From The Deep Author Spotlight: James Rickett

Posted: September 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

Today’s author is one James Rickett, who has provided a blurb for his story and a couple pieces of artwork done by himself and his daughter.


Kayli Starbell is a quiet young woman who grew up in a sheltered village, so when her friend Tala talks her into signing up with the boisterous crew of a freelance airship as their cook, they both get more adventure than they expected. The airship’s latest escapade involves traveling to the dangerous Sky Ocean and finding the fabled Astrolabe, a device that has the power of locating whatever treasure its holder desires. Naturally, they’re not the only ones looking for it–their chief rivals also want this valuable artifact for themselves. After a confrontation between the two crews threatens to turn violent, Kayli finds herself in an unexpected alliance with Jerad, a young man from the rival crew. Separated from the others, Kayli and Jerad must survive the ancient city they’re trapped in, while their courage and loyalty to their crews are tested.


James’s author bio and links:

Bio: James Rickett lives in Texarkana, Texas with his wife Catherine and their three children. He works as a software developer to pay the bills. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fantasy and sci-fi stories. His other hobbies include playing the piano, digital art, cooking, occasional stage acting, contemplating deep theological and existential issues, and video games. His favorite writers are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton. His favorite films and television include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Firefly, Kimi no Na wa, and most Studio Ghibli movies.


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