2011 Double RWA Golden Heart® Finalist, Paranormal Category
2012 RWA Golden Heart® Finalist, Paranormal Category
The Outer Planets ♥ P2PC ♥ Draxis
I'm a Skiffy Rommer (Science Fiction Romance fanatic) but my work covers a variety of genres (and cross-genres) including sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, time travel, historical, and all include a healthy dose of romance. (What's life without it?) I've been writing since I learned how to hold a pen and make funny marks on paper, but became dedicated to publishing my work in 2006. I am actively seeking an agent.
I'm currently marketing two novels, with another in the works for completion in 2012; all Science Fiction Romances (Space...the final Romance frontier), and all very different stories. My intent is to create an extraordinary love story amidst futuristic elements that will appeal to a wide audience. In other words, the Romance comes first, the Science Fiction second. The characters are always the focus, never the contraptions.
Why do I write Science Fiction Romance?
Short answer: It's what I love to read.
Long answer: I enjoy creating worlds, and even universes, where the history, politics, technology, environment, or cultural stigmas create fascinating conflicts the characters must overcome.
Who or what inspires me?
I cut my teeth on Anne McCaffrey and other icons like Frank Herbert, Harlan Ellison, and Arthur C. Clarke as a very young member of the Science Fiction Book Club. Later I became a huge fan of romance novels and authors like Nan Ryan and Nora Roberts. More recently, Linnea Sinclair became a preferred author with Games of Command one of my all-time favorite Sci-Fi Romance novels. I also enjoyed her dock five series (Gabriel's Ghost, Shades of Dark, an ARC of Hope's Folly, and Rebels and Lovers). Sandra McDonald's The Outback Stars was a huge inspiration for me. A really intriguing Fantasy can sometimes grab my interest, so I'm a monster fan of Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares series that began with Magic Lost, Trouble Found, and continued with Armed & Magical, The Trouble With Demons, Bewitched & Betrayed and Con & Conjure. You can also find reviews of Ms. Shearin's novels on my blog, Spacefreighters Lounge.
What's my backstory?
I've been married for over twenty years to my own private hero--a man who wears two uniforms, is my best friend and always in 100% support of my writing.
Former Michiganders, we followed our hearts to the great Southwest in the late 1980s, and now own a small ranch in the picturesque East Mountains near Albuquerque. I'm employed as a civilian budget director for the military, and I previously served as a reserve law enforcement trooper for our state.
Want to drop me a line?
I always love to hear from other writers, readers, bloggers, and people in the writing industry. You can contact me at Lgreen2162 AT aol DOT com. (Sorry for the email address encryption and lack of a link, but I do what I can to fight the evils of spam.)