Catherine Asaro, among other things, is a chemical physicist, a rock singer, a dance instructor, and a member of a think tank that advises the government on national security.
Guess which pastime this is?
I attended a mini-concert of hers at the convention.
Earlier in the day, Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara series, reflected on his long career. When his first novel hit the New York Times bestseller list, he thought, “This is easy.”
Terry Brooks is on the right
He didn’t realize that that opened things up, and publishers gradually became more willing to look at science fiction and fantasy as serious literature.