Looks Who’s Going to RT: Marcella Burnard

Marcella BurnardCan you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
I’m Marcella Burnard. I write science fiction romance for Berkley Sensation (Enemy Within). Speculation has it that my faintly warped sense of humor was a prerequisite for acquiring the acting degree I obtained in place of higher education. I live in the coffee capital of the USA, but won’t touch the vile brew. I’m a tea snob, you see. I’m also a crazy cat lady, a World of Warcraft geek, an obsessive reader, a music junkie, and a sailor. My husband and I live aboard our sailboat on Puget Sound.

Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
In a galaxy divided by political, philosophical and species differences, your definition of ally versus enemy has to stay as loose as your loyalties if you expect to survive. Imagine you’re a tough, smart starship captain hunted by governments and mercenaries alike because of what you’ve seen while you were a prisoner of war. Or, suppose you pretend to be a demure xenobiologist, quietly going about work each day, while concealing a secret that could destroy your corrupt government. Or, that you’re a bounty hunter with an assignment that’s about to detonate in your face In each case, the one person with the power to redeem or destroy you is the astute, magnetic, sexy man standing square in your path.

Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
I’m a newbie! Looking forward to seeing and doing everything at the conference.

Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
I’m cohosting the Intergalactic Bar and Grill where my fellow scifi authors and I will be quizzing readers and handing out prizes and goodies like cheap candy. :D

If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
I’ll be wearing the ray gun. Seriously. It’s a fabulous necklace my lovely critique partners gave me – it’s a silver 1940’s Buck Roger’s/Flash Gordon type ray gun. From afar, look for the chick with the short brown hair that’s been dyed blond just behind her ears. Looks like I’m wearing feathers. Weird, I know, but it fits, so why fight the dead giveaway?

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