The Orphan Ship

The Orphan Ship

by Sterling R. Walker


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The Orphan Ship by Sterling R. WalkerStranded 225 million kilometers from home on Mars Station, cousins Jake O'Brien and Lorina Murphy are drawn into a fledgling effort to help the hundreds of abandoned street children who call the station home. Jake becomes a medical apprentice in an outreach clinic, while Lorina volunteers at a juvenile shelter. They soon discover that their efforts may be in vain because something much more serious than poverty plagues Mars Station. Also stranded on Mars Station, ship's captain Danae Shepherd faces the difficult task of hiring replacement crew after an alien virus claims the lives of four in her employ, including her husband. She stumbles upon the same problem that has Jake and Lorina stumped: why are homeless children disappearing without a trace?The Orphan Ship is the first book in a trilogy. The next book, The Lost Sheep, will be released summer 2013. The Orphan ShipSilver Award Winning Book, 2012Children's Literary Classics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484980361
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Author Sterling R. Walker has been writing since she was old enough to spell, filling notebooks and -- more recently - laptops, with her stories. She earned a BA in English from North Carolina State University, with an emphasis in Creative Writing. The Orphan Ship is her first published young adult science fiction novel. It's received good reviews and was awarded a 2012 silver medal from Children's Literary Classics. The Lost Sheep and The Last Orphan, books 2 and 3 in the trilogy, were published in 2013 and 2014. The box set, The Orphan Ship Trilogy, is available on Kindle only.
Sterling R. Walker lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, with her husband and six children, including two daughters adopted from China. Her oldest son is married and she has one grandson -- currently all living at home! Visit her blog at

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