olivia a. cole

A Conspiracy of Stars


Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors.

However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people.

As secret after disturbing secret comes to light, Octavia finds herself on a collision course with the charismatic and extremist new leader of N’Terra’s ruling council. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war.

Olivia A. Cole

Olivia Cole is an author and blogger from Louisville, Kentucky. She spent eight years in Chicago and two in South Florida before finding her way home. She is the author of Panther in the Hive and its sequel, The Rooster’s Garden, as well as her latest young adult novel, A Conspiracy of Stars and its forthcoming sequel. She is on the Creative Writing faculty at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts and is the founder of the sci-fi art show for young Kentucky women, Kindred: Making Space in Space. Read more at her website.


Friday, October 19

12:00-12:45pmPanel Discussion – Fantastical Worlds and How to Build Them

Location: DSU 3023-25

Sometimes, this universe is just a little…boring. Meet the authors who are experts at creating worlds that are out of this one!

Along with these authors:
Michael Moreci
Maura Milan
Teri Polen
Joanna Hathaway
Julien Jamar