I haven’t been blogging a lot in recent months, but due to the rather curious participation of a few writing friends in a Blog Hop event, I decided to participate by interviewing the rather curious LA-based writer, musician and producer Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff. I first became aware of Mark’s writing by way of the podcasted version of his pulp action novel Number One With a Bullet, a story where a bunch of assassins were killing each other for a grandprize, with enough quirks and twists to keep things interesting. After listening to and reading some of his other work, it became apparent that he is a busy man that writes within a bunch of different genres and styles.
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2). WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK COME FROM?
3). WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?
4). WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?
5). WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS FOR YOUR BOOK?
6). WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?
7). HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR BOOK?
8). WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?
9). WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
10). WHAT ELSE ABOUT YOUR BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?
KEIKO’S LITERARY PEEPS OF THE WEEK
- Scott Sigler: Scott is another veteran of the horror thriller, podcasting quite a bit of his work just as MYN has. He’s also released a new audiobook anthology via podiobooks. Here is the link: Blood is Red
- Erica Linquist & Aaron Christensen: These two have been releasing high quality science fiction and fantasy stories for several years now serialized and in print format. Erica let me pick her brains in an interview last year which really freaking awesome. *squeals in delight* You can read the interview here.
- Avery K. Tingle: I first made contact with Avery via his action-packed fantasy webserial Universal Warrior a few years back. Since then he’s released quite a bit of fiction. He recently did a self-interview which led to my participation in the Blog Hop. You can read about his newest project here.
- Stephanie Osborn: “Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of
over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.” [quote from her website bio] She brings plenty of technical knowledge to bear when delivering her unique brand of Sci-fi thrillers, also spending her retirement teaching maths and science through a number of mediums which includes podcasting.
- Ewen Cluney: Over a decade ago I started playing the anime RPG Thrash. Being the creator of a game that gathered a huge community of players in its time, Ewen also dabbled in fanfic and his own anime-inspired short fiction. Nowadays, he also acts as a translator for numerous Japanese games into English. Pretty cool stuff! [I am really looking forward to seeing how the 2012 NaNoWriMo book looks after a good polish, Ewen.]