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Monday, August 19, 2013

Author Interview – Sherrie Cronin

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Do you plan to publish more books? Oh absolutely. The two genres I love to read are speculative fiction and crime. When I finish this collection of six books, I hope to try my hand at mystery novels, and also to write some harder science fiction aimed at young women.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time… I’m lucky to have a first profession that pays relatively well and that I enjoy. I’m a geophysicist working in oil exploration, and occasionally information from my “real job” finds its way into my stories.

What other jobs have you had in your life? Besides writing and having a career as a geophysicist, I did a lot of waitressing both times that I was in college. It’s a great way to learn about people, and to hone your organization skills. I also worked for a couple of years as a technical editor for a research institute.  I had no idea how useful that would be later in life for first pass editing of my own books.

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Astrophysics. That’s what I wanted to study so badly when I was in high school, and then I wanted to join the crew of the Starship Enterprise. My parents told me to find a realistic goal.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? New Zealand. I spent about a week there a few years ago and decided that it was the most beautiful place on earth. There are three good reasons I don’t live there. One, my real job is in Texas. Two, New Zealand is understandably picky about who gets to come live in their country. And three, there would be this daunting fifteen-plus hour flight between me and everyone else I love.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Laptop on a rocker or really comfortable chair. I recently traded my old laptop in for an ultralight and it was a great decision. I spend so much time with that device on my lap that a few pounds less weight and double the battery life have made writing noticeably easier.

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Alex once walked away from a rare ability to warp time, thinking it was only a young man’s trick to play basketball better. Now, as a father and teacher, he needs to relearn the skill quickly before the past begins to destroy his own future.

To protect his daughter and his most promising student, he must stop the school at which he teaches from turning the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy. He wants desperately to use his unique gifts to help an old high school friend solve an ancient Maya mystery that offers a rare chance to bridge the past and the future. Both are possible, but only if Alex can learn to control his temporal talents before he runs out of time.

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Genre - Speculative Fiction

Rating – PG

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Website http://zsquaredblog.org/

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