1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?
I’m Sarah Baethge and I’ve always loved reading. After a car wreck derailed my college career, I started reviewing stories and that eventually led to me trying to write my own.
2) What inspired you to write your book?
I self published a short novella a few years ago (free on Google Drive now) but it started somewhat abruptly, so I wrote this story to be a prequel for it because the whole story has just kept growing in my mind.
3) What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
I hope that they can enjoy it. I wrote it as fun entertainment.
4) What drew you into this particular genre?
I like to read it.
5) If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?
I’d sit down with Ronald Carpenter, I’d like to know more about his view of The Eclipse company; I don’t feel like I describe it very well.
6) What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?
I like using Twitter, but more people seem to be concerned with my Facebook page.
7) What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?
Write what you like to read. Don’t give up just because you aren’t sure how other people will react.
8) What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
I have some plans for about four sequels to this Speed of Darkness book and a couple of Ideas for both a space story and a time-travel story. I’m not really sure which one I will work on first.
Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com