Shay Sumoto became my first scientist, born of a strong desire to have more lesbians in my books who weren’t behind typewriters. I also wanted to create a character who was facing hard times and had made difficult choices.
Five days to the new year and today felt like New Year’s Day anyway. Fresh air, fresh start, fresh optimism. For me, it’s already 2009.
In the mid-afternoon light the lake was blue with dazzling sparkles; by late afternoon the water had shaded to jade and sparkles went away.