In this ongoing series, we ask SF/F authors to describe a specialty in their lives that has nothing (or very little) to do with writing. Join us as we discover what draws authors to their various hobbies, how they fit into their daily lives, and how and they inform the author’s literary identity!
I’ve always loved miniatures. I remember being a toddler and gazing with amazement at a cousin of mine who made painstaking scale models, painting tiny, millimeter-high figures in a tiny WWII airplane cockpit. Something about small worlds spark my fantasy day-dreaming mind. Although I don’t collect them, I always admire the character models and figures on sale at every Comic Con.
For some years now, making miniature models of things and people has also become a vital piece of every project of mine. Above is a riverside General Store for a story that’s still germinating.