Janine Southard

Biography

Janine A. Southard writes and edits speculative fiction in between working on videogame projects. She's attended more than the average number of universities, which she claims is a FEATURE not a bug. ("Oxford educated, but Californian at heart.") She's also lived and traveled in Europe, the United States, and Japan.

Currently, she lives in Seattle with a husband and a cat. The cat pretends to care about this.

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Books

Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is the story of a girl and her iPhone. No, that’s not quite right. It’s the story of a statistician who’d rather play story games than look for love. Between gaming with her best friend and using her mysterious new phone, she learns that friendship trumps romance. Award-winning author Janine A. Southard shows you how the geeks of Seattle live!
The Robot Who Stole Herself
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Series: Archival and Recovery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before she became an American Space Ranger. Before she joined Queen-Commander Rhiannon on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Before she was sentient, M3L-15-A was a nanny. In this science fiction short story, Melissa turns her child-rearing programming on herself and climbs to sentience. In her 40 years of existence, Melissa has come to sentience many times. This is the first.
Hive & Heist
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Series: Hive Queen Saga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A space station caper! Sequel to the award-winning Queen & Commander. Exhausted and broke, Rhiannon’s Hive limps into John Wayne Station on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. This stop-over looks bright until authorities steal the ship’s engine. The solution: steal it back!
These Convergent Stars
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You set the price! Words: 30,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
No one notices when a shapeshifter isn’t herself. A novella of mistaken identity. Half the time, Maya looks like a mountain lion. On a space station over the planet Elsajh, she’s mistaken for a local shapeshifter, and she chooses to impersonate her alien look-alike. She stops an invasion and becomes a populist hero. That seems great, but her true identity stirs trouble for and her doppelganger.
Queen & Commander
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Series: Hive Queen Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,210. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On a world where high school test scores determine your future, six students rebel. Rhiannon doesn’t technically cheat the Test. She’s just smarter than the computers that administer it. With her friends and her post-Test status, she takes command of a questionably-obtained spaceship. Spaceships. Blackmail. Anywhere but here.

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