September 16, 2017

I had the privilege and the pleasure of attending a rerelease of The Wrath Of Kahn, which held up beautifully after 35 years. Maybe the graphics were a little dated, but with such an enthralling move, who cares?  TWOK  was everything JJDREK’s was not: intriguing plot with lots of twists, turns, action and adventure; multiple themes on the topics of aging, friendship, obsession; humor embedded naturally into the plot, characters to die for — oops. Sorry.

Ricardo Montalban made a fabulous antagonist who was not totally evil. I mean, how would you feel if you were just dumped onto a planet and left there to fend for yourself? (Sahaj, shut up!) He lost his beloved wife, Marla McGivers because Kirk never came back to check on him. That gives him depth and removes him from being a stereotypical villain.

I haven’t counted how many times I’ve watched the Director’s Cut over the years but it’s a lot. The end gets me every time. Maybe one day Spock will listen to me when I whisper, “Don’t go!” as he gets up to save the ship. If he didn’t, they would ALL be dead — I know that.  And after seeing it again, on the big screen, I had to go home and watch the end of Search For Spock. What can I tell you? I’m attached to the character.

I’ve received several complimentary emails about the rewrite of The Ambassador’s Son and I thank you for them. Please feel free to leave a comment on the website. pro or con, all are welcome.  And feel free to spread the word.

I’m still trying to figure out how someone can order multiple downloads at the same time. Forgive me, please, for being incredibly slow about getting things done.


August 30, 2017

The site is up and running, if you will ignore the WOO COMMERCE information, which I believe I have deactivated. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to trash it entirely without disturbing the eBook store that seems to be working perfectly.

I am finishing the polishing of the 2017 Ambassador’s Son and preparing it for ebook publishing. That is hours and hours of work, in case you were wondering. Old school was easier: type the thing, put the illios in, and take the whole kit-and-kaboodle to your printer, who would magically turn it into a book.

After 2017 TAS is up I will return to Dedication and all the rest of it, one at a time, day by day.

Thank you , Jacqueline Lichtenberg, for constantly promoting my writing as something worth reading.  I hope I continue to earn that praise.

If you arrived here and are an original trekker, or a new one who wants to talk with original trekkers, please ask to join SAHAJ CONTINUED, on FB.

Interstellar Babysitters, Inc.

Authors Eileen Roy and Leslye Lilker take their readers on a satirical stroll along their chosen genre. What would our very busy captain and his sometimes busy first officer do if confronted with unexpected offspring?

(Originally published in Warped Space 28, Aug. 1977. Reprinted in Memory Alpha’s The Best of Amanda and Sarek, 1978)

 (word count: 2681)

Interstellar Babysitters, Inc. Eileen Roy, Leslye Lilker

  • Authors Eileen Roy and Leslye Lilker take their readers on a satirical stroll along their separately-chosen genre. What would our very busy captain (Eileen) and his sometimes busy first officer (Leslye) do if confronted with unexpected offspring? (Originally published in Warped Space 28, Aug. 1977. Reprinted in Memory Alpha’s The Best of Amanda and Sarek, 1978)  (word count: 2681)
  • Sasashar Press



I am working on the website. This IS NOT a Store as I am not selling anything. But I don’t see a way to change the plugin. Then again, I just started to explore the possibilities.

If the Universe will cooperate, I will be offering stories for you to download in .pdf or e-book form.  I am asking for donations so that I can keep this website self-sustaining.

Meanwhile, I am finding my way around by Braille.

Stay tuned.

The Check Is In The Mail

Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, the launch date for my website has turned into a TBA.

This happens just as I am doing final editing on rereleases on the following stories. Thank you, Universe. You have a weird sense of humor.

Anyway, for the time being, we’re going to have to do this old school. I’ll give you a list of stories and the suggested contribution, which will go to the Massachusetts Home For Crazy Old Ladies (who still write kid stories for adults) AKA, expenses incurred in maintaining this website.  However, if the asking contribution is out of your reach, just send me an email and we’ll talk. I am not looking to make money off this website. I am looking to have it support itself and to make my small contribution to the continuation of the Star Trek Universe.

Once I get this going, I will provide both a PayPal and Venmo link for your convenience. Once you make your selection and make your donation, please email me (link to come) and let me know which story(ies) you want and in what format (.pdf. MOBI, general ebook.) Keep in mind that I am at the beginning of the learning curve about producing ebooks, and I don’t promise perfection in format. Back to what I was saying about ordering. Once I get your email I will email your order as attachments. If you are ordering for your kindle please provide your kindle email address.

NONE OF THIS IS OPERATIONAL YET. THIS IS ONLY A ‘HEADS UP.’ I’m trying to figure out how to show the stories below. It is not right. I know.


 TITLE                                   STAR     HAJ’S    PLOT SUMMARY

                                                                DATE     AGE                                                       

1, Dedication,                                   2225,      -32         Sarek and Amanda get married.

2, “Loved I Not Honour More”,          2257,          0         Spock and T’Marr

3, “Stormbringer”,                              2257,        0.1,      T’Marr learns she is preggo

4, “The Price of Silence,”                   2261,        3.5       T’Marr manipulates Gill into fostering Haj

5, “Interlude”                                       2263          5,0      Sahaj learns his biological father is a starfleet officer

6, “For The Good Of The Child”        2268,       10.5      Jeremy Gill’s 43 birthday

7, The Ambassador’s Son,                2268,       10.5      Aboard the big E, Sahaj finds his biological father

7. “Without Pomp Or Circumstance”       2268        10.5,    (Has been rolled into TAS)


A Year Has Passed….

 One year ago, almost to the day, I promised my Sahaj readers a website where they would be able to download PDF and ebook versions of the series. As you can see, I have failed to keep my promise, and for that I am sorry.

Back in July of 2016, I opened this WordPress site and fiddled around with learning its widgets and gadgets. Part of presenting my work to the public included a third – no, fourth – rewrite of The Ambassador’s Son,  the original short story that introduced the Sahaj series, and which had morphed into a novel.  I optimistically named my file “Ambassador 2015.”

It had also been named TAS 1978, 1981, and 1995.  It is now TAS 2017.

At the end of August 2016, I returned to my profession as a teacher of sophomore English at the prestigious Little Rock Central High.  Challenged by an increasingly debilitating disease, I found I needed to have my service dog, Phoebe, help me in the classroom. I won’t go into details, but there were issues with my school district and my administrator. A decision was made to forbid me to have her. Disability laws were on my side, but I decided not to fight it because I loved my school and didn’t want to put Central in a bad light. That started a downslide in my health to the point that I finally retired at semester and moved to Massachusetts, to be near family and friends.

As my dear friend and former upstairs neighbor, Sheryl Dykes is fond of saying, long story short, not so much has gotten done with all the turmoil a move across the country entails.

BUT… there is a new Sahaj story, entitled “For The Good Of The Child,” a prequel to TAS. Also, the 2017 version of The Ambassador’s Son is just about ready for publication… again.  Please don’t give up hope. It will happen.

Now, about those widgets and gadgets…..