Good morning, everyone. I’m doing a total of three posts on WiSpY this month. Today Rob has stopped by to answer a few questions for us! Don’t forget to check out Rob’s earlier Excerpt or to come back for his Interview later this month!
Author: Rob Andrews
Publisher: Dam Good Publishing
Release: December 10th 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Sci-fi, Y/A
Source: Enchanting Book Tours
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A young blogger has the ultimate on-line encounter; a spirit partner who introduces him to a world he must master to save his own. A ghost in the machine?
Adam is a 19 year old blogger who lives in his mother’s basement and who is dealing with a critically ill friend. A simple reply to a blog fan e-mail begins a relationship with Pretoria, a beautiful and mysterious young woman. Pretoria guides him into ‘the Realm’, a spirit world where he discovers he is a powerful force for the protection and survival of human kind. As Pretoria reintroduces Adam to the Realm and his place in it, he realizes that she is not only trying to reclaim him for the sake of humanity, but also for the spirit world and herself. Facing a powerful evil , Adam re-engages with the Realm in order to save his friend and the human world while re-discovering why he had tried to escape it in the first place. As a battle within the Realm reaches its climax, Adam must finally choose between his human and his spirit form, or lose both.
Guest Post Title
Ah, the Guest Post
Free will, they said.
Unlimited choice, they said.
By Wednesday, they said!
The guest post is a writing challenge all unto itself. When we start, you don’t know me and I don’t know you. I have a small scrap of screen to make you rethink this relationship …
Who is this guy?
What is he about?
Do I even care?
I think this is my penance.
You see, I wrote a book about a blogger. You have read the excerpt no doubt, so you have seen the prophetic words of best friend Tony as he warns our Adam about the dangers of blogging …
““Man, you have to say something every day,” he’d said, “and I mean something people want to hear. Otherwise you’re wasting everyone’s time and no one will read you. I don’t think you can handle the pressure bro’.”
I can handle it, Tony – stop bugging me.
Who is this guy?
I am an author and that’s why we’re both here on this page at the same time. Oh sure, I was here before you were, but for right now, it’s just you and me … we’re both here and I only get to exist for as long as you keep reading this little track I made through time …my little trail of bread crumbs that marks my passage through this page, and for now, your thoughts and memories…your time.
Who is this guy? Well, aside from that, as Sir Robin said to the three-headed knight, “Uh, no one really, just passing through …” Hoping you enjoyed the Holy Grail, one of my three most favorite movies.
What am I about?
Well that was an unfair question, I can’t believe I posed it of myself right here in public like that. Oh well, I’m stuck now, so I’d better answer me. The bits of me that will interest you most are about writing … and specifically for our purposes, about paranormal writing. I wrote a paranormal romance that a cool company called Dam Good Books felt was worth having other people read. It’s possibly something a bit different as paranormal stories go… maybe even something you haven’t seen before. The characters and I have created something different in WiSpY. It’s a story that goes about connecting the dots in a different sort of way; exploring the possibilities of what might have been and might still be. WiSpY doesn’t take itself too seriously, but the story will draw you in and let you watch the characters dancing their way through a wild few weeks of an existence you could only imagine.
Do you even care?
Well, I am not the boss of you, so I can’t say for sure, but if If you read the excerpt that Aine posted, then maybe you do? If you’re still with me all the way down to here on our shared little scrap of screen, maybe you really do. Of course, there’s only one way to find out if you care enough about the story and its author to proceed any further. The story and the characters are out there waiting for you to start the music and strap yourself in for the ride. Enjoy yourself
I am a Canadian writer who has been creating stories and alternate realities since I was old enough to hold a pencil. My brother and I wrote illustrated pirate books, rocket and helicopter manuals and expansive world based adventures even as children. My first full length novel was penned with a classmate in my eighth grade English class as a special project! I would like to think that my writing has improved dramatically since those days and now at nearly the half century mark of this remarkable journey of life, I have had my first novel published. So what about me? Well, I have three kids and two cats currently; I work in the field of Education and wanted to try the challenge of writing young adult fiction after working through so much of it with my two daughters and my son. Writing is a fabulous activity, a magical journey where the story and character ideas often take on a life of their own as they dance together. I have other full length manuscripts completed but for now, they stay safely in the vault for my retirement! I love reading any good fiction writing with a compelling plot.