I'd rather not see the drive by authors get a permanent parking space.
I love those books though, because they usually break from the routine, and offer a new and fresh outlook at the ST universe, the same with the occasional actor penned novel. If they became permanent fixtures, then that fresh outlook or skewed view would vanish.
There hasn't been a 'guest' author, or outsider playing in a Trek sandpit for quite a while now...
"Don't try to live so wise. Don't cry 'cause you're so right.
Don't dry with fakes or fears, 'Cause you will hate yourself in the end."
Anime @ MyReviewer