I am an author living and working in Venice. I love the flexibility that epublishing gives me to live where I want and get my books to people all over the world. I like to read sci-fi and fantasy, and allow my imagination to create the amazing visuals that the writer describes. I'm a child of the 70s and so Star Wars type space opera will always find a warm welcome in my reading stack.
I grew up in the UK and this has given my sci-fi a very British taste. It is more Doctor Who than Battlestar Galactica. It also means that my political consciousness was forged in the battles of 80s British political life, like a few other, more famous, British sci-fi writers. For example, I try to make sure every book passes the Bechdel test.
The greatest joy of writing for me is to be able to dive into a world of the imagination and come back up to the surface with something to show for it. I love feedback, even of the "This book sucks!" type. If somebody is interested enough to want to influence my work, I am interested enough to want to include their feedback.