QSF: What inspired you to write “An Endless Sea of Stars”?
Jamie Lynn Miller: An actor I admire recently had some dealings with NASA that I was following along with. It really got me thinking about the space program and wondering if and when we’ll ever be able to explore outside our own galaxy. Next thing I know, the entire plot pretty much popped into my head about Earth’s quest to build our first interstellar spaceship. Then a cute Lieutenant and a hot Commander got into the mix and well…there you go!
QSF: Have you written Sci Fi before?
JLM: Actually no, surprisingly enough, even though I’ve been a sci-fi fan since I was six years old when Star Wars first came out. I’ve been writing contemporary romance for 5 years. Inspiration for An Endless Sea of Stars struck pretty much out of the blue. It was a pleasant surprise! And then I wondered why I’d never written sci-fi before! I’ve already started the sequel.
QSF: What are your major sci fi influences?
JLM: While Star Wars will always be my favorite influence, I also love shows like the original Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, Buck Rogers, Babylon 5, Fringe, Doctor Who and Alien Nation.
QSF: Were your characters modeled after anyone in particular?
JLM: Yes, a couple of my favorite sci-fi actors. :-)
QSF: What’s the mix in your book between sci fi and romance?
JLM: My friend Gina calls my book a “futuristic romance” and that really sums it up. Heavier on the characters and their relationship than hard core sci-fi.
QSF: If I like “An Endless Sea of Stars”, what else of yours should I read?
JLM: I haven’t written any other sci-fi books (yet!) so if you like contemporary romance I would say Burnin’ for You, about a fireman and a paramedic. It’s one of my most favorite books I’ve written.
QSF: Anything else I should know about you?
JLM: That I’m an outgoing, fun-loving gal who loves art and music and cats and meeting new people and making new friends. Head over to my Facebook page to get to know me!
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Author Bio and Contact Info:
Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing fiction since childhood and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008, finding to her amazement that people truly enjoyed her love stories. She’s a romantic at heart, and her tales reflect the desire we all have to find “the one”, persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.
Jamie has a degree in fine arts and has spent the last twenty years working as a graphic designer, though she’d much rather be writing. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today with her husband and their two furry, four-footed children, er, cats.
If she’s not brainstorming story ideas, you can find Jamie at a sci-fi convention, in front of a furnace doing glass blowing, or on a mat twisted into a yoga pose.