Losing Dani Strumm by Author B. A. Shields
Dani was a natural in college, her only distraction, an absent mother, and a suicidal brother whom she felt overly protective. Maybe because she assumed the role when her mother abandoned them, or perhaps it was just her nurturing way.
Dani dreamed her entire life of this mission to Tau Ceti e. Her job was a simple one. Release scientific orbital satellites around Tau Ceti e to gather important information for team two, which would form a landing and exploration party.
What could go wrong?
Within minutes of releasing the second satellite, something did go wrong, horribly wrong.
Dani would find herself scrambling for the emergency escape pod to flee a dying ship, and before long, find herself stranded on an alien planet with two weeks of supplies, two days of oxygen, a broken leg, and her rescue nearly two months away.
Losing Dani Strumm is part exploration story, part self-discovery, and it features a compelling and surprising tale of forgiveness. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex woman with one last shot at her lifelong dream.