Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
There are twelve books in print at the moment and several more that will be completed in the next few months.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Man on the Stair was inspired by a 1899 poem. Part of it is:
Today I met a man upon the stair
a little man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
Oh how I wish he'd go away.
It turned into a near future world where everything is keyed to your identity through a global program. But a retired cop is continually erased. Facial recognition cameras don't see him, he has no bank account, no possessions, no identity. He and his K-9 partner are the only ones who can stop a cyber-killer.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My chaotic dreams are the inspiration of many of my stories.
A bowl of ice-cream turns into Space-faring chinchillas bent on world domination.
Late night pepperoni pizza may result in murderous pets plotting against their owner.
Going on a diet resulted in a man who was constantly being erased from existence.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Allen Dean Foster, Anne MaCaffey, and so many other.
What are you working on now?
I am especially excited to be writing a book with my husband and fellow sci-fi writer, Reid Minnich. Our styles are so different. His style is more hard science and realism, mine is closer to fantasy. , The join effort is the best of both worlds
The working title for our combined work is Kawokee. It is about a ship of scientists sent to a colonized planet to look for a cure to the virus that is spreading through humanity. The virus originated from this world and was manufactured, but certainly not by the simple natives, the Kawokee.
It was inspired by a discussion about how we human have civilized other cultures out of existence and destroyed treasures in the process.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
StacyBender.net is where I have a full description of all my books and links to Amazon. It also gives you a way to be added to my mailing list to find out what's new.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you love. If you are doing it for money, you will be disappointed.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't drink the cool-aid.
What are you reading now?
By the time you read this, I've finished a novel or two. I love historical novels, and mysteries.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm trying a mystery novel under Catherine Bender so as not to confuse readers who only want sci-fi. I'll always be writing sci-fi, but love mysteries as well.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Sharps Series by Cornwell.
Author Websites and Profiles
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