This is Marcha Fox’s 2-cents Worth Blog where I’ll post various thoughts, opinions, gripes, joys, tidbits about my books, experiences while working at NASA, rants, writing tips, and anything else that comes to mind. Kalliope is my personal muse so you can expect there will be a lot.
I consider myself a “space cadet on steroids”. I’m a life-long science fiction fan who penned my first sci-fi stories in 6th grade. I’m hoping to pay forward the inspiration I obtained from that genre–inspiration that led me, as a mother of six in my late 30s, to return to school at Utah State University where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in physics. After that, I pursued a 20+ year career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Would the truth be known, that was all done from the git-go with the intent to be qualified to “write what you know”, i.e., scientifically sound, convincing science fiction.
With that behind me, I now specialize in classic hard science fiction. So far, my Star Trails Tetralogy series and its spinoffs have been acclaimed for their palatable and accurate science content. As an amateur astronomer forever fascinated by the heavens, I’m a member of the Austin Astronomical Society where I serve as librarian and am certified as a telescope wrangler at a local observatory. I’m also well versed in the archetypal myths associated with the stars and planets, especially as they apply to the ancient practice of astrology.
I was born in Peekskill, New York and have lived in California, Utah, and Texas in the course of raising my family. I’m now retired, pamper my two Bengal cats and a sassy tuxedo, and try to keep up with my home, yard, friends, and family.
Feel free to check out my books, which comprise The Star Trails Tetralogy at StarTrailsSaga.com. If you’re interested in astrology (or even if you’re not) pay my other website, ValkyrieAstrology.com, a visit as well.