Author Interview – Garry Rogers @garry_rogers

Have you developed a specific writing style? No.  There are glimmers, but nothing yet.

How did you develop your plot and characters? The theme and backstory determine the plot and characters.  Revisions of first drafts

Who designed the cover? Anya Kelleye.

Why did you choose to write this particular book? After the theme took shape and the backstory began to unfold, I decided that I wanted to write an adventure with a heroic but humble protagonist.  At first, I concentrated on the nature of the protagonist.  From the backstory, I knew what the characters’ abilities would be, but it took some thought to sculpt the personality.  Every book on personality, temperament, and character traits has useful ideas; the one I liked best was Nancy Kress’ “Dynamic Characters.”

What was the hardest part about writing this book? For me it is always the characters.

Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it? I learned so many things that all I can say is that students of creative writing are lucky that they have so many well-written textbooks to read.

How do you promote this book? I am using social media, bookstore sales, and book signings.

Will you write others in this same genre? Yes.  The next one is off to a good start.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? This is a matter of concern for me.  I hope the message it is not too obvious, and I’m not going to reveal it now.  I remember reading Atlas Shrugged early in my life when I always finished every book I started.  Even then, Rand’s message was so blatant that it was distracting.  I will wait to see if any readers mention the theme. 

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Genre –  Science Fiction

Rating – PG

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