Welcome to this week's coffee chat!
Scifi author Paul Alan is visiting us today with his Rings of Polaris series.
Hi, Paul. What can I get you to drink?
Paul: Carmel Macchiato. My CAFFEINE ADDICTION is Time Warp Level.
Ally: No problem! We'll keep those macchiatos coming!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I AM FROM THE THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
AUTHOR NAME: PAUL ALAN
RACE: Human with Possible Genetic Alien Hybridization in DNA
RESIDENCE: Chicago, the USA’s Middle Coast
FACE BOOK: https://www.facebook.com/paul.t.gober
PAUL: I am a self published author, currently working on a saga called Rings of Polaris. Set thousand of years in the future, our world has become a desolate wasteland but all is not lost, for Humanity has spread throughout the Galaxy, and still thrives.
Ally: Many of the readers who follow this blog enjoy romance. Is there romance in your novels?
PAUL: I would say there’s love, and passion between the two main characters. Although most memorable, the steamy romance scenes are less than 1% of each novella but it’s the love they share that defines their relationship; the relation floats all the way through this Science Fiction-Dystopian-Action/Adventure.
Ally: What is your writing schedule? Full Time? When? Where?
PAUL: The second book, Giants of Mars was written under a veil of sleep deprivation and insomnia. I wrote at all kinds of crazy hours, and still don’t even know what I wrote. But seriously, I try to write when ideas just pop up in my head.
Ally: Since you're writing scifi, tell us a little about your world building. Where do you get your ideas?
PAUL: When it comes to world building, I tend to overlap my life’s experience with my love for science. My wife say’s I kind of nerd out in my writing; so I recommend you have an open mind to science if you read my books, and for the inquisitive person out there, be Google ready for some terminology. That being said, I try to make my words flow so one can easily understand the content being read.
Ally: Let's wind this up with a few quick answer questions:
a. pantser or plotter: PLOTTER
b. favorite food or drink while writing: H2O
c. a book you wish you had written: MOBY DICK
d. last movie that made you laugh: EURO TRIP
e. an item on your bucket list: TRAVEL TO OUTER SPACE
Ally: Thanks for coming today and bringing your books. I hope you'll visit us again. In the meantime, tell us about your series...
PAUL: Jason Bjorn just wants to do his job and captain his ship, but when his employer—The Polaris Corporation—sends him on a trek across the wastelands of Earth, he encounters treachery, an ancient cult, and secrets that strike at the heart of Polaris’ control over the planet.
Soon, fighting to stay alive is the least of his worries as he finds himself at the center of a conflict that could change everything with nobody on his side but SOFIA, the seductively independent operating system that runs his ship.