Self-defined as a “space cadet on steroids”, life-long science fiction fan, Marcha Fox, penned her first stories in 6th grade. Now she’s paying forward the inspiration she obtained from that genre—inspiration that led her, as a mother of six in her 30s, to return to school to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in physics. After that, she pursued a 20+ year career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from which she retired in 2009.
Specializing in classic hard science fiction, her epic Star Trails Tetralogy series and its spin-offs have been acclaimed for their palatable and accurate science content. As an amateur astronomer, she’s a member of the Austin Astronomical Society, where she serves as librarian and is certified as a telescope wrangler at a local observatory.
Forever fascinated by the heavens, when her attempt to debunk astrology backfired, she pursued knowledge in that field, as well. She graduated from the International Academy of Astrology’s professional development program in 2012, and created ValkyrieAstrology.com. Much of the popular website’s informational content can be found in “Whobeda’s Guide to Basic Astrology.”
Born in Peekskill, New York, she has lived in California, Utah, and Texas in the course of raising her family. Besides writing, she pampers two Bengal cats and a sassy tuxedo while trying to keep up with her astrology clients, home, yard, friends, and family.
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