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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Author Interview – Richard Stephenson

Tell us a bit about your family. I’ve been married for over sixteen years to the love of my life and best friend.  Our marriage gets stronger every year.  We have a fifteen year old son who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high functioning autism.  My son’s condition became the inspiration for one of the main characters in my debut novel, Collapse.

What is your favorite quality about yourself? My intelligence and problem solving skills.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “Time is a violent torrent; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by an another takes its place.”  Marcus Aurelius

One of the three quotes I have at the beginning of Collapse.  I find this quote sobering in the face of arrogance and conceit.  Empires fall, civilizations crumble, it’s only a matter of time.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? My sixteen-year marriage.

What is your favorite color? Black

What is your favorite food? Steak

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Any beach that looks out onto an ocean

When and why did you begin writing? I’ve always been a sucker for end of the world or survival fiction.  I read anything in the genre I can my hands on.  The problem I had was most of the books I came across had zombies, a killer plague, nuclear war, or some sort of cataclysmic event.  Don’t get me wrong, I totally dig those types of stories.  I could never find a book that was grounded in reality, something that could feasibly happen outside of one horrible tragedy.  I figured I’d give it a try and see if I could write one myself.

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Genre – Dystopian

Rating – R

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