I’ve been married nine years now to a great guy that puts up with my special brand of crazy. Though if he ever suggests it’s a good idea to remodel a home while living in it again (assuming we survive this first one), I might find myself with a slightly lumpy wall in one room. It’s just us, and a tank in the dining room housing a collection of loaches and one slightly cranky pleco. And his office right now – but don’t get me started on that.
Dark Shame is my latest WIP – a story about making the most out of second chances when the universe is kind enough to give you one.
Aliens. I love coming up with different life forms and the worlds they live on. It lets me use my bit of background in geology/paleontology in new ways. Bring to that fun and interesting characters and you’ve got something good going on.
Aside from attempting to wrap my head around star charts and a plausible way to go from planet to planet? I think the hardest thing is finding a good balance between tech and love. It’s also a factor of how much science – in an area where you can go from space opera to hard sci-fi – you’ve got to know where you want to be before jumping in.
Flowers for Algernon is my favorite SF tale. There was just something about the character and his journey that grabbed me and never let go.
The moment they make a cute little robot that can clean my house I’ll be first in line at the store. That might be more than one task though. I really don’t like to clean (really, my office looks like a bomb went off in a book store/bead supply warehouse).
Imperial Star Destroyer. Stick some Airwolf copters in one of the landing bays and I’m set for life.