Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cover Reveal!! Zanzibar's Rings by Jemima Pett (December IWSG)

Well...I did it. 

No, not that. I did not finish my edits.

I hit rock bottom, completely dropped the metaphorical ball, lost all momentum...[hushed poof].

I may or may not get a mini panic attack every time I look at my laptop. If it weren't for this hop, I would not be on the thing right now. Actually, I have another really important reason for being here! I want to help reveal the success of another author! 

During my mental breakdown and chronic case of "editor's block," I had the pleasure of beta reading a fantastic Science Fiction novel by fellow IWSG Author, Jemima Pett.

I came to the work blind, having read none of the previous books in the series, but I was easily hooked and eagerly finished the tale. I can't wait to share a more formal review after the release date. But for now, you will just have to admire the cover and visit Jemima's website to pick up some copies of her earlier works.

Without further ado.....[drumroll]

Zanzibar’s Rings (Viridian System #3) A galactic crisis: the entire comms system destroyed. How will spaceships in flight get home? Dolores is stuck in warp with a very dangerous passenger, Pete gets his shuttle home on manual. How come anything in close contact with orichalcum fixes itself? Just flying through Zanzibar's Rings solves the problem, as the Federation's Fighters find, as they invade the Viridian System's settled planets. This is the final book in the Viridian System series.

Publication date: February 22nd, 2022, ebook and paperback

Pre-order from most of these places now!
Amazon ~~~ Apple iTunes ~~~ B&N (Nook) ~~~ Kobo ~~~ Scribd ~~~ Smashwords
Check out the other books in the series: The Perihelix, and Curved Space to Corsair.

About Jemima Pett
Jemima has been writing stories since she was eight and published The Princelings of the East in 2011. That led on to a ten-book series of the same name, written for older children (9 and up).

Jemima reckons she read all of the science fiction in her local library, and most likes alternative universes, time travel, consequences of social change, and unusual ideas surrounding alien species. Her favourite authors included Anne McCaffrey, Fritz Lieber, Poul Anderson, John Brunner, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke. These days she likes Becky Chambers, Lindsay Buroker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Clare O’Beara, M T McGuire, Jennifer Ellis… She also loves series – once involved with characters she loves to read their continuing adventures.

She has degrees or diplomas in maths, earth sciences and environmental technology and would most like everyone to use their natural resources sustainably, since we only have the one planet to support us.

Jemima’s ebooks are published by Princelings Publications through Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, B&N, Kobo and more. Her paperbacks are distributed from Blurb by Ingrams.

Follow Jemima Pett on her blog – – or on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Monthly question:
In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?
Feeling unaccomplished stresses me the most. Getting anything accomplished delights me.

The awesome co-hosts for the December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray!


  1. Congrats to Jemima on her cover!

    So sorry to hear that you have been in a hard place with your writing. Sometimes when I'm struggling, I just commit to looking at what I'm working on for a very short period of time, like 15 or 30 minutes. I hope you start getting some things done. I know you can.

    1. That is really good advice! I'm looking forward to getting something done!

  2. Congratulations to Jemima!
    Sorry you hit bottom. Just remember, the only place to go now is up.

    1. Absolutely! Hoping to climb up and keep going!

  3. Congratulations to Jemima! Sorry about your health, Steph. What Alex says is very true. You have nowhere else to go but up. Take care of yourself. You are precious.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement. I'm so glad I have this community.

  4. Sorry you got so deep, Steph, and I hope I didn't have anything to do with any stresses you were under.
    I'm deeply grateful for your kind words and the cover reveal. You're wonderful. And you can tell yourself that three times a day if it helps. :)

    1. You provided me with a great distraction!!! I am so glad I got to participate. It gives me hope and motivation!

  5. A belated thanks for featuring the cover, Steph. I'm nicking that comment of yours for the back cover :)