About Your Book:
Sacrifices for the Balance
About this Work:
The supernatural community of Elspeth is under attack, and the North Stream Pack needs to find the killer. An accidental attack on a regular human forces the pack’s lead investigator to work with the local sheriff. The two soon find out that both communities are under attack by an outside force. With the local pack leader taking a new wife and the sheriff having to deal with re-election, they need to solve the ritual murders quickly before things get truly out of control.
Are there any deep themes or messages in the book the readers should be aware of?
You are who are you, and you should be afraid of anything that seeks to make you like anyone else.
What gave you the idea for this book?
The core concept was to play with a group that had no idea of gender; that is, that there are different sorts of relationships (honor, love, racial survival) rather than the standard genders we’re used to.
How long did the book take to write?
The book should take about six months to write.
Who designed the cover?
I did from clip art. I so need to commission an actual cover.
What brought you to working on this project?
The relationships; they are going to get stranger as the book progresses.
What brought you to working on this project?
It just looked like a fun idea
What was the hardest part of bringing this story to life?
It’s looking at a number of different cultures, and one of them has no real concept of gender as we understand it.
Do you have a favorite character from the project? Why/ why not?
Lady Astor; she looks and acts like a standard lady in charge, but you know she’s a ferocious animal waiting for release.
Do you have a favorite chapter from the project? Why/ why not?
The Lady and the Business Plan, so far; it was just a fun chapter to write.
Is there anything you’d like readers to know about this work before they read your book?
Two things: Do not read this book hungry; I have yet to write a chapter where someone doesn’t eat or drink. (The unofficial slogan for the book is “No Character Goes Hungry.” The second is that this is not the book for the homophobic; gay relationships are not hidden.
About your other works:
How many other works have you written?
Probably close to 15-20
What was the most challenging other work you’ve written? Easiest? Most fun?
Hinami Neon was the hardest; that script had a lot of moving parts. Comparatively, Sex Percussions was a joy to write as it basically wrote itself.
Which work are you most proud to have been a part of? Why?
So far, “The Evil Mastermind Management Handbook”; that was just so fun and so hard to write.
About you/random questions:
- What drew you to writing? I like telling stories and spreading information. Writing is the perfect medium for that.
- Is this the only writing you do? If you do other forms of writing, which is your favorite and why? I also do some podcasting; while I prefer writing, podcasting can be somewhat cathartic.
- Do you have a process when you approach a work? Please describe it for us. Outlining, research, writing; repeat as needed. Edit. Rewrite. Edit again. Publish.
- What’s one random thing people don’t really know about you? My name is a mix of French for “never” and Seamus. My mom was pregnant at the time and she ate ice; it slowed down the process (so I was born in 11 months), and so the cleverness.
- If you could only leave 1 lasting impression on the world, what would it be? That people need to work together to accomplish the really cool things.
- Do you get to read for fun? Do you have a favorite genre to read for fun? As long as there is a good story, I’ll read just about anything.
- Do you have other hobbies? What do you do to relax? I watch weird movies, fun TV shows, and play casual games.
- What kind of movies do you enjoy? While I’m infamous for watching just about anything, I really love B-rated horror and SF movies.
- If you could meet one person from history or present time, who would it be and why? Stan Lee; I have some serious questions for him.
- IIf you could have dinner with anybody (alive or dead) who would it be and why? Mark Twain, s it would be interesting to just talk to him.
- If you had $100 to buy something for somebody else, what would you buy, who would you give it to, and why? A really good meal for my mom, for all she’s done.
- How do you think your personal chances of survival are in an apocalypse? (zombie or other): Pretty good considering my scout/military background, studying doom prep, and I do run a doom prep podcast.
- If you had a $30 budget for supplies to do something nice as a labor of love for somebody, what would you do? (clean a house, cook a meal, etc) Probably something weird for my roommate.
- What’s 1 thing you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Have one of my scripts made into a movie.
- Would you rather get a tangible object or have an experience? (you can’t say give me money.)
- If you could have 1 (just 1) superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation; it would make getting to places so much easier.
- What’s your favorite snack food? Cheetos Crunchy
What’s your “new” as in most recent favorite movie? The Adam Project (but I’ll be a Blade Runner fan)
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