The Doorway and Other Stories: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2
I’m happy to have some of my old stories in one place. Except for The Princess Quest, which is a humorous fantasy, and Old Rex, a ghost story, the rest of the stories are all science fiction adventures of different types, involving aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home and/or family. All the stories have been published elsewhere–sometimes more than once–over the years, except for Royal Guardians.
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.
Pretty Pink Planet is always free: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Guest post: Keeping Track of What’s in the Novel
I don’t use questionnaires or character interviews either. Yep, that’s too much like outlining. I keep notes as I write–and double check when rereading.
I have categories in my little notebooks–one for each novel–for descriptions, settings, names, timelines, …
I just started reading an Advance Reader’s Copy of The Oregon Trail: An American Journey by Rinker Buck, and I’m on chapter three now, which focuses on mules. I did a lot of research when writing Detour Trail, and I’m still interested in the Oregon Trail–and mules because of Jake, an important character in the book. The history is fascinating.
This article from Tor.com (blog) focuses on strong female characters, but it covers a lot of territory: The Strong Female Character, Deconstructed
Time is running out on that huge Melange Books giveaway extravaganza, and there are lots of books to choose from: http://melange-books.com/2015NYGiveaway.html
Keep scrolling down that list! My western novel, Detour Trail, is towards the bottom–over half way down anyway.