Writers of the Future Winner Marina J. Lostetter of Fayetteville, Arkansas Publishes in Star Citizen Universe

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Publication in Chris Robert's Star Citizen marks Marina's next step in writing career

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I’ve had the privilege of writing a tie-in novelette for the Star Citizen universe. Dateline: Sesen is currently being serialized–with a new episode released weekly–in the Spectrum Dispatch.

Marina J. Lostetter of Fayetteville, a winner in last year’s Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29, has taken another significant next step in her writing career.

Her new release is a tie-in novelette, "Dateline: Sesen", in Chris Robert's Spectrum Dispatch Stories, the on-line magazine of the multi-player persistent universe "Star Citizen" which is considered one of the most successful kickstarter crowd sourced projects of all time.

Marina stated, "I’ve had the privilege of writing a tie-in novelette for the Star Citizen universe. Dateline: Sesen is currently being serialized–with a new episode released weekly–in the Spectrum Dispatch."

This is Marina's offered excerpt:
”A pack of six Cutlasses barreled out of the jump point. One craft smacked into the front of the transport and skidded along its side, leaving a long, dark scar in the orange hide.

Yadav tapped the camera drone and it sprang to life, automatically locking onto her eye movement. It mirrored her gaze, recording whatever she looked at. The recorder in her ear worked continuously, never missing a moment.

Haddix pulled a scrap of something from his pocket and kissed it. Yadav had seen him do that on a number of occasions, but had never asked about it. Just his ritual, she thought, tightening her harness. Some people need their little security blankets.

But not her. This was what she lived for. She welcomed the rush of adrenaline, the fresh sweat on her brow, her increased pulse rate — it all meant she was where she needed to be, in the thick of a story-worthy conflict. There was something about exposing a criminal’s dirty laundry, about revealing a secret and letting the public judge who was right and who was wrong, that filled her with elation."

Writers of the Future contest coordinating judge Dave Wolverton stated, "I am very excited for Marina, she will gain a huge fan-base for her publication in Star Citizen. This is a great boost in her career."

The Writers of the Future writing contest (http://www.writersofthefuture.com) was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. Past winners of the Writing Contest have published over 750 novels, 3,500 short stories.

For more information, contact Joni Labaqui at jonil(at)authorservicesinc(dot)com or go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com or http://www.facebook.com/WritersAndIllustratorsOfTheFuture

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