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Sunshine Somerville

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Sunshine Somerville is a Science Fantasy author who loves blending genres. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine.  Originally from the beachy side of Michigan, she now lives in the Detroit area with her husband, his cat, and their Lab/Smazmanian Devil mutt. 
The Kota Series is a Science Fantasy epic based on youthful obsessions with X-Men, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Dark Angel, and A Wrinkle in Time.
The Alt-World Chronicles is an Urban Fantasy series inspired by weird recurring dreams, a brainstorming session in the shower, and one ridiculously hot summer lived in Kansas City.
A Fairly Fairy Tale is Sunshine’s first Middle Grade Fantasy book. She got the idea from her fa
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Sunshine Somerville These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my…more
These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my series has a mystery element to it, so the trickiest thing was figuring out what to reveal when. In each book, you learn a little bit more about the virus/treatment (along with the light/dark allegory), so the hardest thing was deciding how to pace revealing all of that.
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First of all, my copy of this book is probably the first edition, so if there have been editions since, a lot might've been cleaned up. BUT, this book was in serious need of editing, and these problems frequently distracted me from what was otherwise ...more
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“We should look for the light, the good, the grace of Heaven wherever it might be, even admist the filth we are so quick to judge beneath us. We cannot assume we are the arbiters of righteousness. We don't shape Heaven; Heaven shapes us. Nor do we shape Hell.”
Sunshine Somerville, Zenith Prophecies

“Just as we are given the freedom to choose evil, so we are given the freedom to choose good. Free will can bring us to dust as a species, but it can also bring us to redemption.”
Sunshine Somerville, The Kota

“I've always thought it's unfair how people view night as a cold thing of death. I've always looked at night as a thing of forgiveness. 'Night as a cool, covering blanket that erases whatever wrongs were committed during the day and gives us a pause before starting anew.”
Sunshine Somerville, Pharmakon

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Sunshine Somerville Kevis wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite, Sunshine."

Happy to! :)


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Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the friend-vite, Sunshine.


Sunshine Somerville Emm wrote: "Hi Sunshine! Thanks for the friend request."

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