Journeying all the way from Spacedock 19 is this week's Speculative Fiction Writer, Mary Pax. She's also a fellow Untethered Realms member, and an awesome science fiction writer. Like Graeme Ing, she agreed to answer a few more unusual questions.
Q: What is your favourite part of the day?
Mornings. Hot tea, purry kitties, and my manuscript waiting to go at it.
Q: What three adjectives best describe you?
Tenacious. Ambitious. Supportive.
Q: If I came to your home and looked in your refrigerator, what would I find?
Q: If you were a genie, what wish would you not grant?
Anything that hurt someone else or made the world a worse place.
Q: What would you do if you were the last person on Earth?
Leave some sort of memorial so the aliens or next kings of evolution would know who we were.
Q: If you were spending six months on the International Space Station, what five items would you take with you?
Engage Your Brain Tea. Camera. Netbook. Moisturizer. Chapstick.
Q: If you could write a book about your life, what would you name it?
Starstruck. Although, I don’t think it’d be very interesting, not unless I could include some alien invasions and giant human-eating reptiles. A sharknado or two wouldn’t be amiss either.
Q: Which of your characters best fits your philosophy in life?
Leda in Semper Audacia – never give up the fight, do the right thing even when it’s hard. Mostly my motto is never give up.
Q: What is your next big project?
Beyond the Edge, Backworlds 4 will be out this October.
After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elstwhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.
M. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult urban fantasy Hetty Locklear series. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.
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Thank you, Mary. A sharknado would be cool! Swap the hot tea for coffee and I'd happily have your mornings as well.
That's it for this week, unless an issue I'm having with Amazon KDP isn't resolved. I'll tell your more in my next post. Have a great rest of the week.