JL: You've been writing for a long time. How did you get your start as a writer and having books published?
JL: How did you get the idea for Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time , and what process did you use for writing the book?
ES: I have been a passionate fan of the Hubble Space Telescope ever since I followed the astronauts of STS61, as they prepared for the first servicing mission. I wrote about that experience in Adventure in Space. When I realized that Hubble was approaching its 20th "birthday" and the final servicing mission was headed to the telescope, the time seemed right to take a look at all the amazing science this fantastic instrument has facilitated through the years. I used my contacts at NASA and at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore to gain access to the latest information, and I am humbled that Dr. Mario Livio of STScI agreed to vet the manuscript for accuracy.
JL: What has been the biggest surprise to you about writing?
JL: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?