Tonight is Yuri’s Night. Today is also my main character’s birthday. I gave Brandy this birthday because it is the day the first man went into space, and the day the space shuttle Columbia first launched. Since Brandy ends up a starship captain, I felt it was a fitting date for her birth.
I wanted to be a pilot and an astronaut from the time I could see the stars (glasses helped!), but it was not to be (glasses hurt). I do work in a scientific field, but I love writing much, much more, and I travel through time and space by reading and writing. I hope that someday someone else will travel to the stars through my books the way I have through others.
Happy day to all space cadets out there, whether you get to travel through space in reality, or only in your dreams. 🙂