The Racetrack Chronicle – release today

I am delighted to report that after two years in the works, The Racetrack Chronicle is now available, free, in all major eBook formats. You can download it at this link.

Here’s the blurb:

Growing up in bucolic Falstone, Picon, Maggie Edmondson looked up at an endless night sky and knew that no matter what happened, the Colonial Fleet was out there. Protecting her. Visits to the aging warship Galactica reinforce her association of the Fleet with a sense of safety and security.

Six years before the Fall, after a shattering personal tragedy, Edmondson flees to the Poseidon Colonial Military Academy where she is befriended by Abigail Ainslie. Their motivations and personalities seem polar opposites: Edmondson is a withdrawn, bookish, depressed country-girl, while Ainslie seems to be an effervescent, cosmopolitan, and promiscuous Marine-Corps brat. But they become mutual supporters, and after they stumble into a secret that threatens the careers of several prominent officers, they will find themselves assigned to a ship that is no one’s idea of a plum assignment… Except Maggie’s. For the next sixteen months, as the storm clouds of the Fall gather around the Colonies, Edmondson is even more blissfully-unaware than most. Sequestered on the Galactica with a ragtag collection of officers and men deemed problem-children by Fleet Command, she is busy falling in love and planning a future. The events of the Fall will shatter this happy bubble and set her on a very different, momentous path.

In Battlestar Galactica, Margaret “Racetrack” Edmondson repeatedly played a pivotal but unsung role. Now, in “The Racetrack Chronicle,” find out where she came from and who she was.

This is a major personal milestone; a separate post will address some personal issues with the book, but suffice to say that I’ve sunk a lot of work and love into this project, and I hope that it will prove enjoyable.