Grace the Author

...the author
Grace began to pen her first science fiction tale at the age of eight, during a homeschooling exercise in which her father asked her to write a story based on a prompt. It was an epic space opera called "Zebra in the Future". Writing prompts are still known to have such effects today. At fourteen she wrote a novella based on a local urban legend surrounding secret tunnels in a hill called North Head in Auckland, New Zealand. Around that same time ideas formed for a virtual reality story which eventually became Faith Awakened.

That tale took the next fourteen years to form completely and be published. She was going to write the sequel immediately, but was interrupted by a vivid dream which became Legendary Space Pilgrims. After that, since she was in Ireland at the time, she proceeded to write her third novel about Dublin's future. Now at long last she has returned with a sigh of relief to Godspeed, the sequel to Faith Awakened, while working on multiple short stories in between, some of which have been published and can be found as follows:

Invasion at Wayfarer's Journal, February 2007 (no longer online)
The whole world is terrified by lights from the sky. Emil just wishes they'd leave his city alone.

Second Site at Digital Dragon Magazine, August 2009
A psychology professor with a secret witnesses an unlikely paranormal encounter in his own office.

Zara's Quest at Digital Dragon Magazine, February 2010
A teenage space pilot seeks her brother on the planet where he vanished, risking all to find him.

Fungus Among Us at The Cross and Cosmos, March 2010 (PDF, see page 3)
An experiment in communication is underway in a spacelab. Who is the creature being observed?

A Stretch of Time at Residential Aliens, July 2010
An unusual gift is passed down from grandmother to grandchild.

and the ongoing serial Comet Born at Digital Dragon Magazine: An index of all the episodes is here.
A comet tail sweeps Earth's atmosphere, and the children born in that moment take their first breaths of its gases--with supernatural results.

and in print:
The Night of the Gift in Forever Friends, 2008, available here An online version is available here.
Underground--Undersea in Underground Rising (2011) with Frank Creed et al.
Second Site appears in A Year of the Dragon (2013).
Fungus Among Us and its sequel Tell-Tale Signs of a Wonderful Life appear in The Cross and Cosmos Year 1 (2012).
Max's Black Box is to appear in Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II, from Random Static.
The Ears Have It is to appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Elven Anthology from Port Yonder Press.

My artwork Purple Cat was the cover 

...the books
Faith Awakened, 2007(2nd Ed. 2009) - (ISBN 978-0986451706)
A computer technician gets more than she bargains for when she plunges herself and her companions into virtual-reality cryogenic stasis to escape a raging virus.

Legendary Space Pilgrims, 2010 - (ISBN 978-098645170620)
On a planet that has never seen the sun, a harvester hears a Voice from beyond. It's time to leave the oatfield. Mario and Caitlin escape the mind control of Planet Monday, following the Voice to unknown worlds where wonders and challenges await. Have you got what it be a legend?

CyberDublin, Coming...uh...Later!
Oodles rules the world. But when its global hyperweb network falls prey to sabotage, society spins towards chaos. In Dublin, the heart of the fallen cyberworld, an orphan rebel and her housemates face a reality far less virtual than they're used to.

(Sequels are in progress for all three)