Author Interview Nanovision Tour
I’m interviewing Paul Harry, author of YA science-fiction “Nanovision”. Welcome to my blog, and thanks for answering my questions.
1.)When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I think I knew I wanted to write as a child, but I didn’t get started until college. It probably took me until then to acquire enough life experiences to have something to say.
2) Where did you get the inspiration for the Nanovision?
This is perhaps the easiest question to answer. When you deal Blackjack hour after hour, day after day, you realize people would give anything to know what the next card is. They want to know what the dealer’s hole card is, and even more, they want to know what the next card coming out of the shoe is. If they knew–it would be game over for Las Vegas, but they don’t. So they guess, they count, they analyze, they hope and they pray and most of the time they are wrong. But what if you were given x-ray vision and you could see the next cards coming? What would happen? How would it happen? And that’s how NANOVISION was born–a little idea coupled with a dose of science and fantasy that relates the tale of Daniel–a young man violently wronged, then saved, and in the process given the chance of a lifetime to see justice served.
3) What is your editing process like?
The editing process is difficult and yet quite enjoyable in an odd sort of way. I feel it’s a necessary process required for an author to define his work and make it better. I liken the process to building a house. You start with the foundation, then the walls and roof, but the real heart of the home comes when you paint and furnish the insides–that shows off the select richness and color of the story.
4) Did you set any writing goals for 2014? Did you accomplish them?
Yes, I was able to convert Nanovision from a screenplay into the novel you see now.
5) What are your writing goals for 2015?
To dust off another one of my screenplays and convert it over to a novel.
6) Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
My next story will probably be HAVE GUN / TIME TRAVEL. It’s the story of a bartender who is thrown back in time to the end of the Civil War where he must prevent the South from winning the Civil War.
About The Book
Author: Paul Harry
Genre: YA Science fiction / Fantasy
Daniel Raye was only sixteen when he walked in on a mob hit against his father. Brutally beaten and left for dead, Daniel awakens in a hospital to find himself blind and with no memory of the hit. Placed in the FBI’s witness protection program, Daniel is relocated to Northern California where he’s given residence with a long, lost Aunt who runs a bio-tech firm called NanoBytes. Over time, Daniel rebuilds his life and adapts well to his newfound family, but as fate would have it, comes under the scrutiny of the mob once again–but not before his Aunt finds a cure for his blindness. Using a radical untested procedure incorporating robotic nanites spliced with the DNA from animals and insects, Daniel is injected with a serum that only a mad scientist could create.
Does it work?
Better than anyone imagined.
What would you do with x-ray vision?
As a young boy I cut my teeth on Marvel Comics, Edgar Rice Burrough’s serial novels,(John Carter & Tarzan)and classic movies like “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” I also spent many days reading classic science fiction works by authors such as Asimov, Heinlein, Clark, Silverberg, and Bradbury to name a few.
In school my favorite subjects were English and Theater Arts. It is the combination of all of this that led me into writing, especially screenplays. I love the visual medium of movies and television though too many movies today put special effects ahead of the story. I think the greatest compliment I’ve received about my writing is that people can see the visual images I am creating as I write.
NANOVISION is my latest novel and I think readers will have a lot of fun with it. In writing the novel I used my forty years of experience in the Las Vegas gaming industry as a background for the story. So for those of you who might ask—Are the casino scenes real? The answer is most definitely, Yes!
My other works on Amazon are: THE 5 MOONS OF TIIANA, and THE GARDEN, The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve.