I recently agreed to take part in an interview about an upcoming work in progress. Below are the questions and my responses in regard to Hunter Cell due out in Jan./Feb. 2013.
1. What is the working title of your book? My upcoming book is called Hunter Cell.
2. Where did this idea come from? I was curious about what a future might look like with legal government assassins tossed into our judicial system.
3. What is the genre of your book? It will be sci-fi/thriller.
4. Which actors would you choose to play in its film adaptation? I’m not too sure on this one. I’m not up to snuff on the current actors enough to make a call on this.
5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book? A man framed and sentenced to death must evade legal assassins while trying to prove his own innocence.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented? It will be self-published.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft? It’s still in the works, but I would say that it will take me around two and a half months to complete.
8. What other books would you compare your work to? It has some hints of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in the sense of the film noir motif in certain sections.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this work? I wanted to put a new spin on the whole noir genre. I love Bogie films, and Dick’s sci-fi mysteries.
10. What else about your work might pique a reader’s interest? My concept of legalized government assassins brings into question our constitutional rights and liberties. It shows that there is no such thing as a perfect system or plan. All things must adapt if they are to withstand the test of time.
A sneak peek into the first few chapters is available to those interested. Please just leave a comment with a valid email address to which you want it delivered, and I will be happy to do so. To follow the agents of the Hunter Cell, check out their site at http://www.huntercell.wordpress.com.
Thank you for the opportunity to do this interview.