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Labor Day Tie-In Writer Guest Blog #3: Joan Marie Verba - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Labor Day Tie-In Writer Guest Blog #3: Joan Marie Verba
Where I've known Bob Greenberger and Aaron Rosenberg for years, I only know Joan Marie Verba through the "novelscribes" mailing list, which is only open to tie-in writers, and the list where the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers was born. This doesn't make her any less awesome, however. *grin* Joan has a bibliography that ranges in subject matter from Star Trek fanzines to weight loss, but today she's gonna tell us all about Thunderbirds novels...

Thunderbirds are Go!
by Joan Marie Verba

Hi, I’m Joan Marie Verba, and I’m a media tie-in author. I write licensed novels based on the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson television series of the 1960s, Thunderbirds.

To date, the novels in the series include Countdown to Action, Action Alert, and Deadly Danger. The next novel in the series, Situation: Critical!, will be published soon (late September/early October).

For those not familiar with the series, Thunderbirds is set in the 2060s. After the death of his wife, ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy puts together a secret organization called International Rescue, which saves people otherwise beyond the reach of the usual responders. The organization consists of Jeff, his five adult sons (Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon, and Alan, named after the Mercury astronauts), a genius who designs ultra-high-tech aircraft and equipment far ahead of its time, and other agents and associates.

I love reading and writing action-adventure science fiction novels, and I have a lot of fun with Thunderbirds. The novels are written to appeal to readers ages 12 and over. The books have been recognized by the Mom’s Choice Awards (Silver recipient), the National Best Books Awards (finalist), the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards (finalist), and the Scribe Awards (finalist).

If you’re interested in finding out more, I have sample chapters posted at Thunderbirds.com.

Thunderbirds: Situation: Critical! by Joan Marie Verba goes on sale soon from FTL Publications
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