It wasn’t easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from the only home she’s ever known, her future looks bleak. But then Molly hears that her father’s old starship has turned up halfway across the galaxy. Setting off to retrieve the old craft, she hopes it will hold clues to his disappearance. Accompanying her as a chaperone is Cole, her old flight partner from the Academy. Molly can’t believe it. She’s now the proud owner of her own starship. Her Spring Break is going to be spent traveling across the galaxy with a cute boy. Could things possibly get any better? Little does Molly know, they are about to get much, much worse . . .
I also read Howey’s more famous work, Wool, the one which 20th Century Fox has scooped up for Hollywood to turn into a blockbuster.
Or you’ll get what you wish for.
And they’re a great example of all that indie books can be, and where an indie career can take you. Howey has four full length novels in the Molly Fyde series, the first of which was published in 2009, then each published approximately 6 mos apart. Wool started as a 50 page novella published in July 2011, but it caught fire and fans demanded he write more. Only then did he hit the NYTimes bestseller list and capture the attention of NY publishing (which he turned down), agents (which he did not), and Hollywood (with whom he landed with a very nice deal).
It’s worth a peek.