Melinda Snodgrass has been a writer for Star Trek TNG, Wild Cards, a lawyer, an opera singer and run a natural gas company. Her Star Trek Original series novel The Tears Of The Singers (1984) was 19th in the novel series and predated her TV work for TNG. In television, she also worked on Profiler and Reasonable Doubt and is currently developing a Wild Card screenplay. Her novels include the Circuit trilogy of sciencefiction novels, the Edge series of urban fantasy novels, and several Wild Card novels and collections. As well as the fantasy Queen’s Gambit Declined and the romance Santa Fe. She can be found at her website and blog MelindaSnodgrass.com, on twitter as @mmsnodgrass and on Facebook.
SFFWRTCHT: What got you into speculative fiction?
Melinda M. Snodgrass: I was an unhappy lawyer. Went to a BBQ at Fred Saberhagen’s house. The writers rocked, wanted to join them. I wrote in secret on the first Circuit book while I learned to finish books with six romance novels. I was able to tell Fred before his death that his hospitality and friendship changed my life.