihilation.
Brittany M. Willows is a self-published author, gamer, and freelance digital artist living in rural Ontario, Canada. Her love of video games and the stories they told are what inspired her to write her own stories, and she has been building fictional universe ever since.
When she’s not writing about post-apocalyptic lands and robots and people gallivanting through the stars, she can be found hunched over a tablet drawing the very same things.
Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00GLD94RK