A hearty welcome to D.B. Sieders, scientist by day, romance writer by whatever time she finds in-between. How many girls did you know as a kid, who liked wading in creeks and catching salamanders? Rare as hen’s teeth in my day. We share an education in biology, an amazing agent, and penchant for scribing stories.
Thanks for hosting me, D.T. I’m so pleased with the opportunity to hang out with a fellow scientist-turned-author!
People love to talk about what they know, especially when they’re passionate about the topic. That’s true for me as a scientist. I know, as I’ve been asked on more than one occasion to answer a science question in ‘five sentences or less.’
*Must work that line into one of my books*
This is also true for me as a writer, something I learned while working with the editor for my soon-to-be re-released debut contemporary romance novella. Both of my protagonists are biomedical researchers. The laboratory setting and their efforts to solve a research problem are integral to the story. But given my passion and first hand knowledge about these two elements, they could easily overshadow the characters and their motivations in the larger plot and make for a really boring, long-winded, jargon-filled narrative.
No one wants to read a really boring, long-winded, jargon-filled narrative.