Donna S. Frelick

 Western North Carolina
Donna S. Frelick


As a military brat growing up I was a voracious consumer of science fiction in all forms—in books, in movies and on television. As I grew older I began to recognize that my favorite forms of SF included liberal doses of romance—Classic STAR TREK, the writers of the New Age "humanist" revolution (Zenna Henderson, Ursula K. LeGuin, Theodore Sturgeon among others), and later THE X-FILES and AVATAR. So it was no surprise that when I started writing science fiction, my work would feature a heavy romantic arc, too.

Along my way to a contemporary SF romance writing career I've been married to a great guy since just out of college, been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, raised a family, tried organic farming, been a community activist, earned black belts in two different styles of martial arts and written four STAR TREK fanfic novellas (and numerous short stories) for "underground" publication. (Ask me sometime about TREK conventions!)

In 2012, my first two SFR novels finaled in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest for unpublished manuscripts. Shortly thereafter, I found my literary home with the fabulous Michelle Johnson, founder of Inklings Literary Agency and INK'd Press. The publication of the first three books in my INTERSTELLAR RESCUE SFR series from INK'd Press followed in short order: UNCHAINED MEMORY, TROUBLE IN MIND and FOOLS RUSH IN.

You can read the first chapter of TROUBLE IN MIND for free in the popular PORTALS anthology (Volume One). And my IR universe novella "Saturday Night in Devils Holler" appears in the anthology BABY ITS COLD IN SPACE from Bathory Gate Press.

I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA, the Golden Network (of past and current Golden Heart finalists) and the Firebirds (2012 Golden Heart finalists).
Movies, reading, tai chi, walking, Appalachian culture


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