TW: How did you get started writing? Any specific influences?
CA: I've always loved to make up stories. I started writing seriously in graduate school. Originally it was to take a break from solving equations, but I enjoyed it so much, I've never stopped!TW: What are some of the best perks of being a science fiction writer?
CA: Getting to meet readers. All the fascinating people who read my books.TW: Do you have any favorites among your characters?
CA: It's hard to say. Soz, maybe. I like them all (except the villains! :-).TW: What was the first sf story you ever read?
CA: It was about a girl and her little brother and their cat. They went to the moon. I don't remember the name. I was about five or six at the time. I was hooked from then on.TW: What invention or scientific leap in understanding would you most like to see made in your lifetime?
CA: A way to circumvent or otherwise get around the speed of light.
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