Patty Jansen Releases 18th Story, SEVEN DAYS TO SAVE THE WORLD AND OTHER HOMEWORK PROJECTS
Patty Jansen of Sydney, Australia, who was honored as a first place quarterly winner at the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards in April of 2011, has now released her 18th story, "Seven Days to Save the World and other Homework Projects."
Since her win two years ago, Patty has continued to write and release both science fiction and fantasy in an impressive volume.
Patty's winning story in the Writers of the Future international contest back in 2011, "This Peaceful State of War," was published in - L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVII as a short story and Patty re-released it just recently, but her most recent story is children's fantasy.
"Seven Days to Save the World..." is about Florian who is one of those kids who would rather read than play ball with his friends. Florian is also a fairy prince. Yeah-right. That's what he says too, when a strange woman visits his father's caravan and tells him that unless a spell is renewed by the king of Celestia within seven days, the world is doomed. His father is disabled so Florian finds himself with a crown on his head, setting off to Celestia in the company of his father's cranky horse, which turns into a none-less-cranky unicorn, and his father's three motorbike-riding friends, who insist they are elves.
Rules under the tight fist of Florian's mother, Celestia has become a place where males, human or otherwise, are not welcome, let alone allowed to come near the shrine to speak the words of the spell, just forgetting about that tiny detail that FLorian doesn't have any magic. He seeks help from Celestia's only male inhabitant, a hermit magician, who tell him that to find the solution, he must unshrink the dragons.
Right on the heels of her Writers of the Future win, Patty started selling short stories to Analog Magazine and has published short stories in Aurealis, Redstone SF and the Grantville Gazette. Her PhD in science has assisted her science fiction writing by her own admission even though it has been years since she has been a practicing scientist. "Being a scientist is really having a scientific mind set," Patty stated.