Friday, November 22, 2013

Author Interview - Sandy Nathan @sandyonathan

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Tell us about your family.

I have a husband and three grown children. My husband is totally cool, and very good looking, especially for someone almost seventy-two years old. We’ve been together thirty-eight years and love each other dearly. My son is in his forties. He’s a trained chef, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. He’s worked at a number of top restaurants. He and his wife have two wonderful children, my grandkids. My daughters are in their thirties. Both are artists and have had their work in various shows and galleries. One of my daughters has an MA in psychology and is working her way through the 3,000 hours of supervised counseling she has to complete to get her Marriage and Family Therapist license. The other daughter is a photographer and does web work, in addition to painting.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

At a desk with a big ol’ Mac OS X desk model with a gigantic screen.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?

Diana Gabaldon’s life/career looks pretty good. She’s the author of the Outlander Series and its spin offs. Millions of books her books have sold all over the world. Fans pant for new books, waiting years. A top quality TV series being made of her work to be aired in 2014. She’s loved and applauded all over the planet. That looks pretty good to me.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…

My husband and I are retired. We still work plenty, but it’s on family business stuff. One of the glorious things about being old and having had a pretty successful life is that you can do what you want when you get old. I write, a terribly difficult retirement occupation, but it’s what I want to do. Do I want to make money at it? Of course. Who wants to work for nothing?

Can we expect any more books from you in the future?

Oh, yes. I’ve got ten drafts of books in my hard drive now. Of course, they require complete rewrites. Most of them I wrote in my post-1995 outpouring of words. I’m a much better writer now, but those old plots clean up very well.


Tomorrow morning at 7:35 AM, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet’s death.

Welcome to a future world only heartbeats from our own.

By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has lead to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.

It’s New York City on the eve of nuclear Armageddon.

Join Eliana & Jeremy as they begin a quest to save two doomed planets . . . and find each other.

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When the earth blows up at the end of The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy (Earth’s End 1) that was it, right? The characters go off in all directions, nevermore to be seen.

Not exactly. In Lady Grace, a few survivors of the nuclear holocaust make their way back to Piermont Manor, Jeremy Edgarton’s ancestral estate. The radiation is gone and it’s finally safe to go home.

What awaits them makes their worst dreams look like Bollywood frolics. Right away, they find out that evolution can work for evil as well as good. Going home requires a battle more deadly than any they’ve fought.

The returning characters appear from everywhere, in ways you’d never believe. Some of them you’ve met before; some are new to Tales from Earth’s End.

Bud Creeman and Wesley Silverhorse, characters from author Sandy Nathan’s novel, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money, drop in from the year 2015, thousands of years before the time of Lady Grace. Bud and Wes provide needed Native American skills and spiritual power.

Shining through it all is Lady Grace, a phoenix rising from the devastation of her civilization, unrecognizable as the person she once was.

It was a new world, but was it one that permitted love?

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HE KNEW HER WORK WAS MURDER Sam Baahuhd has been the village headman for twenty-two years. Like all the headmen in surrounding villages, he has powers. But Sam’s powers are greater than any headman’s, anywhere, ever. He controls others with his speech and heals with a touch. Even with what he can do, Sam has survived only because he’s kept his fellow villagers from murdering him. They’re a gang of thugs who spend most of their time drunk or stoned. Sam and the villagers live on Veronica Edgarton’s estate. Or they do until nuclear Armageddon forces them into a huge underground bomb shelter. When Sam carries a naked stranger into the shelter, he knows what she did before the war. Her work was murder–murdering people.

She tortured people until they broke, or died. She was a federal agent in a police state. Nuclear radiation traps Sam and Emily and the rest of the village’s residents in an echoing cement cavern three hundred feet beneath the earth’s surface. There is no escape from the underground. Not for them. Or their children, or their children’s children . . . Sam has no idea Emily will ignite his heart and change his world. The lovely outsider carries deadly secrets. Only Sam with his village headman’s power can heal her. Only Emily can make Sam the man he was meant to be. Passion explodes between them. Passion that brings joy and pain, ecstasy and remorse. Passion that can kill. Join Sam & Emily for a legendary love story you’ll never forget.

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Genre – Metaphysical Science Fiction

Rating – R

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