Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Meet the Author's of Baby It's Cold in Space!

Hi All,

My guests this week are all part of a new anthology. One I’m sure you’re going to enjoy. I have asked each author to let us know which story is theirs in Baby it’s Cold in Space and asked them to answer the following questions.

1.) How did you come up with the story in this anthology?
2.) Do you normally write SF? If not what is your normal genre?

And I asked one to answer this one.

3.) How did you come up with the idea for the anthology? (only 1 person needs to answer this question)

First up is Donna:

Donna S. Frelick, Saturday Night in Devils Holler

1.) There are several threads woven into this story: First, the premise of my Interstellar Rescue universe which is that aliens are stealing humans for slaves and an intergalactic abolition organization exists to rescue and return those who have been Taken. Second, my own family connection to the mountains of West Virginia. And, third, of course, the idea of romance, which is strong in all my stories.

2.) Yes, I’m a science fiction romance gal all the way! I started out writing STAR TREK fan fiction to give Jim Kirk an outlet for all his romantic inclinations!

Next is Rosalie:

Rosalie Redd, Angelo 13

1.) When I saw the title of the anthology, Baby, It’s Cold in Space an image of a capsule floating through space with a lone survivor popped into my mind.  The story morphed to become one about discovering emotions, love in particular. Of course, the dashing hero needed to meet up with a strong heroine that shows him the true meaning of love.

2.) My stories tend to be a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance. Angelo 13 is my first foray into the traditional science fiction romance genre and it was so much fun to write! More stories are churning, eager to get on the page.
Now meet Selene:

Selene Grace Silver, Light Up the Dark

1.) The vision of a young woman, trapped, naked, completely vulnerable--except for her wits and intelligence--in a dark space cell, just appeared in my mind. I wanted to know who she was and how she’d ended up in such a dangerous situation. I had been fiddling with the story for over a year and thought this joint project might be the venue for it.

2.) I have been writing SFR for several years, but this will be my first published story in this genre. I have several other stories from this same universe and the first full length novel is coming out at the start of 2017. I also write contemporary romance and paranormal romance.

3.) Actually, the anthology was proposed by another writer on the RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal forums. She left the project early on, but eight of us hung with it and followed through on the idea. We loved the title. It’s been a great experience to work with each other and we’ve even created a website in hope of pursuing another joint project. Check us out at sfrshootingstars.com.

And Blaire Edens:

Blaire Edens, The Climate of Love

1.) My husband and son are amateur astronomers. When I heard them discussing a planet, similar to Earth, that *could* be reachable in few decades or a century, I began to wonder what we could learn from the beings that might live on that planet. Around the same time, I binged Ancient Aliens and somehow the two ideas merged in my head and I wondered if it was possible that nearby planets were populated by our ancient ancestors. I added the element of climate change because, as a woman with degrees in environmental sciences, it’s a real concern for me.

2.) I’ve been writing paranormal romance and contemporary romance for several publishers for several years. This is my first true Sci-Fi romance but most of my books have a strong science element because I’m a Smithsonian and Nat Geo JUNKIE!

Plus Jayne Fury:

Jayne Fury, Still Life

1.) When we decided on the name, Baby, It’s Cold In Space, my first thought was to explore my own feelings about the winter holiday season such as light in the darkness, hope, and new birth. From there, the story about a terraforming astrobiologist’s project as the target for a celestial terrorist began to flow. Add in one inquisitive robot and bam! This was a perfect fit for my Solar Flame series about “bodice ripping ninjas in space” romance + pulp.

2.) I’m new to the author game and SciFiRom is my current jam. I began writing SciFi fanfic in the Star Trek community and just recently broadened my horizons to create my own universe. I’m staying with SFR because the authors I’ve met have been supportive and truly inspirational. It’s a growing genre and I love it.

My last Guest is Diana Rivis:

Diana Rivis, Star Gazers

1.) I was being a television couch potato one day a while back and happened upon a documentary about parallel universes and the possibility that they exist.  It was the first time I’d ever seen the concept analyzed from a scientific point of view by legitimate scientists.  It was also the first time I’d ever heard the term, multiverse.  I was completely gob smacked!  I started to think about the possibilities of jumping from one universe to the next.  What would we find?  Would there be planets like ours?  If so, would they be populated by beings like us?  A story and characters started to form in my mind and I just HAD to write it.

2.) I’ve always loved science fiction, so that’s what I write the most often.  In fact, Star Gazers is the first of what will eventually be a three-book series.  I also write some paranormal and have a series of baby dragon short stories.  

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