AuthorPhotoLet me start by telling you a story. When I was about 12, maybe 13, my mother bought a book for me. She recognized the author’s name, and while she knew he didn’t specifically write for children, it looked like an interesting fantasy story.

It was Maia, by Richard Adams. While a great book, reviewers on Goodreads have commented “This is the dirtiest book I’ve ever read.”

I enjoyed the story, the world building, politics and intrigue, but it certainly…broadened my horizons, shall we say.

I write children’s fiction under my ‘regular’ name, Corie Weaver, and for the sake of keeping things tidy decided to use an alternate name when I branched out to other genres. Elin Wyn for sweet science fiction, Emma Gale for the spicy stuff.

Under any name I love happy endings, science fiction, and am often found pinned into place by a menagerie of dogs and cats.

I love old movies – To Catch a Thief, Notorious, All About Eve — and anything with Katherine Hepburn in it. Clever, elegant people doing clever, elegant things.

I’m a hopeless romantic.

And I love science fiction (yes, I’m still angry about Firefly).

So it makes perfect sense to me to try to merge all of those loves into a new science fiction world, where dashing heroes and lovely ladies have adventures, get into trouble, and find their true love in the stars!

About my books:

There’s a funny imaginary line between science fiction and romance in some peoples’s minds.  The idea is that science fiction is all about the technology, and not about the story. And that romance is all about either over-wrought love triangles or some pretty graphic stuff.

That boundary, like lines on a map, is imaginary.  Romance and romantic tension lie at the heart of many good stories. And science fiction encompasses more than just ultra techno space opera.

Once upon a time, a romance was a story of fabulous adventures – and I think that fits science fiction well!

So…. how much “romance” is in these?

You can expect:

Lots of new worlds, cultures and species. Explorers, soldiers and ship captains. There will be danger and adventure, but nothing too graphic.  When my hero and heroine decide to get physical, the door will close before the really juicy bits happen.  And there will be happy endings, because otherwise I’m sad, and throw books across the room.

Here’s to romance in all its incarnations, and to readers’ finding exactly what they want!


(If you’re interested in spicy science fiction, check out some titles by my alter ego Emma Gale.)