I'm sorry, but half of these 'questions' demonstrate how completely ignorant some people still are even after the numerous explanations Christopher and other authors have offered as to how, by and large, the general Trek Lit writing process actually works.
Well, that's not fair. Remember, this Q&A is not intended for this BBS, but for a podcast interview. Most of the audience for that interview probably hasn't read this board and hasn't already had those questions answered. So it's perfectly valid to suggest that Kirsten address those questions in her interview, for the benefit of the listening audience.