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."
About the author
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.