Thursday, August 13, 2009

My First Day As A Blogger...

Wow! I am now all set up with my first blog. My book EXPLORER X- Alpha is finshed the editing process and is on its way to press. This is extremely exciting for me. After many iterations, and holding my family hostage on long road trips to read this saga it is finally being birthed to the world.

Well just to share a little about me. I have four kids, and work full-time as a Engineer. I also teach IT related classes part-time at a university. You can definately say I am a Hyper Active person. Growing up in Washington, DC taught me to be a multi-tasker. When you live in a big city you love being active. My husband pulled me (kicking and screaming) to the Maryland and I finally moved into a single family home. You see he never realized that I personally had never lived in a single family home. Living in the city, where I grew up, you lived in a row home or an apartment. I had grown up living in both.

Now about my book. My main character's name is Aadi. You'll learn more about him if you like reading Young Adult Science Fiction. His adventure takes him from earth to a distant galaxy. He takes his life at home for granted. Never wanting to go to space, he didn't realize the true reason for his invite to Space Camp until it was too late. He and his team of cadets include Damien, Eirena, Scott, Dakota, Raiko, Tacitus, and Carter. You'll meet all of them during your adventure, and trust me you will love them all (well maybe not all of them).

If you are wondering how I came up with the idea of EXPLORER X - Alpha, I have to say my husband challenged me. We were riding in the car on one of our long driving trips and out of the blue he says, "You should write a book."

A little background on me: I used to write all the time when I was younger, and believe it or not I knew my husband then. We were good friends and spent hours talking about our dreams and aspirations on the phone.

My husband is and has always been a Science Fiction buff. I personally was always an adrenaline junkie who loved horror growing up. I read horror books, and watched horror movies all the time.

After he told me I should write a book, I replied, "I don't know, the last book I started I lost interest. The story bored me."

He responded by telling me that I should write Science Fiction. That way I would have nothing to hold back my imagination. Later that night I pondered on a story idea. Aadi came to me in a dream and told me his story. That's how many of my characters have come to me. The campfire of my mind during my sleep.

I told him my idea and he looked at me with shock and said, "You need to write that book!"

The rest is history.


Michelle Schusterman said...

Great story! Sci-fi is such a fun genre. :)

Leila Austin said...

Science fiction is awesomeness!

I often get ideas from dreams too.

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Aww! Husband and sci-fi... You're my new favorite blouple. (That would be blog-couple.)

By the way, blogs that start out with RTWs are kind of amazing, just saying.... -toot-

Jess said...

Your husband is a genius! What a great man for encouraging you to do something you love! :)