Interview Roulette: J.S. Fields

Today J.S Fields joins us!

  1. Shopping—love it or leave it? I would rather lose a foot than go on an extended shopping trip. I have about a half an hour patience window, tops. Unless there is food. If you bring snacks and they are delicious, I will follow you around like a puppy for hours.
  2. You’ve just met an alien from a planet where there’s no such thing as fiction writing. Explain to him/her/it/them why humans read made-up stories. Fiction is lying done well enough that people want to hear more, even though they know you are lying. It can be nice to get lost in a lie, because it can be nicer than your life, or give you clues or tools to use in your life. Or teach you to lie. Whatever works for you.
  3. Are you a nerd and/or a geek? Provide evidence to support your answer.Yes to all. I was weaned on Star Trek, cut my teeth on Star Wars (movies and expanded universe and NO, it will never not be cannon. ‘Legends’. BAH!), and had my heart stolen by Babylon Five (or rather, a certain second in command on Babylon Five). Today I am a scientist, writing science fiction. Full circle.
  4. Describe a memorable dream—or nightmare!  Any dream I can remember is XXX rated and not suitable for general audiences. I have a filthy, filthy mind.
  5. Are you a nervous cleaner? (And if you are, will you come hang out at my house?) I’m a bored cleaner, and also a procrastination cleaner. With a three year old at home, those things don’t seem to happen much anymore.
  6. Pick any place in the world to spend the next 6 months. Where is it and why? I really miss living in Toronto. I want to have enough money to move into an apartment above the Manulife Center on Bloor, eat Scaccia every day for lunch, and then spend lazy afternoons in the Indigo bookstore. Screw six months, can I live there forever?
  7. Which of your characters should run for US President?  Yeah, pin your hopes on Nicholas, world. He’s the only one in there with a shred of responsibility. OMG please none of them. My current books are the Ardulum series, and while I love my characters, they are, hrm… not the best people. I could see Nicholas maybe being decent at president in about twenty years, but Neek? Negotiations with foreign lands would end up as shooting matches. Emn would just burn everything to the ground, and Yorden, well, we’d never get Yorden into a suit long enough to do anything.
  8. If you were on a cruise ship for a week, what would you spend your time doing? Puking. Ships and I do not get along. I don’t care if it’s a canoe or a giant cruise ship. Even a hint of motion, on ship, car, or plane, and I’m white as a sheet and wishing I were dead. There isn’t enough Dramamine in the world for me.

Book blurb:


The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps.

Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy’s Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by—but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology…and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek’s people to worship them as gods. Neek does not believe—and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views. Yet, when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl—a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god. Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths?


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Author bio:

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. She enjoys roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, but prefers female pronouns Always up for a Twitter chat.

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