Sometimes you write a story, and once it's done, you realize that you want to go back and say some more. Writers create whole worlds in their stories -- even when it's fanfic -- and those worlds can call to them with a siren song all their own. When that happens, you end up with a sequel, a series, or even a saga.
Here then are the stories that wouldn't leave me alone, but wanted me to come back and play some more. The stories that ended up taking Straker to realms he never got to enjoy in the TV show, letting him become the man he was meant to be. My hope is that you'll enjoy visiting these worlds I created as much as I did writing about them.
The Conover Saga
When I first began writing UFO stories, they seemed to parallel my favorite classic movies in odd little ways. Since UFO takes place at a film studio, I let my imagination play with the idea. Each of the Conover Saga stories has correlations to a classic movie, usually black and white. Not every story mentions the movie it's playing with, but every story has at least one clue, either in a well-known line or a character's name. I hope you'll enjoy reading the Conover Saga as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The Conover Saga Revisited
I know I've said for years that this saga was finished. Complete as is. Well, in the world of writing, never say never. So here I am with another Conover Saga story, this one taking place about twenty years after the last saga story. I don't know if this story will be the beginning of another series. But it wanted to be written. The story can be found with the original saga.
The Shakespeare Saga
What would happen if your favorite TV show lead character met your favorite person in history? That's the premise of this series of stories. Straker, tough-ass commander-in-chief of SHADO, meets the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. It was meant to be!
Each story in the Saga includes a quote from one of Shakespeare's plays. These quotes give a hint about the theme of that particular story. I hope you'll enjoy reading these stories as much as I've enjoyed writing them.
This saga is still running, and episodes will be added as they are written.
The Devilsgate Saga
Fish out of water stories are my favorite kind. So when I considered how Commander Straker would handle being tossed into the Georgian era -- complete with lace jabots, high-heeled shoes, and embroidered waistcoats -- this series was born. It was originally slated for just one story, but as happens sometimes, the characters decided to stay a while and keep it going.
This saga is finished for now, but I may find myself revisiting Devilsgate occasionally whenever I feel the need to check on Straker and Louise.