The genre of
Science Fiction lends itself to many uses. In the case of “Foot Soldier,” I used it as a medium to write a tribute
to the spirit and valor of the men and women of our armed forces. The story encapsulates one day in the life of a combat soldier.
My thinking is that no matter what our political affiliations are, they deserve our
support. They are after all our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, and cousins. By any standard, they represent
the best reflection of our society and face dangers and hazards with integrity and courage.
We've all heard
stories about strange creatures: Bigfoot, Werewolves, Vampires. There are even ancient stories of powerful creatures handed
down through the ages such as the Legend of Grendel. When I wrote Preternatural Creatures, I was thinking of a creature that
it would be very unfortunate to cross paths with. The main difference is this creature has an intellect and power that is
unmatched by anything heretofore known.