This novel and the series that will follow were ideas that I started dreaming up when I was about 16 years old. This story has evolved over the years. The central theme of the story, the ecological disaster, was really never a part of the story until late last year. I needed something to give inspiration to why the travelers had to go back and what they were trying to fix. So that is what inspired that part of the story. The time travel aspect was always there however, as I have always been intrigued by the idea.
2. What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader?
The story starts out in the future where two historians who use a time machine to study history and the outcome of historical actions in the future, discover that in the very near future a disaster will wipe out the human race and all other life on Earth. When they discover that the disaster is at hand, they decide to do a historical study to find out why the disaster happens. They soon discover that the cause is years of fossil fuel usage and dumping into the environment that changes the ecology. When they realize there is no way to avoid the disaster in the present, they decide to alter the past to try and save the human race. To do this, they employ two scientists from the past who are born more than 130 years apart. These two scientists use their own invention (the time machine), and its power source, to try and alter the past by introducing the source of power as a clean energy alternative to the methods we are using today. In the process the two scientists fall in love and of course eventually save the human race. The science fiction is actually a side plot. The love story is what makes this interesting. As I mentioned, the two scientists are born more than 130 years apart. When they finally meet, it’s essentially love at first sight. A love story that transcends time, with multiple twists and turns throughout.
3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down?
5. What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
I think we are starting to see books evolve into series instead of just one or two stories. Authors have had to rethink how they approach a novel because so much of it has been done before. But nowadays I think authors are trying to write one story and then lead it up to the next story, much like a television series. The goals are to keep your readers interested in what will happen and what to expect next. Additionally, we are seeing an evolution into online novels. Story ideas can be developed with the help of the readers now more than ever before. In my case, I did what I call field testing a story idea, where I wrote a short story version of the novel and placed it online for others to read. That gives me a chance to gauge the interests in the story and get input as to whether the story is something that readers can get into.
7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
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