Hello everyone! I’m Ester López and I write sci-fi and paranormal adventure romances. Today, I’m speaking with Captain Tremol, the new liaison of the newly formed Earthen Delegation to the Vaedra System. Hello, Captain.
Hello, and thank you for having me here today.
Can you tell us a little about what your job entails?
Of course. I’ll be leading a group of dignitaries from your Earth to Vaedra’s planet, Vestra Major, which is our home planet. I will set up accommodations for these people and line up introductions to their counter parts in our system so they can learn from each other.
That sounds like a good idea. How did that position come about?
Well, after Keely helped me find my missing landing party on Earth, her president came aboard our ship for a visit. He liked the idea of sharing technology and assigned Keely for the Vaedran Delegation and me for the Earthen. Since Keely knows the Earth, and I’m from the Vaedra system, we were the perfect choices.
Tell me, Captain, do you celebrate any holidays in the Vaedra System?
We have our Independence Day on all the planets. That’s when all the various cultures got their own planets on which to live. We also celebrate the New Ano and all the solstices. Of course, each planet has their ano ending at different times and their solstices are also different times. Lastly, we all celebrate the birth of our Lord. On Vestra Major, that was just after our winter solstice. I believe each planet holds this celebration in their winter solstice as well, but some planets have 14 moon cycles, and others may have twelve, so the day changes for each of us.
That’s interesting. Do you have special activities that you do on these holidays?
On the Independence Day, all cultures celebrate with feasting and dancing with great fireworks at night. With the solstices, mostly it depends on the culture. On Vestra Major, where I’m from, the family gathers for an evening meal and tells stories of antics from past solstices. If the families are far apart, then this is a time for visiting and merriment. But on the Lord’s Day, we go to our churches and celebrate his birth with friends and family, giving gifts of food or clothing to those less fortunate than ourselves.
That sounds interesting. Thank you, Captain, for taking time with me today. I wish you a Happy New Ano! And for those who want to learn more of Captain Tremol’s story, you can read it in “Betrayed,” by Ester López at https://amzn.to/2Vk3b73
A promotion-seeking lieutenant and a feisty Secret Service Agent must find a missing landing party before a war hungry Admiral and a conniving General unleash an intergalactic war of the worlds.
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I write sci-fi and paranormal adventure romance and got started in the Smokies, where I reside with my husband and our two dogs, Ellie and Charlie.