I recorded an interview with the good people at Trek.FM at the end of the December, for their Literary Treks podcast. You can hear me blather away and ramble on here.
a great interview. Loved hearing about your love of Star Trek and how you started writing books in the Star Trek universe.
I am a member of the Trek Mate family which are a series of podcasts here in the United Kingdom that are all based
on our love of all things Star Trek. We currently have seven podcasts across the week ranging from a dedicated Enterprise podcast to a pod discussing the comics of Star Trek (which I host) and many more.
One of the podcasts I am on is Ten Forward. Each month we have a book
club looking at Star Trek books from across the years and we were hoping that perhaps you would like to join us for a podcast to discuss some of the Star Trek novels you have written? We were hoping to have the interview in early March if possible depending upon your schedule?
While I appreciate that you are no doubt very busy we would be able to accommodate time zones (one of the hosts is in Texas) and would love the chance to discuss your work and Star Trek in general. Below is a link to our website with more details about who we are and what we do:
Thank you for reading my email and I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Michael – glad you enjoyed the interview. I’d be more than happy to appear on your podcast, and early March would work well for me. I’ll email you at the address you left here.
Thank you so much. Looking forward to it. Just made my weekend!
Sorry to trouble you. Just wondering if you would be still be available for an interview sometime this month as previously discussed?
Hi Michael – certainly. It would have to be sometime towards the end of the month as my schedule has filled up. My Easter vacation starts on 25th March. Does this work for you?
That week works well, thank you. I work from home so any date or time that suits you would be great for me.
Thank you again for taking the time to reply and for agreeing to the interview.
Some time on Monday 25th? Afternoon would be best for me. Do you have my email address?
Monday 25th would be great for me. Let me know a time. I don’t have your email address.
I’ve emailed you on the address you’ve left here: let me know if it doesn’t arrive!
Hello Ms. McCormack,
I am an avid reader of all star trek fiction and just finished reading your most recent Star Trek novel, (a masterpiece in my opinion), The Crimson Shadow. Thank you so much for that read. I can’t remember enjoying a star trek novel more. My favorite star trek character has always been Elim Garak and you portrayed him perfectly in all his complexity. For those reading this comment, I strongly recommend this book which is book 2 in a series called “The Fall” which follows the recent “Typhon Pact” series. Great stuff! Thanks again Ms. McCormack.
Thank you so much for these generous comments! I loved writing this book and it’s an absolute delight that people have enjoyed it so much. I share your love for Garak!
Just finished Crimson Shadow and loved it. I teach a class called Star Trek, Culture, and History at San Diego State University and like to use novels at times. Currently using David Mack’s A Time to Heal because it is an allegory for the war in Iraq. I was wondering if your story was informed by any real past or present events? I think I see some possibilities but wanted to know what might have inspired you. If you wish to respond privately please do at my addressed provided.
Thanks for your note and I’m delighted you enjoyed CS. Yes, the story was definitely inspired by real-life events: Cardassia’s reconstruction is inspired by the reconstruction of postwar Germany. North Torr builds upon my observations of Belfast during a couple of visits over the past twenty years. And Cardassia First is inspired by any number of nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations that are sadly taking root in parts of the EU at the moment, particularly the Golden Dawn in Greece, and the EDL here in the UK. I go into some depth about all this in a podcast I did recently for the people at Literary Treks, which you can find here.
I’m just about to have my first baby (i.e. today!) and so I’m not likely to be responding to email until the New Year, but I’d be interested to hear what your further thoughts about the book. My email address is available via my department page at Anglia Ruskin University.
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