I discovered Richard Fairbairn last Winter. I have an insatiable appetite for reading material, so I was trolling Smashwords looking for something in the New Releases. I clicked on Beyond the Starport Adventure because there was a Triumph TR7 dressed up like a spaceship on the cover. He has since given the book a new cover, which I like better.
I loved Beyond the Starport Adventure. I read 70 pages before I set the book down to get a drink. There is a complexity to the timeline that I really enjoyed.
During the interview, we learn that Richard was a nuclear welder, bartender, technical writer, and IT specialist. Like most writers starting out, he has to balance family, writing, and work. We also talk about his writing process. He is definitely in the camp that plots out a novel.
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