FAQ’s Answered #10: Who Is Marsha In “Dead Beckoning” to Blachart?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question:  “Who is Marsha in “Dead Beckoning”, and what part does she she play in relation to the character of Blachart?

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FAQ’s Answered #9: What Inspired “Prodigal Sun” & “High Steaks”?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question:  “What inspired “Prodigal Sun” and “High Steaks”?

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FAQ’s Answered #8: What Inspired The Akx?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question:  “What inspired the Akx – the frightening villain from ‘Demonspawn’?

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FAQ’s Answered #7: What Do I Write About (& Other Questions)


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer a few similar questions together under the umbrella question:  “What do you write about?

These were asked by several people over the last few months, and because the answers were likely to be shorter than for previous questions, I thought it best to combine them into one post!

So, without further ado, answers to the questions: “What do you write about?”, “When did you first start writing?”, “Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?”, Which authors do you feel influenced you as a writer?”, “Do you write to music?”, “Do you self-publish?”, “What motivated you to indie publish?” and “Where can I get your books?”

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FAQ’s Answered #4: What Does Being Transgender Bring To My Writing?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question “What Does Being Transgender Bring To My Writing?

It’s 2019 now, and it’s been 19 years since I started transition and 13 years since I had my final surgeries. As a matter of interest, since I woke up after my “big op” on January 10, 2006, I felt completely natural – and above all, whole and complete! As a result, I sometimes have to stop and think to remember what it was like to have grown up and lived a male life.

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FAQ’s Answered #2: What Are Some Of My Pet Hates?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question “What are some of your pet hates?“, asked by Wayne in Johannesburg

Pet hates. Wow.

This question makes me think of someone stroking a pet, rather lovingly. I picture a sort of dragon, or a wild cat that puts up with the attention – and as soon as you stop the petting, it tries to eat you! (I might even use that in a future story!) Pet hates… hmmm…

I’m not sure if there’s a lesson in that somewhere, but like anyone, I do have a couple of ‘pet hates’ squatting about the place, clawing the furniture and ruining the carpets, so here goes! Apologies in advance if it gets a little heavy, but the question does touch on issues that lie close to home! Here’s my direct, forthright response to the question!

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FAQ’s Answered #1: Why Do I Write About LGBT People?


I thought it might be nice to post my replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) on my website, so here goes: Today I answer the question “Why do I write about LGBT people?“, asked by Trina Williams from Cape Town.

I write sci-fi stories, and over the years, I’ve been occasionally accused of humor – and even wit. Sometimes my work has been rather flatteringly compared to several well-known authors in humor, fantasy and sci-fi – not that it’s ever gone to my head – one day if my books ever start making me actual money, it might. For now however, I concentrate on telling my stories – and telling others about them.

Unlike any of the authors I’ve been compared to however, I write stories that feature LGBT characters in a positive, affirming light. Some of my main characters are like me – in one or more times in my own life – lesbian, gay, bi, or transgender. One of those characters is even a plant – and another is a talking cat – not that I am or have been one of those before, but oh well, now you can see what I mean by humor!
The question I’m going to explore with you today is “Why“?

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