Featured Author and Book Giveaway!
Recently, I mentioned that I was going to do an interview with an up and coming talented sci-fi writer, Jeff Kirvin! He’s written and writing what promises to be a riveting apocalyptic series, beginning with Revelation. For those of us who love end-of-the world stories, and like seeing all of the things biblical mythology can lead to, this is a great book to dive into! I asked Jeff a series of questions because I was curious about the inspiration for Revelation and writing in general. Without further ado, here’s Jeff, ‘God of Biscuits’!
Jeff: It originally came from trying to write a far flung space opera. I
wasn’t getting anywhere with that, so inspired by recently reading
Christopher Golden’s Shadow Saga (still my favorite spin on vampires),
I decided to write a horror novel about a dark conspiracy of
immortals. Me being who I am, it turned into a technothriller anyway.
Jeff: I love them all, but I think I had the most fun with Dante and Jeff Frankel.
Jeff: Susan was definitely the hardest to write, because her background and
beliefs are about 180 degrees from my own. Making her a convincing
Christian conservative AND a compelling character AND sympathetic AND
not a stereotype… was hard.
Jeff: My mom not only read to me constantly as a very young (preschool)
child, but she also explained to me how and why the stories worked. At
the same time, my dad, an engineer, introduced me to the joys of
tinkering (which I still do with my myriad gadgets). Between the two,
it was only natural that I would start tinkering with story structure
and figuring out how to make stories of my own. By the time I was in
second grade, teachers used to pull me out of class and put me in
front of the fifth and sixth grade classrooms where I would stand in
front of these older kids I didn’t know and ad-lib fairy tales
complete with morals. Kids would follow me home begging, “tell me a
story…” Eventually, I started writing them down, and never really
Jeff: Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, James Rollins.
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