The single most important thing to me is that I’m a writer. Oh sure, I’ve done a lot of other things during my life, but none of those things mean as much to me as this does. However, I'm not trying to earn a living as a writer. All I really want is to have people read what I've written. That's why I have everything free.
I write what I call Anthropological Science Fiction: no hard science, no space ships or galactic empires, and definitely no humans. I prefer to imagine what other sorts of sentient beings on faraway planets might be like, especially ones who reproduce in ways very unlike we do, and then figure out what their societal arrangements might be like as a result.
Of course, truly alien creatures on a very different planet would very likely be so different that we would barely be able to understand them in our own terms. As a result, most Science Fiction "aliens" are really humans in disguise. Mine are no exception to that rule. But instead of the typical "humans land on strange planet and learn about the aliens" plot, I always write from the point of view of my invented creatures and there are no humans involved.
My first two ebooks are rather short, but I now have a full-length novel about yet another type of creature with unusual methods of reproduction. "Walls of Ancient Stone" tells the story of a Rillenu named Daveeka, a childless male of a race of marsupials, where only females and Fathers are of any consequence. He starts out wanting nothing more than the child that will bring him honor and respect, but ends up undermining the walls of tradition and assumption that form the basis of his society.
As for me personally, I live in the Sunny South, not too far from the hurricane-ridden shores of North Carolina, along with my partner, my cat, and a longtime friend.
I can be contacted at KLSchaefer@suddenlink.net I'm always glad to hear from my readers. And, of course, I’d greatly appreciate a review if you enjoyed this ebook.