Book Club Choice #8 Author Q & A

Book Club Choice #8 Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire Once again, we find ourselves sitting in a book-lined library, a crackling fire nearby (none of the books are on fire), a tray of lovely canapés nearby. I am sitting here with CeJay and we’re here to talk about Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire. Why an Expanded Universe? How does this story fit in with your own plans for your universe? Is this a corner, or more of a cornerstone? First of all let me thank the Ad Astra community for choosing this story for this month’s spotlight and giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit about my work. To be honest, I don’t entirely remember why I decided to start out writing in an expanded universe many moons ago. I suppose I’ve always been a big fan of the Star...

Boldly Reading Book Club #8 – Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire

Boldly Reading Book Club #8 – Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire Our next Boldly Reading Book Club selection is CeJay’s Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire . The story is rated T. There is a warning for violence. Introducing Lower Deck Tales: Celestial Fire Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. ~ George Washington The Characters The cast is small, and easy to follow. After an introduction of the conflict with its attendant press conference, we meet the family. There’s Kerra and Vince Owens and their son, Rhory. Kerra and Rhory are involved with Starfleet. Afterwards, we follow Rhory and his less than conventional position and tasks. I won’t go into details so as to avoid spoilers but suffice it to say...

Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview

Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview This will be our last prompt for a while, as The Twelve Trials of Triskelion is coming up. So here’s a (hopefully) easy prompt and again it’s in character. Your character is on a job interview or audition or other means of getting some form of employment. Never mind that the future doesn’t really have them the way we do. Just, find a way to get that person on an interview. Blog about its aftermath. We’ve got responses! RogueJawa gives us Prompt April 2014 Jespah added Aftermath of an...

Blog Prompt #17 – Blog as a Character – Pocket Conflicts

Blog Prompt #17 – Blog as a Character – Pocket Conflicts Once again, it’s time to blog in the voice of a character, either your own creation or someone from canon. This week’s prompt is about small conflicts. Stories need conflict. Otherwise, there’s not much to tell. But war, torture, divorce, bullying, and fights for survival aren’t the only conflicts out there. Some are just little things, like when someone doesn’t put the seat down. Your character’s blog entry is to be about a conflict that’s anything but earth-shattering. It’s those little, niggling annoyances and spats that give characters color, verve, and dimension. We’ve got responses! Rogue Jawa’s Teegan Rhys thinks her LCARS display has been changed deliberately jespah’s Marie Patrice...

Book Club Choice #7 Author Q & A

Book Club Choice #7 Author Q & A An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival Once again, we find ourselves sitting in a book-lined library, a crackling fire nearby (none of the books are on fire), a tray of lovely canapés nearby. I am sitting here with Miranda Fave and we’re here to talk about An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival. Why an Expanded Universe? How does this story fit in with your own plans for your universe? Is this a corner, or more of a cornerstone?   A Question of Survival was an origin story for the character of Caitlyn Ryan who featured in my very first original fan fiction crew, The Accipiter. Yes, my fetish for bird of prey like names for my ships existed from the very start.Alas, said series was filled with fan...

Boldly Reading Book Club #7 – An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival

Boldly Reading Book Club #7 – An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival Our next Boldly Reading Book Club selection is Miranda Fave ‘s An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival . The story is rated T. Introducing An Accipiter tale – A Question of Survival Accipiter is the group of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae; many of them are named as goshawks and sparrow hawks. Our story begins with a simple designation – Day 87. Day 87 of what? The Characters The cast is small, and easy to follow. There’s Caitlyn Ryan and an unnamed Cardassian. And no one else. Talking Points Caitlyn is almost used to what’s happening to her. Without giving away too many spoilers, the main genre is horror. Something awful is happening to her....

Book Club Choice #6 Author Q & A

Book Club Choice #6 Author Q & A Once again, we find ourselves sitting in a book-lined library, a crackling fire nearby (none of the books are on fire), a tray of lovely canapés nearby. I am sitting here with M C Pehrson and we’re here to talk about Matters of the Heart. Why the Original Series? I saw that you have a number of stories already, and this one is toward the middle. How does this story fit in with your own plans for your universe? Is this a corner, or more of a cornerstone? I write about the original series because it’s my first love, from way back when it premiered on television. Spock, Kirk, and McCoy. Great stuff! “Matter of the Heart” is just one step of Spock and Lauren’s life journey in my series. It is an...