In this blog I'm Alexander M Zoltai. On Facebook I'm Sena Quaren. But Sena says I'm her co-author. And, I've been known to say that she's my co-author...

To set things slightly straight, Sena is real--just as real as most characters in works of fiction. She's absolutely as real as any honest author's Muse. And, what makes her even more real is that she believes I'm real...

It's actually a bit more complicated than what I've said so far... I should let her speak for herself. What follows is from the prologue of the book we'll be publishing in March:

     "What I say next may or may not be believed but, either way, this story is true—true as fact or true in the way fiction can rise to heights unattainable by mere facts.
    "I am a woman from a star system about twelve light-years from Earth. If you choose to believe me, my story is a history lesson—how to achieve unity and peace—a lesson that Earth desperately needs. If you choose to not believe I'm real, my tale is a science fiction story about how to achieve unity and peace—a lesson that Earth desperately needs...
    "I'll proceed on the premise that I am real."

Later in that prologue she explains how she made "contact" with me and, near the end of the book, she adds more detail about our "relationship".

The book is the story of her People's rise from the abject horror of war to an enduring peace.

You can read a pre-publication manuscript of the book and, if you wish, send me comments. Even one brief comment will let you opt to have your name (or, alias) in a special listing in the book. More substantial feedback will let you add a two-line Bio and a Web link to your listing.

So, who am I, *really*?

I'm a writer whose character came vividly to life and is co-opting large chunks of my life...

I think I'll revisit this theme in a post after the book is published :-)