Thiw was an exciting experience. I had never expected the kind of enthusiasm Author Solutions showed for my work. It was great talking to all kinds of people about science fiction. I was especially glad to sign books as gifts for young people. Anything we can encourage them to read is good!
I was also surprised to see what a diverse group of people was interested in literate science fiction. A Test of Alien Alliance is the result of my son’s asking me to write him a Star Trek story some years ago. After messing around with fanzine-type fiction for a while, I decided to make my own universe. Once I retired, I had the time and wherewithal at least to begin making my dream come true.
Currently, I’m writing a prequel, Befriending Aliens, which should come out next February. I really love the writing experience.