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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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

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