Sarah Hoyt has been writing science-fiction (and other genres) for long enough, and well enough, to have her own Wikipedia page. This, coupled with the fact of my own well-documented laziness, means I can rush through the bio section to get to the good stuff!
To help celebrate and promote the launch of DARKSHIP RENEGADES, Sarah was gracious enough to answer some questions for me!
PAS: What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you there yet?
SH: When I grew up I wanted to be a writer and live in Denver. I’m pretty close on both counts. (I was so well informed, at the time, that I thought Denver was by the sea.) Of course, I forgot to specify I wanted to make a living. I’m close to that too…
PAS: If you could talk to the 15-year-old Sarah for five minutes, what would you tell yourself?
SH: Um…Move as soon as you can. You’re not actually crazy, but the country is. Meanwhile, be aware that you’re prettier than you think (not hard) and that you’re having effects on people that are not quite rational. Also, if this is a time machine, I’d smuggle back a copy of Dwight Swain’s Techniques Of The Selling Writer. It might have put some technique behind her high minded attempts at writing.
PAS: What is your least favorite word?
SH: Transgressive. Most things that bill themselves as such, actually aren’t. It’s like swearing in songs — it’s now almost de-rigeur.
PAS: What is next for the world of the Darkship Thieves?
SH: Well, Earth is going through a massive revolution or rather a series of them. The regime of the Good Men is being replaced piece meal, and in some places it will not end well — the book coming out in March, A Few Good Men, is the first narrative of that revolution. And Eden is suffering from growing pains, because a society with no laws, based solely on tradition works only with a small group. Also, to make things more interesting, let’s say there’s a reason the ship the Mules left the solar system in is called the Je Reviens. After Darkship Renegades (out December 3) there will be something whose title is still eluding me, but probably called Darkship Intrusion.