I “met” Tricia through a mutual friend, Karen Mahoney. Karen gushed at me so often about Tricia’s writing so that when Orbit UK bought the rights to Tricia’s new novel, Lightborn (out later this month of October) I couldn’t resist getting in touch to chat to her about her writing and every other thing I could think of.
1. Thanks so much for coming out to play. Now, we’ve never met, but we do have some friends in common so I’d love for you to chat to us firstly, about who you are and your publishing career to date.
I’m 42, I come from New Jersey and now live in Shropshire with my partner and our three kids. I started publishing SF in 1995, and wrote steadily until I started having children in 2002. I’ve published seven SF novels now, and I also did a high fantasy trilogy under a pseudonym about ten years ago. For a good seven years my life revolved around my kids 24/7, and I went through crazy contortions to get my writing done. I am coming out of that phase now and picking up some momentum.