To the reader: my greetings. I have had some superb careers over my lifetime: fitter welder, policeman, soldier, sculptor, knife and swordsmith. In more recent times I have added author to that list, having published with Harper Collins three SF titles in the international market, all under the banner of A Fury of Aces.
As a model builder, designer and deeply tactile analogue person, it seemed only natural to actually create the craft that I write about in the books, if for no other reason that it makes the writing so much more natural and utterly realistic. Nothing beats actually having the model in my hands, while grinning from ear to ear with my writer’s soul soaring, and my imagination on fire. Do I make engine or rocket sounds while doing this?
Oh yes! :-)