J. Dianne Dotson
4 min readMay 31, 2021
J. Dianne Dotson holds her latest book, the final installment of The Questrison Saga: LUMINIFEROUS. Copyright J. Dianne Dotson 2021.

Let me describe to you, if you will indulge me, what it means for me to finish The Questrison Saga® and let the final book, Luminiferous, out into the world June 1.

When I was a young teen, not long after the original Star Wars trilogy had come to an end, hot on the heels of Transformers, The Mighty Orbots, Jem and the Holograms, He-Man, She-Ra, Aliens, and Galaxy High, I wanted my own space opera. So I made it.

I wrote a full-length novel. The name of it then is now the name of a chapter in #Luminiferous. I’ll let you figure out which one. I’m fond of naming things. My English teacher in middle school actually wrote to publishing companies on my behalf about submitting it.

You can read about what happened after that in my blog, “Long Ago and Far Away”.

Time went on, the 90s came and went, and I became influenced by anime like Macross Plus, and films like The Crow, Dark City, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The 2000s brought ponderous sci-fi back in Moon and Sunshine, which I loved. I moved to SF, and wrote most of what is now the second in the series, Ephemeris.

Back to Seattle…and I had children. Then I moved to San Diego to pursue a master’s in epidemiology. In hindsight, that alternate path would have led to a very interesting 2020–21. But I withdrew to be with my very young children. I met @Nathan_Camp, who urged me to write again.

And so I finished Heliopause, and began the journey that continued with Ephemeris

J. Dianne Dotson

J. Dianne Dotson is a science fiction/fantasy/horror author, science writer, and artist. Repped by Laura Bennett. Visit jdiannedotson.com. @jdiannedotson