Leslye Lilker

Biography

My mother hooked me on Star Trek when I was 16. As I was leaving for a date, she said, "Watch this. There's an alien guy I think you'd like." We sat down to watch the first airing of "Amok Time" and needless to say, I didn't go on the date.

The first half of my life was spent in New York, mostly on Long Island where I was, and still am, an average person, the student who doesn't cause much trouble and so is overlooked. Then I moved to California, then to New Hampshire, and for the last twenty years I have been living in Little Rock, Arkansas, of all places, where I am a certified teacher of ELA and ESL.

I have a grown-up daughter who grew up on Trek and my Sahaj series. It was she who started the ball rolling to get me to resume the saga. The series, active in my fanzine IDIC from 1978 to 1984 won a Fan Q in 1980 ish. It was through the generosity of trek fandom's LoCs that I have been honing my writing skills.

I started training dogs when I was 7 and went pro in my late teens. I've taught obedience, agility, S&R, service dogs, and a little bit of protection work. I have also exhibited dogs in most of those same venues. In 2002 I began the first Reading Buddies program in Arkansas, where kids struggling with literacy could read to certified therapy dogs.

My passions are: teaching, reading, writing, dogs, growing things, homeopathy, and of course, Original Trek. I like the TV series that followed too. Reboot? Uh... not so much, although I think Zachary Quinto would have made a marvelous Sahaj.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I'm not sure which came first: Bonanza stories (in which I was Little Joe) or my 5th grade mystery story called, "It Floats". People were getting killed all over the place and the killer always left the words "It Floats" on the bodies. What floats? Ivory Soap Floats! Dumb but I was only in 5th grade. Anyway, I love to read and so I write what I like to read. I also love words, and love to play on words (AKA puns). I try to see the humor in most situations.
What is your writing process?
Dream it. Outline the dialogue. Start fleshing out the scene. Keep fleshing out the scene until it is visible. Then edit edit edit and then give to my Beta readers to edit some more. But I don't hold myself up as a model writer. This is just what I do. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.
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Series

GEMATRIA
This is the Sahaj Universe Saga from beginning to end, in chronological order. Each story will be identified by Sahaj's age at the time. For example, "Loved I Not Honor More" is the Ground Zero for his conception. "The Ambassador's Son" would be Gematria 10.4 THE FORGING would be Gematria 11.6 (11 1/2).. This is Star Trek TOS fanfic done on a professional level. If you like Vulcans, if you like TOS, you might well like this series.

Books

Loved I Not Honour More
Series: GEMATRIA. You set the price! Words: 13,600. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the first story in the award-winning Sahaj universe and explains how he came to be.
Nothing Fishy Going On Here
Series: GEMATRIA. Price: Free! Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a new story in the Fan Q award-winning Sahaj Universe series, which started in the fanzine, IDIC #1 (1975-1983).. Revived in 2015, the saga about Spock's son, Sahaj, continues from life as a twelve-year-old, just beginning to settle in to live in his grandparents' home on Vulcan -- about as far a cry as one could get from the way he was brought up. Genre: Fan humor/Vulcans.

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