Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Pub. Date: March 1, 2016
Formats: Paperback, eBook
After inadvertently saving the world, eighteen-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school.
Though when she’s offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien space ship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she’d be crazy to turn something like that down, right?
Spending time with David on the ship has definite advantages and the two seem to pick up right where they left off. But when Jess discovers a plot to sabotage David’s efforts to establish a new home for his people on another planet, neither David’s advanced tech nor Jess’s smarts will be able to save them.
ASHES IN THE SKY is an action-packed, romantic Sci Fi adventure that will leave readers screaming for more.
Now on to the post! I asked Jennifer...If you had to evacuate Earth what would you bring with you and why?
Today we are going to have a crash course on what to bring with you if you have to evacuate Earth.
No, no, no, there are no aliens on their way to attack. At least not at the moment (that I’m aware of) but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be prepared, right?
So, here are the top ten things that you might want to bring with you if you are evacuating the planet.
1. A lifetime supply of chocolate, and buy the good stuff. No skimping. If you meet an alien, chocolate may be the only way to convince them that humanity is worth saving.
2. Bottled water, because, hey, you need it to survive, and from what I hear, there isn’t all that much water floating out in space. And it’s good to have water to wash down the chocolate.
3. Paper books and a loaded Kindle. There is not much to do our in space, especially in a crowded spaceship. No one else is going to think of bringing books, and if you don’t like a book you’ve already read, you’ll probably be able to scalp them in exchange for water. And don’t just bring an eReader, because you can’t depend on electricity rations. Paper doesn’t need power.
4. A feather pillow, because you will most likely be sleeping on the floor with a bunch of other refugees. I don’t know about you, but my head likes to be warm and comfy.
5. Chocolate. I know I mentioned this already, but bring more. You’ll want it. Trust me.
6. Paper and pens/pencils. Because your laptop might die and you won’t be able to get another one. Paper doesn’t rely on electricity or technology. And if tech still works, drawing is a fun hobby to help pass by the hours of endless space travel.
7. A few changes of underwear. Because you may never get another pair. Yes, gross, but true.
8. Feminine products, because I bet you whomever stocked the spaceship was probably a man and never ever thought of it. Go buy an extra hundred boxes now. You’ll thank me. (Even if you are a guy… because you’ll make friends REALLY quick once word gets out. Had trouble meeting women on Earth? This evacuation could be the best thing that ever happened to you!)
9. Chocolate. Even if you already have a stash, get more.
10. The latest textbooks on non-verbal communication, because if we do meet extra-terrestrial life forms, they’re not going to speak your language. And don’t try waving to say “Hi”. For all you know, you might be giving them the finger. Get a book on how to communicate without words. It might save your life. And if that doesn’t help, see number one, and five, and nine. Get it? Got it? Good.
Happy space travel!
Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her. While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)
During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away.
Who knows where we’ll end up next?
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