Rocket Ship Freedom is my YA novel about a teenager who gets an internship at a private rocket company and ends up going to the Moon, where he discovers a deadly mystery that threatens the survival of the human species.
Judging by the recent popular movies, the YA genre appears to be dominated by fantasy and dystopia. When science and technology do appear in a story, they often deal with really far out stuff like time travel and parallel worlds. Now, I like that stuff too, but I wondered how come there didn’t seem to be any YA novels that focused on hard technology and an upbeat vision of the future. So I tried to write a story that was scientifically accurate yet also fun and full of adventure.
(By the way, the cover illustration is my very amateur work in Sketchup and has several errors. Can you spot them?)