Using Rose's unique perspective as an outsider, Louise is able to examine human existence as it could be. The circumstances of her birth put Rose in the position to be a contributing crew member and learn both about who she wants to be within the limited confines of a spaceship on an interstellar mission. It also puts her face to face with the ultimate test that was never intended for her.
"My whole life I’ve been stranded on a spaceship with my parents and the crew of the spaceship Grimm Explorer.
Who am I?
I am Rose Marie Hernandez Williamson and I was born in outer space. I used to think the hardest part about growing up out here would be naming the planets.
Now, I think it will be getting back to Earth alive."
Louise Robertson has earned degrees (BA Oberlin, MFA George Mason University), poetry publications (Pudding Magazine, Crack the Spine, Borderline – among others), and poetry awards (Mary Roberts Rinehart, Columbus Arts Festival Poetry Competition (twice) – among others). She has slammed at the regional and national level. Someone once said about her that, underneath it all, she is kind.