In Downward Leg, the fourth title in the Chinavare's Find series, Random Arthur Hause, a former History teacher, discovers that fighting and winning a war does t resolve the issues that brought about the war in the first place. Under Random's leadership, the recently formed Commonwealth of Savannah has fought and won the Off-world War of Independence. Now he must lead the Peace Conference to formalize Off-world's independence and to legitimize the Off-world government. As Random travels to the Conference site, he learns that humans are t the only sentient beings sharing the multiverse and that the War of Independence was simply a small part of a much larger conflict that has been raging for centuries. Until he finds a way to resolve the issues triggering the wider conflict, humanity itself is in danger. How do you stop a war that has raged for centuries and torn two advanced civilizations apart? M. A. Roberts has used a combination of history, techlogy, and a dose of 'what if' to create an interesting and believable alternative future. Lisa Corson created the beautiful cover art for Downward Leg. You can see more of Lisa's creations at Homespun Heritage.
M. A. Roberts has taught social studies and literature for twenty-five years. He began writing in high school and then put it away to do other things. His series, Chinavare's Find began as a character sketch in a creative writing class in the early 90's, and gradually grew. In 2008, M. A. Roberts began assembling the various pieces of the series, finally publishing Opportunity Calls, the first title in the series in 2012. The second and third titles in the series, Challenges and Distant Horizons followed soon after. M. A. Roberts also enjoys politics, running as the Green Party's candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives in Texas's Second District, and he plans on doing so again in 2014.