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

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do custom Embroidery and promote my book
Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie, Isaac Asimov, H.G.Wells, Rita Mae Brown, Tim Stout, Georgette Heyer
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Where to find A. Nation online

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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.

Similar - But Not the Same

Price: $3.99 USD.

Found The Lost Ones

Price: $3.99 USD.

Return There's No Easy Way

Price: $4.99 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.

Short Reads

Price: $4.99 USD.
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.

Easter & Hobs

Price: $1.99 USD.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Price: Free!


Mystery Along the Danube
Pre-release—available February 28, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A European trip turns deadly as Rosetta and her daughter travel through Europe on a river boat
Urban Fantasy Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,590. 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 - From the Dark of Night
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,040. 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.
Short Reads
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Urban Fantasy Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,200. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Short Stories related and not related to my novels. Some back history to Where Did They Go? novel and stories that may appear in my novels.
Easter & Hobs
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,600. 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.
Blackhawk Files
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 213,520. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Located in the 25th century on Mars and Earth, these Detective Blackhawk files involve first contact with an alien species, a detective tracking his suspect, and death by an innocent. Most agree the red planet is a dangerous place where accidents and murder can occur. Detective Alex Blackhawk is Dené Navajo, his focus has always been his work until he met the congressman's daughter.
Christmas The Gift of Friendship
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
Susan Edwards decides to have an intimate Christmas eve party for her close friends and neighbors.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: Free! 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.
The Cruise - Lost at Sea
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,120. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
NaNoWriMo 2017 book. Last updated 2017-11-30 15:13:24
Goal reached!
Susan and her two neighbors go on a cruise to Hawaii. Away from the odd assortment of people who need her help only to get her in trouble, all she wants to do is relax and read a good book. But soon her wonderful vacation turns into a horrible nightmare.
A Cat on Mars
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
From his rescue to running through air shafts to see aliens before the humans do. First he lives on the Moon and after a year, his mistress, Alice Morgan takes him to live on Mars in this 25th century tale. A new added scene. A novella, updated 12-26-17.
Domino Mysteries
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 195,570. 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 Death by Innocence
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,440. 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
The Pottery Sale - What Lies Beneath
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,470. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
NaNoWriMo 2016 book. Last updated 2016-11-29 08:58:19
Goal reached!
Susan Edwards tries a neighbor suggestion to enroll in pottery classes. The annual Pottery Sale helps raise funds for the hospital. Local crime leads to one of the potter's mysterious death. Hobnobby, wants a dwelling of his own, but has to deal with the evil in two worlds.
Desert Shock Secrets Never Stay Hidden
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries · Blackhawk Files. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,050. 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. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,940. 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.
Where Did They Go? - The World of Vesda
Series: Urban Fantasy Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,270. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Susan was devastated when her husband dies in a car accident. Missing items, one after another, keeps disappearing around her home until she steps into another world. Soon she realizes who killed her husband.
Found The Lost Ones
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Space travel had advanced to allow the ahmans to search for their lost brethren. The aliens almost destroyed their world 2000 years ago when they escape to their moons and nearby planet for survival. Some either missed their trajectory or flew out of their solar system to parts unknown.
Crossroads - A Moment of Decision
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,130. 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: $4.98 USD. Words: 61,720. 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. When the rich control our country's highest office, what happens when the President unleashes a terrifying weapon. Does the suspect of three murders have a connection to maintain power? Detective Blackhawk will have to go to Mars to find out.
Similar - But Not the Same
Series: Domino Sci-Fi Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,140. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
As humans settle on Mars three hundred years in the future, another species of hominins are beginning to save theirs. Alice packs up her cat and leaves the Moon for a new future on Mars. Interviews are held between humans and aliens. Mars can be a dangerous place, murder and accidents can happen.

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Smashwords book reviews by A. Nation

  • Going LIVE In 3, 2, What? on Sep. 23, 2017
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    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.