Guest Post: Introducing Haven and Echoes of Savanna

I am pleased to invite author and woman of many other hats, Lucinda Moebius to share her thoughts on writing, the world of Haven and her new book, Echoes of Savanna.
Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog.
My name is Lucinda Moebius and I am an author, teacher, artist, wife, sister, mother and just about any other label you could attach to a woman in today’s society.  My fascination with the written words stems back to childhood and learning to read at my mother’s knee.  The first book I remember reading was a simple child’s book called Where Do Babies Come From?  My mother was nine months pregnant  and was teaching me about the miracle of life and the little brother about to join our family.  He was born the day after my fourth birthday.  This is one of my earliest memories and it is the experience that fostered a love for the written word that stayed with me through my entire life.
I love to read, but the major problem with learning to read so early and voraciously is I could never get my hands on enough stories.  I started making up my own stories out of pure instinct for intellectual survival.  I needed stories.  By the time I was twelve my younger siblings were begging me to tell them bedtime stories and my classmates were stealing notebooks from my hands as I was penning words and reading the stories I created.  I realized I had something magical in my written word.  Of course, like any talent, if it is not fostered it does not grow.  It took years of schooling and study to learn how to create a story with the appropriate plot, character development, setting and all the other various tools in the writer’s tool box.
I have a number of story ideas floating through my mind and my soul.  There are many books I intend to write and share with readers, the first novel I completed, Echoes of Savanna, is the only one available.  This is the first book in a series subtitled The Haven Series.  The second book in the series, Raven’s Song, will be available soon.  There will be many more books available in this series. 
The concept for these novels started in a High School Creative writing class.  I was teaching my students how to write short stories and we were all writing together.  I happened to find an article on the Internet about the use of Animal DNA and stem cells to repair human genes.  This concept fascinated me and I started to develop a character based on this idea.  The story started to build from there and I spent the next three years researching ideas.  As I researched I realized we were living in portensious times.  However, we were not the first generation to live through defining moments in History.  Every generation before us have lived through life-changing events.  By the time I finished researching, one character developed into a five novel series.  Each novel covers twenty years of one person’s life.  In other words: one generation.
Every generation has its defining moments, events that change history and turn the course of lives.  Forever will the children of that generation be defined by those moments.
Welcome to the world of Haven.
About the book:

Every generation has their defining moments, events that change history and turn the course of lives. Forever will the children of that generation be defined by those moments.
Savanna Taylor is a medical doctor in 2036, the same year terrorists release a series of plagues and viruses into the world. She is a nineteen year old Brain Trust whose task it is to find a cure for the diseases and develop vaccines to prevent their further spread. The world is thrown in turmoil and Savanna needs to find a way to survive with her sanity and family intact. She needs to find a safe Haven for herself and for those she loves.
Can Savanna cope in a world in constant flux brought on by war and disease? Can she save the world and protect her loved ones or will she make the ultimate sacrifice? How will she be defined?
About the author:
Lucinda Moebius grew up in the mountains of Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Her mother taught her to read when she was four years old and since that time books have been her constant companions. She has a Bachelors Degree in English Teaching, a Masters in Educational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Lucinda supports her writing habit by teaching High School and College. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, stepson and their dog and cat.

Echoes of Savanna is available in paperback or e-book!