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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following are questions readers have asked me about my Starbreaker project over the years. If you have questions that aren’t on this list, please contact me and I’ll get back to you.

If email isn’t your style, you can also use the Facebook comments form below.

Serious Questions

Why “Starbreaker”?

“Stormbringer” was already taken as the name of the titular Sword of Plot Advancement by both Michael Moorcock and Deep Purple, and the notion of a weapon that could break stars sounded totally metal to me when I was eighteen, even if that wasn’t what the Judas Priest song was about.

Is Naomi Bradleigh based on your wife?

Maybe. But minor characters like Catherine Gatto and Cat Tricklebank are.

Silly Questions

What were you smoking when you wrote this?

Lots of hydroponic catnip. Don’t tell my wife.

Did you write this with a hand in your pants?

That would be pretty awkward considering how much of this I wrote on my lunch breaks at work, or in the neighborhood pizza joint, or at Starbucks.

Didn’t anybody tell you that you suck at writing romance?

Lots of people, my brother included. However, my wife likes it, and she outranks the rest of you. Besides, how am I supposed to get better at it?

What kind of name is “Morgan Stormrider”?

What kind of name is “Luke Skywalker”, “Cloud Strife”, or “Squall Leonhart”?