Interview with Author John Graves

Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?

Writing began in college with a sonnet each day. I have blogged for years. The previous three books drive me to continue!

What inspired you to write your book?

Calumny from extreme environmentalists. I wanted to tell their deep story: many want to destroy humanity completely. Here is how it could be done!

What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

Evil is a real aspect of our lives, in so many ways. Tracker is evil, certainly, but so are most of the heroes in the book. We survive by creating goodness, not by destruction.

What drew you into this particular genre?

Who: Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Blish, Norton, Niven. All great sci-fi writers. And of course, Michael Crichton!

If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?

Jake, why didn’t you marry Soliz?

What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?

The SM action is just beginning, so it is hard to tell…

What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?

Write daily, if only a few hundred words. Write for yourself, but mostly for the ‘muscle memory’, doing the ‘word reps’ builds confidence and style.

What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?

The sequel is 1/3 complete: Life By Intention

About the Author

John has traveled extensively, with more than 80 countries’ stamps in his passport. His avocation is adventure. He has sailed to Hawaii several times as well as across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has trekked the Andes, the Sahara, the Taklamakan, the Serengeti, and the Namib.

In his previous career, John was a chef.

Death by Design, a Thriller by John Graves


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