Thank you Audra. It's a pleasure to be here.
Who is your all-time favorite writer, and why?
Oh boy. I always find that one difficult, because there are so many authors I love. Ursula K Le Guin is one of my favorites, because she has written such a diverse collection of books, including both science fiction and fantasy. She is a highly skilled author, but she also includes thought provoking social commentary in her books. They have many layers to them, and therefore I can read them multiple times and gain fresh insight.
How do you get in the mood to write a science fiction novel?
I use music to get in the mood for writing. I usually have a playlist, specifically for the book I'm working on, and if I'm stuck, I'll listen to it. The music is pathway I can follow, back to my original feeling of inspiration.
What gave you the idea for New Sion?
I read an article about restrictive laws in the middle-east, where women have few rights. It got me started thinking about living in an oppressive culture and how a strong-willed woman might deal with it. I considered the possibility of a woman choosing to disguise herself as a man, in order to be safer and to have more freedom. Think of how lonely such a life would be, especially if she met someone she started to fall in love with. From there, New Sion was born.
Tell us about your sci-fi novel in 25 words or less.
On a backwater planet, at the edge of a galactic war, one man, one woman and one desperate alien embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
THIS or THAT?
Jabba the Hut or Khan?
Twilight Zone or Outer Limits?
The Outer Limits
Aliens or Robots?
Jules Vern or Isaac Asimov?
Where can we learn more about your books?
For more information, excerpts, reviews, and book trailers, visit my website at http://www.dianagreenbooks.com/
All my books are available at Amazon in digital or paperback formats