This isn’t really a blog post. It’s just an update to let you all know I am still kicking.
Leah (aka Leslye)
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.
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)
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
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)
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…..