Tell our readers a bit about yourself?
I’m a 30-something author from the Canadian West Coast with a penchant for overthinking and flights of fantasy. Casual nerd. Practical friend.
Briefly describe your writing day.
If I’m not working my day job, I tend to wake up around 9am, blearily rouse myself into anxiety and imposter syndrome about the story du jour—is it good enough? What if people don’t like it? What if I actually suck and people finally figure it out?—straighten myself out with some good ole deadline panic, and usually potter a decent amount of words out by 11pm.
Yeah, I might (read: definitely) need a better routine, but that’s how it stands currently.
Do you have a secret talent readers would be surprised by?
I can speak enough Chinese to order customized coffee and tea drinks.
In your view, who are the best science fiction writers?
Wait, I have to pick a favorite “best”? Heck no! There are so many factors—especially considering that Science Fiction isn’t just one genre but many. In my view, I rank based on entertainment value. If the author has done a good enough job that I’m loving the story and don’t even question my suspended disbelief, then we’re solid. The nitty-gritty things, like science matters, or themes—I’ll leave those for the experts.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
What was your hardest scene to write?
Scenes where the character feels a lot of emotion. Apparently I’m a closet psychopath because I tend to focus on other details first.
Do you frequent any conventions? What is your favorite or home convention?
Not really. I frequent Tsukino-con, an anime convention in my hometown, because I’ve been going to it since high school and it’s a great place to hit up a large amount of my friends in a single place. Plus, the AMV (Anime Music Video) contest usually introduces me to new music/anime that I hadn’t previously considered.
Trek or Wars?
How long have you been writing?
Published my first story in 2013, been writing for a lot longer.
What do you love about space opera? Did you start in this genre or just find yourself in it?
I love the smart-alecy comments, adrenaline-fueled spaceship scrambles and battles, and the clever, underdog plans that tend to come out to solve problems. And the laser-guns are a nice bonus. I kind of wandered my way into it via much nerding. I blame Lindsay Buroker, Firefly, and the Battlestar Galactica reboot.
Tell us about your latest release?
Awakening is the fifth in my current series, and came out at the end of May. It’s a massive book, and definitely takes a high dive into the deep end of the series’ lore and backstory, which I know fans have been waiting for, so I hope everyone enjoys the ride! It’s also the penultimate book in the series. Only one more left after this!
Last What are you dying to tell me or talk about?
I got my books into the local library! That was exciting. They even had a book launch for all the local authors!
Here are some LINKS!!