Whether you like it or not, sex, love, and romance are a part of life. It can be a powerful driver. But ‘soppy stuff’ didn’t fit into the blokey world of science fiction. Admittedly, James T. Kirk cut a swathe through the ladies in Star Trek, ‘alien’ or not. In the original Star Wars trilogy, though, there was hardly a female in sight, apart from Princess Leia. And the Big Romance with Han Solo was all bickering and one kiss. I thought I could do better than that. So I did.
Like most writers I was first and foremost a reader. I read from a very early age and birthday and Christmas presents were more often than not, books. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I ended up getting … Continued