Collaborative Writing Challenge

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller

CWC's Third Collaboration. Now available for purchase!

The renowned planetary zoologist, Dr. Forret, has always loved exploring new planets, discovering and cataloging new species, and returning to Earth with his new-found knowledge. His beloved Ark, the exploratory research vessel, serves as both mobile laboratory and home to the hundreds of her crew members, who have all put their lives in Dirk's hands on their mission to Santelli Minor.

But this isn't a normal expedition. When Dirk's head of security breaks protocol and engages with the planet's unexpected humanoid species, Dirk and his crew find themselves, at first, with what seems like a viral breakout inducing a comatose state. With half the crew immobilized and seemingly in a trance, a small team reaches out beyond their original plans in search of the cause and a way to reverse the disease. What awaits them is far beyond anything they've ever imagined, and calls them to do more than they ever believed they could.

Join Dirk and the Ark on this perilous journey among ancient tribes, communion with the planet's sentient nature, and the dangerous forces trying to break free into the universe. Only one thing can stop it, and nobody likes what their last option has become. 

Cover Design

So far CWC have produced our own book covers, but with such an exciting Sci-fi story developing, it was time to bring in an expert. I am excited to introduce Raven Blackburn aka Ravenborn, who is a talented cover designer by day and a writer at night. She lives in Germany with her fiancé and two crazy cats, where you can usually find her daydreaming, either about that cover she wants to create or her next book. She has produced the book cover above that was selected by our writers, and the community, but her skills stretch way beyond this genre and you should take a look at her other work. You can connect with Raven using the links below.