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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Moon Life by Marlene Fabian Stiles and Hank Fabian - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host sibling authors Marlene Fabian Stiles and Hank Fabian and their new book, “Moon Life,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on their Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Marlene and Hank and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Moon Life

by Marlene Fabian Stiles


Hank Fabian


GENRE:  Science Fiction



It is the year 2051 and the International Space Institute has just sent two rival astrobiologists to search for extraterrestrial life on Europa, the mysterious ice moon of Jupiter. What they encounter could not only revolutionize science, it might make one of them the most famous person on Earth. Or does the Universe have other plans?



Sure enough, Bikman returned alone the next day and held out an empty bilum.

Gnesh sounded exasperated. “We can’t give him any more. What are we going to eat?” Spreading his empty hands Charlie said, “I have nothing more to give you.”

Bikman’s eyebrows shot up.

“You ‘no sabe,’ right?” Charlie leafed through his dictionary. “Someday I’ll have to teach you some English.”

“Or you’ll learn Tok Pisin,” Gnesh teased.

“Nogat…nogat… mo. Nogat mo,” Charlie read aloud. When Bikman stared down at his empty sack, Charlie relented and took a small headlamp out of his pocket. “Here, for you.”

“I hope you have another one,” Gnesh muttered as Charlie showed the chief how the headlamp worked.

Bikman smiled and held out his hand again. “Givim one thousand dollah.”

The astrobiologists looked at each other. “He knows some English,” Gnesh said. Charlie turned back to the chief. “Why one thousand dollars?”

Bikman grinned. “Baim president.”

Charlie’s jaw dropped. “You want to buy our president?”

Gnesh rolled his laughter into a hoarse cough. “He’s not kidding, Charlie. I read about a tribe that tried to buy Lyndon Johnson back in the 1960s.”

Charlie was curious. “Why baim president?”

“President bringum kago. Kago gutpela.”

Charlie phrased his response carefully. “No thousand dollars. Now baim president one hundred thousand dollars.”



How We Roll

Some of the most successful writing partners--Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan--did not like each other. Fortunately siblings Hank and Marlene do, and share common interests in enjoying nature, discussing philosophy and reading about scientific research. However, Hank lives in California and Marlene in Colorado, so it was challenging to figure out a way to make our writing partnership work. Phone calls and emails were the obvious solution as we tried to follow the guidelines set out in Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” and Christopher Vogler’s “The Writer’s Journey.” At the same time we tried to keep our outline loose enough to allow for tangents as the characters came to life and took us in new and unexpected directions. Hank had been a drummer in his high school band and is particularly astute at listening to the cadence and rhythm of language so Marlene often read chapters aloud as we polished them. We relied on emailing chapters back and forth as we edited . . . and edited . . . and edited.

Gradually “Moon Life” evolved with suggestions from our Beta readers, but hiring professional editors was the best money we ever spent. We are particularly indebted to Christopher Bernard of “Editcetera” who worked with us for several years and who introduced us to Sci Fi writer and editor John McGoran, author of the “Spliced” Trilogy.

Moon Life” is an open-ended novel that we hope to follow up with a sequel. We are mulling over ideas for a race back to Europa and hope to generate continuing interest in the “Moon Life” saga.



The family that writes together stays together, so siblings Marlene Fabian Stiles and Hank Fabian co-authored a science fiction adventure that explores Jupiter’s moon Europa as two rival astrobiologists race to be the first to find extraterrestrial life. This discovery should ensure the winner fame and fortune, but the Universe has other plans.

Hank is the guy walking around with a long lens camera and binoculars, a tourist of the world fascinated by every creature that moves and every plant that grows. He teaches biology and helped devise a college genetics program. As a scientist he likes to work with facts, so there's a possibility that the creatures he’s created actually exist!

Marlene is the president of a nonprofit, The I Will Projects, dedicated to advancing educational venues that include a middle school aquaponics program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club which received a NASA grant. She writes in multiple genres and also has published “Elderchild,” an Alzheimer’s narrative written in the first person. She shares Hank’s love of the natural world and is dazzled by the interconnectivity of all living things.



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Marlene and Hank will be awarding a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Sending a heartfelt thanks from one fabulous brunette to another! Hank and I are delighted to take you on the space adventure of a lifetime filled with mystery, discovery, intrigue and romance.