Paula S. Jordan
Paula S. Jordan, a poet, occasional blogger, actress, and former NASA and NOAA orbit analyst, has authored three Analog stories, including Vooorh, a novelette, Jul/Aug 2014. In her novel-in-progress, a resourceful small-town group of friends joins forces with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. The story is set in the present day North Carolina Mountains. Working title: "The Long Hello."
Paula has been a writer most of her life, beginning with her discovery of poetry in second grade and science fiction not long after. Both were distinctly formative experiences. After degrees in history and drama, and several years of copy- and freelance writing, she returned to college for a BS degree in physics. This led to thirteen years as an orbit analyst with NASA and NOAA, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.