Before working with the staff at Sam's Dot Publishing, it had never occurred to me that there was such a thing as young adult science fiction. Or science fiction poetry, for that matter. But after reading through the various science fiction magazines we now publish, I was amazed at the scope and range of possibilities that sci-fi embraces.
That's why I'm thrilled to be publishing Beyond Centauri. It's specifically geared toward young readers. It's my hope that it increase the number of young people motivated to study science.
Most of my reading prior to last year was confined to mystery and suspense. Working with the fantastic crew at Sam's Dot Publishing has opened my eyes to what I've been missing by ignoring science fiction.
But I'm going to blame Alex Cavanaugh for starting me down the sci-fi trail again. When I read his CassaStar, I was hooked.