Newsletter Recap: May is for misty mornings


I’ve been working really hard toward my task list each week. I’ve been cranking out lots of words into the Asteroid Riders series and Sparrow Man 4. I’ve also been getting paperbacks and hardcovers released for books that have been out for a while. I am happy to say that this year has started with a cluster of exciting news. A few weeks ago I had a zoom pitch session with a publisher for the fantasy novel I completed in December. The pitch session was facilitated by an amazing fellow author. The pitch went well and the editor asked for a full read! So we will see what becomes of it. Also, a collaborative project that started seven years ago might actually come to fruition by the end of the month. This was some awesome news I got yesterday and I’m really hoping to be able to tell you all about it as soon as I can. Also, I will have new stories for you to read in the coming months. Check out the new releases in the announcements below 🙂

We’ve been watching MoonKnight and I am so inspired by the intricacies of the Marvel universe. I didn’t read comics as a kid so this has been my husbands turn to interrupt the show and explain what actually happened in the comic or how the comic was different from the TV show or movie. It’s a nice change to not be the one interrupting to say over and over again, “well in the book ___ happened.” 
Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s The Rocket Man and life events. 

The Consequence of Gravity Poems were written last year during a period of growth in my life. I had just come off about five months of dedicating myself as Interim-Director and I was having serious internal battles with wanting so much to support my unit and my team, but wanting to be a mother and a wife. In the poem Mission to Mars I focused on imposter syndrome and fear of failure as a professional and a mother that many of us experience. I also contemplate the idea of serving your community and mankind while losing out on the only people who will truly remember you in the end.
These were the questions I asked myself while writing the stories in Consequence of Gravity: Have you thought about living alone on a distant planet only to find you were not alone? Have you considered being an astronaut only to have to leave your family behind and visit them a few times a year? Have you considered a future where you send your children away to safety only to have them be raised by robots?

About M. R. Pritchard

M. R. Pritchard is a two-time Kindle Scout winning author, her short story "Glitch" has been featured in the 2017 winter edition of THE FIRST LINE literary journal, and her short story "Moon Lord" has been featured in Chronicle Worlds: Half Way Home (Part of the Future Chronicles). M. R. Pritchard holds degrees in Biochemistry and Nursing. She is a northern New Yorker transplanted to the Gulf Coast of Florida who enjoys coffee, mint chocolate, cloudy days, and reading on the lanai. Visit her website and sign up for her twice monthly newsletter. You'll get a newsletter with updates, day to day shenanigans, and book deals.
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