Susan Grant talks Space

I recently did an interview with the PETS IN SPACE 2 gang:

Why did you join the Pets in Space 2 anthology?

It’s not too often you have the chance to do a project with authors whose books you love and at the same time support a favorite organization. As a veteran myself, I feel that what Hero Dogs is doing to help veterans is so important. As a pet lover, I know the special bond between humans and animals can heal the deepest wounds. And, as an author, I could not pass up the chance to write about that special bond.

If you could bring back one extinct animal, what would it be, and why?

The wooly mammoth. It must have been so magnificent and awe-inspiring to see, and yet it’s not as scary and dangerous as a pterodactyl, which would have been my second choice.

If you could create/design an animal, what would it look like and what could it do? 

It would be just like my fun, smart, adorable, affectionate border collie, Skye, but she could talk. We already do everything together, and the only thing missing are the words I sense are right there on her lips.

What do you love about writing science fiction romance?

I love writing SFR because of the almost total lack of boundaries. Anything goes. I love the adventure, the Wild West type of frontier feel, the fantasy aspect. Strong, independent characters. The genre lets my imagination run wild. I can make up anything. I love that. One of my favorite themes is “fish out of water”. In my science fiction worlds I put my characters in those types of situations. Maybe it’s how I feel sometimes when I am walking around in a foreign country on a layover as a commercial airline pilot. A fish out of water, but also full of curiosity and wonder.

Did you know Pets in Space 2 has a website where this interview and others are posted? Find out more here!


  1. Deanna Friel says:

    Thank you for sharing about Susan Grant talks Pets…in Space. When I was 7 or 8, my mom had my grandmother take my cat to the pound while I was in school. I wasn’t allergic or anything; my mom said the cat meowed too much. She doesn’t remember doing that now. I remember how much I cried when I came home to find my cat gone. Such a fun post and Foxbat sounds like an awesome cat! We had lots and lots of cats (one at a time) growing up.

    • Susan Grant says:

      Aw, Deanna, I know how that feels. So sad. :( It was almost the exact situation with me, but I don’t remember any meowing. Some pets are just special.

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