About Mud and Glass
Life is fairly workaday for Dr Celeste Carlucci, a professor at Krasnia’s finest university, until her best friend and colleague Pace involves Celeste in her research.
Before long, Celeste is being shot at from a hovering helicopter, attacked on a moonlit mountain path, and followed by shadowy minions – on the trail of the Littoral Codex, an ancient and indecipherable book. The race is on to figure out its secrets. On one side are Celeste and her colleagues, armed with nothing but enthusiasm, brilliant minds, and the principles of geography. Against them are the repressive university governors and their jackbooted campus security guards; the rich and power-hungry Praxicopolis family; and a renegade group of researchers, the Littoral League.
Will this ragtag bunch outwit their foes before it’s too late?
Praise for Mud and Glass
“Academic novels are a hobby of mine, and I recommend MUD AND GLASS as one of the better ones out there. Well-plotted, fast-paced, and the author has a real talent for keeping humor on nearly every page” Amazon Reader
“A delightful blend of classic fantasy elements mixed with a loving look at academia with a liberal dose of humor mixed in. I loved the author’s last novel and this one did not disappoint.” Amazon Reader
“This is a perfect book that made me happy. It’s deliciously eccentric and FUN. I look forward to reading more books by this author” Amazon Reader
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About the Author
American-born author Laura E. Goodin decided at seven years old to be a writer. Over the decades, she’s worked as a reporter, editor, technical writer, media manager, web-content developer, writing teacher, and freelance writer, but it was only as she entered her 40s that she determined to return to her childhood dream of writing stories that would amaze and entertain.
She was transmuted in the crucible of the 2007 Clarion South Workshop, and went on to gain a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Western Australia. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Review of Australian Fiction, Adbusters, Wet Ink, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Science Fiction, among others, and in several anthologies.
Her plays and libretti have been performed on three continents, and her poetry has been performed internationally, both as spoken word and as texts for new musical compositions. She currently teaches writing at various tertiary institutions. Her debut novel, After the Bloodwood Staff, was published in 2016 by Odyssey Books, as is this next novel, Mud and Glass. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, composer Houston Dunleavy, and spends what little spare time she has in trying to be as much like Xena, Warrior Princess as possible.
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