Long Ago and Far Away
J. Dianne Dotson – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer – Long Ago and Far Away

Here we are, thirty years later from the letter you see above. Tomorrow, May 29, 2018, I publish Heliopause: The Questrison Saga™: Book One! And it all started when I was a 14-year-old girl, who had spent the past year working on my first novel. My teacher from middle school, Ms. Phillips, had written to Berkley Publishing Group on my behalf to ask them about submitting that novel. She believed in me.
That novel began this series.
The road over the past thirty years has been long and winding. While I did not pursue publication again until 2017, I continued writing the stories in this series when I could. Education, career, family commitments, all these things happened meanwhile. My writing grew richer. I worked in research, and then as a paid nonfiction writer.
And I came back to the worlds I made, and looked at them with new eyes. So here we are! Tomorrow, the beginning of a saga launches officially. But it really began long ago and far away.
Thank you so much for your support through it all!
Ad astra.
Image Credit: J. Dianne Dotson – Copy of Original Berkley Publishing Group Letter from May 18, 1988