It was science fiction, in that I asked a question: what if an inherited characteristic of immense value to individuals and society was linked to a risk to the species as a whole?
To play with the idea, I created the Clan and gave them an ability worth, it seemed, any cost. My main character became Sira, the first of her kind too dangerous, it seemed, for any mate. The story grew from one novel to what will be the nine of The Clan Chronicles. If you're new to the series, start with Reap the Wild Wind, the prequel to Sira’s own story, though there’s nothing wrong in starting where I did. With A Thousand Words for Stranger. And that blue-eyed captain.