Sometimes, I wonder how we ended up writing science fiction—even science fiction romance. We were both English majors. Anah has more books about writing than her local library, and I read grammar books for fun.
But she minored in eco-sciences in college, and my favorite Christmas present five years running was a chemistry set. We are, neither of us, very good at fitting into stereotypes.
A moment of irony: My grandfather introduced me to reading romances. (He loved the ones set during the Civil War and in the Old West.) My mother introduced me to science fiction and fantasy.
Anah says she loved SF/F as a kid because when you’re ten, what else would you read in the adult section of the library? 😉
When we met, it was in an SF-themed RPG. The first novel we wrote together was SFR. Now, we also write contemporary romance and urban fantasy, but despite how little of our SF has been published (so far!), we always consider ourselves SFR authors in addition to our other genres.
How did you get started reading and writing science fiction?