Why I Wrote Interstellar Dad

Ever since my days of playing Sims 2, I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of aliens visiting us. If you’re at all familiar with the Sims franchise, you know that there is on occasion this chance encounter with aliens, some of whom could very well make your adult male Sims pregnant. It is through this very concept where the idea for my science fiction series, Interstellar Dad, was born. But there are other reasons why I wrote for this universe.

The most important reason of them all is simply this: fertility. Impotence.

When I wrote the first book in what has now evolved into a four-book series (so far), I was coming to terms with the fact that I would probably never be able to pass on my genetic information to offspring. There were some feelings of despair and inadequacy back then, of course.

Then I got to writing about my main character, Andrew Skyes. To him I gave him the desire of wanting to be a dad, just like my own desire. Only, I’d given him a plot twist. I let him encounter aliens in a way not unlike what went down in the Sims franchise. Before Andrew knew it, his life as the Interstellar Dad had finally begun.

Ultimately, I wanted to share with my readers the emotion of hope, of possibility. That sometimes the dream might’ve taken on a different version of itself, but that it was important to continue the chase.

Which I did.

Has your dream ever changed? If so, did you still pursue it?

The four books in the Interstellar Dad series are Interstellar Dad, The Battle at Stellar Daycare, Mass Reproduction, and Impostor Care. I also write fantasy and horror novels too, the latter being the genre of my thirteenth book, Fool’s Blood, currently in the editing phase.


  1. I remember the days of losing myself in the Sims' world. (I'd always use the cheat code to give me all the money I wanted to make really elaborate houses!) Awesome they sparked inspiration in you to write those fantastic books! My dream of being a writer has changed over the years, and I suspect it will keep changing as time goes on.

  2. I was once obsessed with the SIMs. I had so many modifications. I had my own Stargate base. I really enjoyed Interstellar Dad. I need to catch up on the series.

  3. That's such a neat way of coming up with a book idea. I've used Sims to create my characters from books. It was a useful way to visualize them.

  4. Imposter Care is such a great title! And sure, plans and dreams fluctuate and evolve. I think it's great that you chose to write about a subject that you found upsetting. I've done that too, and I always learn something valuable.

  5. I don’t know anything about Sims, but it sounds like an awesome way to come up with a book idea. Glad you worked your way through it all.

  6. I haven't played The Sims in a long while. That's interesting to hear how it and other things inspired your books.

  7. My wife is obsessed with Sims. She hasn't played in awhile and just started paying again last night. SO weird that your post is about Sims.


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