And her name is Heather Massey, from The Galaxy Express fame.
Her debut novel, Once Upon a Time in Space (launching this fall from Red Sage publishing), goes something like this:
Earth is dying. Nick Venture, the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus, embarks on a dangerous mission to find a new planet and save humanity. This places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest pirate in the galaxy. The two adversaries find themselves irresistibly drawn to one another. But the conflicted pirate’s deepest secret could tear the couple apart even as humanity’s time runs out….
She had me at “space pirate”. DUDE! Space. Pirates.
And I was lucky enough to be chosen to do her cover. I LOVE doing covers for debut authors, but this mission made my inner Chihuahua chase her tail with savage glee because we’ve been friends for a few years now. So, Heather Massey. You make a note of that name, and like me, you’ll be able to brag that you knew her back when she released her first ever book.