The planet Llannonn is known for its courtesy, but when Bel Schuster goes off-limits during shore leave she uncovers the iron fist inside that velvet glove.

Gangster aliens, local law enforcement and highly placed political espionage agents all get into the act, and a tangle of misunderstanding, miscommunication and mistaken identity land Bel in court, facing what passes for a legal system on Llannonn.

Please and thank you. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the law.


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Listen to the interview on Writing Strong Women.

Click here to read the first chapter.

Buy it for Kindle anywhere in the world. [Currently out of print.]

Here’s a link to a post about turning fanfic into original fiction.

Here’s one about the roots of this novel in Star Trek (TOS) fan fiction.

Here’s a link to a post about cross-genres and mash-ups relative to FORCE OF HABIT.

I also have a board for it on Pinterest. If you have an account, drop in and help me cast it.

And here are the links to “By the Book”, a short story set on Llannonn at the beginning of Pel Darzin’s career:

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

One thought on “FORCE OF HABIT

  1. Rachel

    September 28, 2011 at 2:13pm

    “Trick or Treat! Thanks for playing Red’s Trick or Treat Bash! I’m looking forward to reading your book on my new Kindle!, Red sent me!”

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