Redemptive Fiction Award of Excellence winner
Twelve-year-old Rejoice cannot stop thinking about space. Her religious colony fled the violence of Earth to a new world to establish an agrarian utopia. The elders have determined that she will become a farmer, no matter what she wants. When she discovers aliens in the ocean and then the doom that is aimed at her planet, Rejoice needs to help her people find a way to survive.
About Lelia Rose Foreman (Vancouver, Washington Author)
After living 19 years in the same house in Kelso, WA, Lelia Rose married a Foreman and moved. She never did get her own bedroom. They moved to Seattle, Japan, Portland OR, San Antonio, North Pole AK, Battle Ground WA, and finally Vancouver (the one in Washington)
The Foremans raised and released five children. All of them survived.
They now live where they have a view of the house that has the view of a pond, where Lelia spends her time writing science fiction and fussing over plants.