Lyn Gala started writing in the back of her science notebook in third grade and hasn't stopped since. Westerns starring men with shady pasts gave way to science fiction with questionable protagonists which eventually became any story with a morally ambiguous character. Even the purest heroes have pain and loss and darkness in their hearts, and that's where she likes to find her stories. Her characters seek to better themselves and find the happy (or happier) ending. When she isn't writing, Lyn Gala teaches history in a small town in New Mexico. Her favorite spot to write is a flat rock under a wide tree on the edge of the open desert where her dog can terrorize local wildlife. Writing in a wide range of genres, she often gravitates back to adventure and BDSM, stories about men in search of true love and a way to bring some criminal to justice…unless they happen to be the criminals.
What do your fans mean to you?
I never saw myself as a writer until I published (with great fear) my first fanfic, and Shakatany compared me to Athena appearing out of nowhere with a completed full length fanfic novel. Every step of my writing career has been supported and fueled by fans who wanted to share my worlds--who supported me and cheered my characters on. Without the fans, none of these worlds would exist.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love creating worlds. I want to explore ideas and science fiction allows me to take all the jigsaw pieces of the world and rearrange them in new ways. It gives me a whole universe of "what if" to play in.
Liam is a human linguistic tech assigned to the Rownt homeworld. The Rownt appear simple, logical, and rather cold. However, appearances deceive. Liam finds friendship and love with Ondry, an ambitious young Rownt who wants to protect Liam. The two of them must forge a relationship and set a new path for their two species.
Liam has hidden his heart and his pain, but on the alien Rownt world, he's come up against his biggest fear: another soul who refuses to walk away. Ondry knows he can overcome incompatible cultures and genitalia if Liam will only give him a chance.