A. Nation


I have always enjoyed reading science fiction and mysteries because I am interested in future science and puzzle solving. I write about stories of the future that mimic today's social issues. Issues such as greed, retribution, prejudice, political corruption, and what the future could become are some of the concepts I use to illustrate a moral result.
What motivates me? A story I may read in the newspaper, political idiocy, a situation that happened in history, or just anything that I can twist the perspective around. I travel the west with my husband and read about the small towns of the USA as we drive through them.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie, Isaac Asimov, H.G.Wells, Rita Mae Brown, Tim Stout, Georgette Heyer
So, what is next in your writing tales?
I'm working on another detective story that will end up on Mars in the future. Artificial Intelligence seems to be an interesting topic now. What if by the actions of an innocent perpetrator who kills is seen only by the recording memory of an A.I. And so the story begins.
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The Rosetta Blessing Travel Mysteries
Travels of Rosetta and her daughter and the mysteries they solve. Book 3 is not available at this time.
Urban Fantasy Mysteries
From an ordinary housewife who finds herself seeing those who live in the fantasy world, she disappears into another world. After her husband's death, she takes up pottery and goes on a cruise where she encounters fairies and ghosts.
Quest Series
The adventures of youths on a foreign planet. Many came from Mars and with the aliens, they seek adventure and answers to this new discovery. Book 3 is not available at this time
Eye of the Throne
Price: $5.99 USD.
Blackhawk Files
A Tucson police detective of the future chases his suspects Mars and meets one of the aliens for the first time. The murders have a connection to Washington D.C. when he and his wife get to vacation on Mars, someone sets fire to the spaceship in their attempt to destroy a certain android.
Best Friends
Price: $0.99 USD.
Fatal Error
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Takers
Price: $4.99 USD.
Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries
Follow the characters and the tales of the 25th century, either living on Mars, traveling to another planet, or solving murders on Earth and beyond.
Star Traveler Series
From first contact to traveling to the alien's planet and back to Mars. Adventures and near death experiences.
Found - The Lost Ones
Price: $3.99 USD.


Mystery Along the Colorado
Series: The Rosetta Blessing Travel Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,950. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Rosetta's uncle dies under mysterious circumstances. Every relative has opportunity and motive.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,520. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A naïve teenage girl witnesses a strange phenomena as she returns to the Martian base.
Ghost Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Urban
A collection of short ghost stories for your busy lives. From a bus stop stranger, a ghostly girl, to a step into the past.
The Magic - Within
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Urban
Amid Susan's fantasy friend's distractions she's determined to visit her boyfriend's family in Colorado. His daughter is kidnapped and Susan contacts an old wizard to help her.
Eye of the Throne
Series: Quest Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,480. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Nathan travels with friends and foe to another alien planet to discover what killed his friend (Quest Book 2)
Short Reads 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,560. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Short stories in science fiction, urban fantasy, and stories written from my prompts. Two stories are non-fiction.
Mystery - Along the Italian Coast
Series: The Rosetta Blessing Travel Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,920. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Rosetta and her daughter take another trip to Europe. They discover their case takes a surprising turn in Italy between a murderer and a mob boss.
A Witch Comes a Haunting
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,260. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Susan and Hobnobby thought they had vanquished the witch forever. But when she escapes, Susan has to devise a plan to rid her small town once and for all of this evil.
Hobnobby's Story
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
This is the short story before Where Did They Go? and how Hobnobby came to be in Vesda. He used to live in another world then disappeared into the land of Vesda.
Best Friends
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This is a short story prequel to Deflection, A Race Against Time
Star Travelers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 193,980. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Three full-length science fiction ebooks rolled into one. From first contact to traveling across space.
Step - Into My World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 190,620. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three full-length ebooks rolled into one. Where Did They Go? The Pottery Sale and The Cruise. Susan's misadventures and murder
The Takers
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,010. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A researcher in Washington D.C. discovers a discrepancy and then the murders began. Alex Blackhawk decides to go undercover when a man is found dead on a returning cargo ship from Mars.
Easter & Hobs
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Urban
Two short stories. Susan discovers elves painting eggs. Hobnobby meets Susan for the first time.
The Christmas Gift of Friendship and Other Fall Hollidays
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
(3.00 from 1 review)
Halloween Tricks and Thanksgiving Dinner stories are added before Susan Edwards decides to have an intimate Christmas eve party for her close friends and neighbors. Youth or adult can read these.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Susan can't find a turkey for Thanksgiving until two semi-trucks show up.
Cat in Space
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
A tiny black and white kitten is rescued. Soon he'll head on an adventure of his life to the Moon. Updated 6-25-21
Domino Sagas
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 195,830. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Located in the 25th century on Mars and Earth, these first three SciFi sagas involve first contact with an alien species, technology of living on Mars, a detective tracking his suspect, and family theft. Most agree the red planet is a dangerous place where accidents and murder can occur.
Fatal Error
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,870. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A terrorist is destroying android units in the 25th century. Humans make mistakes. A woman leaves an incriminating letter her mother wrote at the Tucson Police Station. One android is compelled to follow the three laws of robotics and helps the detective solve the crime. This is a tale of truth revealed and how death by an innocent can escalate into murder. Updated 4/2518
Desert Shock Secrets Never Stay Hidden
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,320. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The shock the Tucson police find in the desert is nothing compared to the shock Mother Nature dishes out.
Return There's No Easy Way
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Star Traveler Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,560. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The two humans and their daughter are heading back home to Mars in the alien ship when they are threatened.
Found - The Lost Ones
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Star Traveler Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,030. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jennifer and Robert wanted to be the first humans to travel into deep space with the aliens in their quest of discovery. They discover another planet where the social rules differ from their own. Robert and his alien crew are kidnapped by a ruthless Emperor and accused of Murder.
Crossroads - A Moment of Decision
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
The crew from the Mars base station in the twenty-fifth century returns to Earth for R&R from the long radiation exposure. Old friends meet and soon Alice finds out that someone is stealing her cousins heirlooms. Greed and retribution still occur in the twenty fifth century. Will the cat and dog save the day?
Deflection - A Race against Time
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
From a native Navajo boy to Tucson's detective, Alex Blackhawk will cross paths with his enemy until it becomes deadly. Following police procedure, he places a young woman in a safe house as he tracts his suspect to Mars.

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Smashwords book reviews by A. Nation

  • Going LIVE In 3, 2, What? on Sep. 23, 2017
    (no rating)
    This is a really exciting story that drew me in to read page after page. The descriptions of the character and what he's going through are vivid and engaging.
  • The Write Path To Sword Out The Truth! on Sep. 23, 2017
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    This is an interesting tale that encourages me to read more. The action is exciting and engages the reader.