Today I am happy to introduce sci-fi author, Alex D. T. Baker, to my blog.
Tell us about your books. Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?
I have three books out right now: Soul Burn and Bloodlust (parts 1 and 2 of the Frailty series) and Symbiont. All three are in the sci-fi genre.
The Frailty books have one foot in the Thrill/Suspense genre that contains a little bit of everything: serial killers, a slightly sexually demented detective, demons, and vampire-like people I call Blood-dealers.
Symbiont is the one I am promoting right now. Even though it’s not the most recent work, it is the one I am gearing up to do a follow-up for, so I would like to get as much exposure for it as I can. As for what it is about, here’s the synopsis, which I think sums it up nicely:
When Apoehl, the last of a race of benevolent and powerful aliens, comes to Earth to escape the war mongering Chilk, he is forced to abandon his failing body. To survive he must merge his life force with a human.
Jennifer has become the latest in a long line of hosts. Now she finds herself endowed with inhuman energy, in possession of the memories and strengths of those before her, and caught in a war.
It falls to Sam, the grizzled retired Marine now in command of a covert Government agency, and Paz, Sam’s mountain-sized right-hand man, to protect her from Brett, who craves the power for himself and will do whatever it takes to get it.
But as Jennifer fights against her past and questions the person she is becoming, the greatest struggle could be with herself.
Together, Jennifer, Sam, Paz, and Brett will unfold and build the story of the conflict that will change them all and decide Apoehl’s fate. Read more
Today I have the opportunity to introduce Michael Mullin of Geminknight Press. I first met Michael several years ago when I read and reviewed 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, which was a funny and clever retelling (click here to read my Goodreads review).
What book are you promoting right now? What is it about?
Simon is a YA/NA retelling of Hamlet, set in the modern day. Simon is a 19-yr-old film student who learns that is uncle (and new stepfather) murdered his dad. And yes, the ghost of his dad gives him this unfortunate news.
Tell us about your writing process. How do you fuel your writing?
I spend a lot of time in the concept/outline phase. Even with the retelling, it was important to make the story and the characters my own. I usually start with character (“who”) and develop the plot (“what” and “how”) around that. The all-important meaning (“why”) comes to light and evolves for me as those things come together.
What’s the best part of being a writer?
The truckloads of money that keep getting delivered to my house. Ok, kidding. I particularly like the idea of creating something that has a positive impact on others and that will outlive me. Legacy, I guess. Read more
Today I am happy to introduce French author Timothee Ribeiro, who has translated his latest book into English.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began to write in 2009.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
To be honest, I considered myself a writer when I wrote the second part of my trilogy “help-us, save-us” in three books.
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
In fact I didn’t choose a particular field. It’s when I wrote the six books of my trilogy “help-us, save-us !” that I realized that my field of genre was thriller, fiction, spying, adventure, mystery. In all my novels I can tell you than it’s always a thriller and nobody can know in advance the outcome. That’s the most important for me when I write.
What is the most important thing that people don’t know about your subject/genre that they need to know?
They never expect to guess the outcome until they read the last page. They can be very surprised. Read more