I've left it a bit late to become a writer but maybe the years I've spent reading will help me to create characters that you'd like to spend time with. I hope you will find them in my "Missions" stories. "The Gift" (which has been revised and updated) is the first in the series and is yours free, just for the asking. "Staying Alive" is the second book, also published here on Smashwords, as is the third book ("Pick Your Planet"). The final book in the series ("One Man's Plans") will - if all goes well - be published in 2017.