1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?
I started writing when I was about 11. I played with toys a lot (specially legos), and would create stories to play around, and at some point I thought “This story is pretty awesome, I should write them!” and so I did, I pestered my history and literature teacher’s at school to read them too. I’ve gone through these old stories again recently, and let me just tell you this: they seemed much more entertaining when I was 11. I decided to write seriously go back to writing about 3 years ago, when I started writing Code: Revelation, I wrote at a slow pace, I think the only reason I picked pace to write again was knowing my wife was pregnant, it gave me a “it’s now or never” feeling.
2) What inspired you to write your book?
I wanted to write a story that was different from the rest. I like psychological thrillers since watching Death Note, when it launched, so I decided to venture on this road too. First I created the world, I was trying to imagine a Sci-fi city that was different from all the others portrayed on similar books, after that, the rest came bit by bit. My corporate background certainly played a part on it.
3) What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
That choices have consequences, and regardless of how dire those consequences may be, you must be strong enough to make the choices you believe to be the best. I also like to play a bit around the logic of morals, ethics and law, inviting the reader to reflect about them as well.
4) What drew you into this particular genre?
I don’t see myself writing anything other than Sci-fi and Fantasy. Almost all the books I’ve read are either Sci-fi or Fantasy, so it’s just natural that I write on these genres. Would I write in another genre? Maybe one day, but surely it would be a challenge.
5) If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?
Without a doubt I would choose Lucy. I mean, she has been around since the dawn of civilization, I would have so many questions that I have a hard time even thinking of where to begin. Maybe start by asking who killed JFK?
6) What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?
Twitter, I still don’t have a big presence there, but it’s growing, and helps me connect with other writers.
7) What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?
Well, I’m just a starting author myself, should I really be giving advice? haha. I’m not sure if it counts as advice, but I would say to 1- Write a little bit every day. 2- Don’t try to save money, even if it means delaying the book, invest in a good editor. I learned the second one on the hard way.
8) What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
I’m glad you asked, Anthony. My next book, Code: Stasis, is a collection of short stories that, although can be read as a stand-alone, works as a prequel to Code: Revelation. It will feature 4 short stories and a preview of the first 3 chapters of the Code: Revelation. It will be launched on Spring 2019, and it will be completely free on all platforms. I also plan on launching the sequel, Code: Ascension, still on 2019, so I have lots of work to do this year!Spring Break Promotion – 15% off Fiction titles @ eBooks.com. Use Code: springbreak$cp. Valid until Apr 1
About the Author
Boris Sanders started to write at a very early age, in fact, so much so that, for his mother’s surprise, the doctor who delivered him insisted to have seen some marks that resembled words inside her womb. His intellect is quite advantaged, having learned 37 languages by the age of 14, of which 35 were created by him, don’t have a writing form, and only he can speak and understand them. In addition, he has a photographic memory, as long as an actual photo was taken during the occasion.
In his spare time Boris likes to swim in waterless pools and investigate the mysteries of the universe, while sitting on his comfortable couch, effectively doing nothing. He has a particular taste for olives of any kind.
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