In my publishing world, there are two distinct things I think about. The first is my garden writing and I’ve made my living from plants for over 40 years now. I either grew them or told readers how to grow them and it’s been a good life.
If I think about a duality of life, my garden writing is the “light”. It’s about nature and growing things. It’s about finding a way to live with nature – both the good and the bad and it’s about bringing beauty into your life. Garden writing tends to the non-fiction side of writing (although I’ve seen enough fiction written in the name of gardening tips from writers who wouldn’t recognize a rabbiting spade if they were hit with it.)
But at the same time I have a second side, one that explores potentially darker subjects. And that’s my lifelong passion for science fiction.
From those grade two Robert Heinlein days (I now own every one of his books) right through to modern writers, I devour books in this genre. So it comes as no surprise to family and friends to discover that’s what I’ve been writing. Science fiction explores all manner of things – from the light to the dark – and it does so from the unique perspective of fiction.
But enough introduction. Let me simply give you my fiction website, introduce you to D. Frank Green and invite you explore the short stories and novel in progress – 2047 – which I’m publishing online.
You’ll see a subscribe link if you’d care to read more and be notified of any updates. New subscribers get a download of typical short stories that aren’t yet published on the site.
The site is still being developed (podcast just submitted to iTunes etc) but if you’re interested in the writing, getting there early will be better.
Why D. Frank Green
There’s already another Douglas Green writing science fiction so I needed a pen name. My kid brother, David Frank Green, (writer, editor, journalist) died at thirty years old. Seeing as we shared an initial and last name, I decided that D.Frank Green seemed like a good idea.