The Herald-Mail.com has run a short question and answer article with Science Fiction author Cindy Garland, who recently won a competition to have her Doctor Who short story To Cut a Blade of Grass appear on an anthology CD by Big Finish productions.
Cindy revealed a little of what her story was about:
“I had to in a short story, build up to saving the universe. I thought, ‘Maybe I can narrow it down and make it personal and intimate.’ That’s what I tried to do. The title is based on the ancient proverb, ‘to cut a blade of grass is to shake the universe.’
“It means, you do one little thing and it has this ripple effect and touches people in a way you couldn’t even imagine. The doctor in Dr. Who (sic) is a time lord that comes in and does one little thing and effects the whole universe.”
As a fan of Big Finish and their colossal output of work, Cindy was quite shocked to be one of the 22 authors picked from 500:
â€œI was overjoyed. When I got the e-mail from the editor, I was like ‘you’re kidding me.’ To think that someone from the U.S. could write something for (“Doctor Who“) and have one of the original actors read it, it’s very humbling.â€
Cindy isnâ€™t the first female novelist to write for Doctor Who; Australian Kate Orman has also written several Doctor Who novels for the Virgin New Adventures and the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures.