My dad was an adventurer, my mother a romantic. When they met in college, both were creative writers; the writing was a bond.
I didn't actually get along with my dad when I was growing up, so by the time I was in my 20s, I didn't think I was going to be a writer.
I'll keep writing 'Dune' books as long as my mother's spirit continues to support the project.
There's so much overlapping in science fiction.
We moved 23 times before I was out of high school!