B.C. author continues book tour

Writer Lorna Carleton will be at Books and Company with the first book in her fantastical series

Author Lorna Carleton. Submitted photo

Lorna J. Carleton, author of the young-adult sci-fi/fantasy novel, The Dragons of Nibiru, is coming to Quesnel for her book-signing event.

Carleton, a British Columbia native, currently resides in Kamloops. She works as a safety advisor for a major utility, while working on a university degree. Taking her passion for writing seriously, Carleton set out to write and complete her novel, and did so in the course of 14 months.

Released in July 2017, The Dragons of Nibiru is her first book in a series of seven, which are set to be published in the future. The second book, Dragons of Earth, will be released next month.

The Dragons of Nibiru follows the story of Celine, an intelligent young woman in a futuristic, fantastical world. As the daughter of a highly-respected starship commander, Celine finds herself cast-out into the cosmos by a vengeful criminal. Stranded on a forbidden planet, Nibiru, Celine befriends Fianna, the last princess of a dying race of dragons. The two set out on a quest to fight for the survival of their families in a series of dangerous adventures.

Carleton draws inspiration for the series from her own experiences observing health-care professionals. She has been in areas of diverse cultures, where modern health care is unwelcome, and has seen health-care workers struggle to provide women and children with basic health care needs.

Not only that, Carleton has aided escaped cult members re-enter the world and live a normal life while recovering from their experiences. Carleton’s book is a symbolic expression of the fear, the necessity to support those in need and the survival she has witnessed in her own life.

Books and Company, at 371 Reid Street, is hosting the book-signing, which takes place between 11 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Apr. 20.

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