An Exciting Adventure

D. J. Adamson Author Interview

INTO THE STORM: Aliens Among Us follows a sheriff who is investigating a group of boys that are missing; what he discovers is a paranormal mystery. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

The idea for the novel INTO THE STORM came to me after writing the book OUTRE which won a Dane Rossetti award. Because of Into the Storm, I have retitled Outre and republished it as an APPROACHING STORM. I was also lecturing on Quantum Physics and the possibility of aliens already living with us…that stretched to the word Alien and how many definitions it has in our society. Writing the book, because of the topic, was an exciting adventure. Since I generally write crime/mystery, using that genre to base my Science Fiction curiosity was natural.

Did you create an outline for the characters in the story before you started writing, or did the character’s personalities grow organically as you were writing?

I don’t know if I have an actual creative process. I generally develop the idea, research, write the first ten chapters, then outline, looking for the themes in the story. I always know my protagonist and antagonist before the story begins. I also have a good idea of the major themes: what I want to say with the book. With INTO THE STORM, I enjoyed playing with the sparring of two police departments: City Police Chief and County Sheriff. I also have the other major characters in mind by the first ten chapters. From then on, I outline and edit as I write. I read the last three chapters written before going to write the next.

What themes were important for you to explore in this book?

I definitely wanted to explore how we use the word, Alien, as in immigrant, outer space, that which we don’t understand. I also wanted to say something about Bullying, Abuse, Police Corruption, Reality vs. Non-Reality, and Chaos formed by Ignorance.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Presently, I am writing WITH A VENGEANCE, the fourth book in the Lillian Dove Mystery Series. The book will be out in the Spring of 2023.

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2021 Semi-Finalist for Clue Award and a Paranormal Award.
There are aliens among us, but they take on many forms. They hide in plain sight. One of them could be you.
Set in small-town America, D. J. Adamson tells the story of an alien agenda, creating a madness of fear, and awakening concepts we may not be ready to see in ourselves. Into the Storm, a science-fiction thriller, asks questions needing answers before the big reveal: utilizing first contact, criminal intent, and the fear of those who are different.

“Excellent woven thriller with a SciFi twist!”

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