C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own.
She is a member of the American Night Writer's Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.
At 16, Onnie Nayir is legally an adult, but that doesn't keep her father from ordering her and her brother to visit him on Rift Watcher Station. The station's new doctor, Darragh Conally catches her eye, but she has little time for romance as her position as daughter to station captain Thomas Nayir catapults her into interplanetary politics between the Earther Alliance and the Galladirans.
Onnie’s search for her brother brings new friends together. Darragh’s focus on the details borders on obsessive as his long-hidden secrets are revealed. And the question no one asks may be the most important: Who’s really in charge on this side of The Rift?
Onnie's heroism earned her celebrity status with many Galladirans, but not all. When her brother is taken, Onnie must defy her dad, ally with a troubled Galladiran teen, and forgive Darragh's failings, to join a rescue mission into The Rift.
Onnie isn’t sure what she wants in life, but going off to the Academy isn’t it. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, her father commands her return to Rift Watcher Station. Can Onnie find a life of her own?