Tag Archives: space opera

Countdown for blastoff


I’m lousy at math. When I’m at the supermarket, I can do a simple pennies-per-ounce cost evaluation, but that’s about it. An accountant does my taxes, I don’t balance my checkbook, and I don’t do Sudoku. Where’s the fun if there’s no words? So whatever possessed me to put numbers into Zero Gravity Outcasts, I […]

Science Fiction Is the Other Historical


For most of my romance-writing career, I have focused on writing historical stories.  I’ve written about the Victorian and Georgian periods, and loved every minute of it.  I’ll come right out and admit that I’m a research geek.  Maybe it’s the former academic in me, but there’s something very exciting about chasing down facts and […]

Rustling up a space cowboy


When I started writing Silver Bound, I found that the lead character, Guy Trident, was shaping up to be quite unusual. And I liked it. Guy’s normal day-to-day is split between being sheriff of his small town and owner of a ranch on a planet that has been technology limited. But in a time of […]

Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons…


I love to watch science fiction—you may have guessed my obsession from the title quote— and write science fiction romance (SFR). Today I thought I’d offer a few reasons why I can’t resist either. I’ll start with SF Heroines.  I love them.  I was weaned on characters like Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who and Princess […]