"I sat down again in my chair, and waited. But no vision came to me: no call from the past, no summons to the future. I picked up my pen nonetheless. What else was to be done?"
I read a lot, watch a fair bit of telly, and can sometimes even be found writing. I used to be a sociologist, but I'm all right now. I collect "Great Sociologists of Literature": at my last count, there were four.
As Una McCormack, I'm the author of three Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels, published by Pocket: Cardassia: The Lotus Flower, Hollow Men, and The Never-Ending Sacrifice. My short fiction has appeared in the DS9 anthology Prophecy and Change, the Big Finish Doctor Who anthology The Quality of Leadership, and in various other publications, including Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 25.
My Doctor Who novel, with the Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods is out now! Woo hoo! And my other one, Doctor Who: The King's Dragon is still available!
Often I write fanfiction, usually under my pseud "Altariel", mostly based on the works of JRR Tolkien, and sometimes based on other things: