What draws you to the genre science fiction romance?
It seems to be the way my brain works. I’ve always written SF or fantasy stories. When I was young I created my own super hero to fit in with Batman and a character to fit into the Star Trek world. When I play the ‘what if’ game most authors play there is always some sort of SF in it. What if my hero is an alien trying to fit into our timeline? What if my heroine is an astrophysicist and gets thrown back in time? I can’t help it.
What can you tell readers who may be intimidated by all that science?
My opinion is the science shouldn’t overpower any book. As a writer I try to put in just enough to make their story believable but not all the details that could bog down the story. People read to bond with our characters. To be swept away for a few hours – depending on how fast you read – not to be beaten over the head by scientific details.
How do you keep track of information about your world/universe?
I have a spread sheet that has details for each book, most of my character details that I don’t use regularly goes in that spread sheet too. I also have outlines of each of my books, something my publishers asks for and I find a good thing to keep on hand.
You’ve had a long career in publishing. Which of your books would you recommend readers turn to and why?
Wow, I guess it depends on what you like to read. My first book is a time travel, my second is an historical. If you like humorous stories I recommend my collection of short stories through Melange/Satin Romances. The rest of my books have been SF/Futuristics, which have been getting hotter and hotter. The series I’m working on right now, the Vespian Way, are real scorchers.
I write light hearted stories. Humor is weaved through out my books and all of them are very plot driven. I like fast paced books and seem to write them naturally.
Blurb for Hidden Desire:
Heather wants to fight beside her people, not watch from a safe distance. So when her brother comes up with a way to disguise her she jumps at the chance. Now she can try out for an elite team to help defeat Reasta, who has a stronghold on their planet. No one knows who she is, including her mate, who has also been disguised. They must find each other, qualify for the team and help rescue the elders without being found out.
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More about Barbara:
Writing for Barbara Donlon Bradley started innocently enough, like most she kept diaries, journals, and wrote an occasional letter but she also had a vivid imagination and wrote scenes and short stories adding characters to her favorite shows and comic books. As time went on she found the passion for writing to be a strong drive for her. Humor is also very strong in her life. No matter how hard she tries to write something deep and dark, it will never happen. That humor bleeds into her writing. Since she can’t beat it she has learned to use it to her advantage. Now she lives in Tidewater Virginia with two cats, one mother in law – who just turned 88, her husband and son.
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