Taking Star Trek Enterprise into New Directions
From 2001 through 2005, Star Trek: Enterprise had its run on network television. I believe the characters were rich and dynamic, and that the show ended far too early. It has been a jumping-off point for fiction for me.
Why write it? Why not just create a whole new universe of my own? There's something to be said for pulling out a bit of what others have done, and tweaking it, in an effort to make it more of my own. Fantasy? Sure. But I feel it also gives me a greater way to improve my skills. Writing a Shakespearean sonnet or researching a disease or making compelling dialog is just as interesting if the characters who speak these words or perform these acts were originally made by me or by someone else, or even if they are original characters, if they are in a situation or a place that I have created, or someone else has.
What about canon? Canon is not as restricting as might be imagined. It's actually somewhat freeing to have had some of the major decisions made for me. This does not mean that I am afraid of decisions or creativity! I make characters, ships, planets, alien races, etc. all the time. It's just the overall framework that's decided, and I also use the timeline in particular as a means of shaping my creativity. It's like a hanger -- but I'm the one who grows the cotton, weaves the cloth and then sews it into a garment that actually hangs on that hanger.
What about being able to read it on the go? It's easy. Just go here. Or convert the stories to PDF, or grab (some of) them from Issuu.
The Series and the Extras
When I first started writing Reversal, it was, in many ways, like jumping off a cliff. Every morning, I had new ideas, new inspirations, new things to do. I kept at it, and worked on it, and found that ending it wasn't so easy. I had fallen in love with the characters, and in particular with the new surrogate for myself, Lili O'Day. Now, truth be told, all of my original characters are, in part, me -- even the aliens and even the men. That can't be helped, of course. In the end, when I could finally look up, I had written five books in the first series, plus a prequel, and I had several one-offs or extras that didn't fit into my own canon and another series was shaping up with eight more books in the works.
The muse is like a house on fire for me these days.
This is passion.
In Between Days Series
Encompassing the time period from about the end of the Terra Prime and Mirror Universe episodes in the Enterprise Series and the last episode, These Are The Voyages, but with prequels and sequels as well, see In Between Days.
The Times of the HG Wells Series
Exploring canon character Daniels in his temporal travels, see Times of the HG Wells.
Tales are about unexpected temporal, spatial and somatic displacements, including stories based on E2. See Interphases.
Dispatches from the Romulan War
This a round-robin style series about the Romulan War (2158 - 2160 or so) using journalistic styles. See Other Stories.
Hold Your Dominion
These stories about a pregnant widow during the Dominion War were written as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 loomed. See Other Stories.
Mixing it Up
These are stories about alien hybrids and their origins. See Other Stories.
Extras and One-Off Stories
Enterprise stories don't fit into any of the series. See Other Stories.
Stories from Other Series
Scenarios from series and universes other than Enterprise. See Other Stories.