It Is An Alien Society
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The Eyes Behold Tomorrow is a genre-crossing novel with elements of a science fiction, fantasy, and action as well. Did you start writing with this in mind, or did this happen organically as you were writing?
Actually, it was a hybrid process. I used my extensive, detailed outline to frame the story, but during story development, I had to deviate from it.
The supporting characters in this novel, I felt, were intriguing and well developed. Who was your favorite character to write for?
Queen Aphelia. I have no knowledge of how royalty are supposed to act, except from gossip reporting. I wanted her to be a popular, open leader among her people but have a private life as well. This was made even more difficult because it is an alien society; how are they supposed to act?
What were the driving ideals that drove the characters development throughout the story?
Initially, I wanted them to try and get used to the modern day barbarian, Robert Teach. A politically incorrect bad boy, who doesn’t care about who he offends. Then have Robert change with the subtle pressure a woman can have on a man.
You’ve characterized your writing as ‘believable’ science fiction. Why do you think this is important for your novels?
As humans, we have to solve our own problems. Unlike in the movies where the cavalry suddenly rides over the hill to save the day, life is not at all like that; unless you consciously plan well in advance for the cavalry to arrive. Then it’s believable.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be published?
It Was A Small Affair. For 13 days, the defenders of the Alamo defied General Antonio López de Santa Anna and his army of over 2400 infantry and cavalry. Before dawn on March 6, 1836, the final assault began. By sunrise, all 188 defenders had been brutally killed. On February 23, 2010, an Army infantry squad carrying ammunition to a live fire training exercise is caught in a time rift that lands them outside the Alamo, 13 days before it fell. To be published early 2017.
Edward Robert Teach is a modern-day barbarian that encompasses everything a woman loves and hates in a man. He abhors his notorious namesake, correctness in any form, and has a habit of expressing his opinion whenever it does the most offense. When he meets Kamini, a stunningly beautiful, large eyed woman from the planet Feletia, he thinks he has finally met the girl of his dreams until he is recruited by her, and he becomes the unlikeliest captain of a prototype destroyer in the Feletian space navy, giving him the ability to stir up more trouble than he can get out of. Queen Aphelia, leader of her female dominant society, and Kamini’s mother, takes an interest in him. She uses Robert to attain her political goals, forcing him to learn harsh and sometimes painful lessons in humility when his earthbound attitude clashes with the strong-willed Feletian women. When Robert is powerless to stop the assassination of the Feletian royal family, Kamini ascends the throne and takes him as husband. He becomes Feletia’s Regent, sparking a political and marital struggle that could bring the flames of galactic war to the peaceful planet.
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