Between 2004 and 2008 I had the privilege of writing novels for MGMs television series, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. It was a fantastic time and I met some wonderful people including my amazingly patient editor, Sabine C Bauer, the publisher, Sally Malcom, fellow author Beth Christensen, and many of the actors who generously gave of their time to help me flesh out the characters they portrayed. Of course, we also a had a bit of fun in the process.
A question commonly asked of me is, why did I stop writing Stargate? The simple answer is, in 2008 I moved to New Zealand and an entirely different and very hectic rural lifestyle. I also had an idea for a three-book young adult series that I wanted to write, and a story that bridges The Rhesus Factor and Ark Ship which I’ve put on hold since 2004. As I’ve been working on several educational projects since then (you can see a couple here), maybe I’ll have some time around 2020 or so.
Meanwhile, the contract on all of my Stargate novels has expired, which means I no longer receive royalties for sales (this is perfectly normal for contract tie-in writers). The novels are still for sale through Amazon and the publisher, although I suspect mostly as e-books. If anyone wants a signed copy, I still have a few. Meanwhile, enjoy two of my favourite Stargate video clips (click on the black boxes below to open videos in a new window).