This man’s work inspired me to write. First, a series of fanzines called “A Dozen Points in Time” — a collection of fifty-odd stories and novellas. Then, because my friend Candy Camin said, “You either do this, or I’ll kill you,” I said hello to the editor of the Quantum Leap tie-in novels… and a year later, I became an officially published author.
When I told Scott Bakula that my enjoyment of his work had allowed me to publish a book, he said quietly, “The most I can hope for in my life is to inspire other people.”
So… happy Throwback Thursday. And happy 60th birthday, Scott Bakula. You’re one of the kindest, most thoughtful and genuine people I’ve ever met, and I’ll never forget that you inspired me to take my own Quantum Leap.