This is the anything-goes page. A place where I share things I like, thoughts I’ve had, or whatever pops into mind.
How I came to write Sarah Among the Stars.
When I was very young, around 4 years old, I had a dream that I was sent to Earth from the moon in a silver capsule. According to my mother, I was very convincing that it had actually happened. I suppose that’s what started my life-long interest in science fiction. One book in particular that I remember reading when in grade school was titled Elevator to the Moon. No surprise, huh? In high school I became a devoted Isaac Asimov fan.
At the age of nine, I was struck with a serious illness that caused me to have to stay in bed most of my 4th-grade year and have lessons through a homebound teacher. During that time I developed a desire to write and wrote my first story, which was lost long ago.
My interests branched out to include science fiction and fantasy movies and TV shows, as well as other books.
I continued writing off and on through the years, mostly short stories and poetry. Time passed, but one particular book idea kept wanting to break free from my imagination to the page. However, life had a way of sidetracking me. Still, that was one pesky idea. It would not go away, tickling my mind periodically to remind me it was still there.
Then life changed again and I found myself with the opportunity to write with more focus and with the help of a wonderful critique group. The pesky idea took on a new life, took a cue from that dream I had as a young child, morphed through a few incarnations, and finally settled into my first book, Sarah Among the Stars. What started off as one book is now planned as a series.
I hope you will enjoy Sarah’s adventures, starting in book 1: Return to Verdoux, as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Books and Authors
This is the mere beginning of the books and authors I have enjoyed over the years. I also tend to reread books I love. I wait 2-3 years, or more, between rereading so parts of them will be fresh, but after a while I remember most. I still enjoy the ride.
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who… series.
Anne McCaffrey – Several of her series: Dragonriders of Pern, Crystal Singer, Planet Pirates, Tower and Hive, Freedom, Acorna, Doona.
Suzann Collins: The Hunger Games