Monday, May 8, 2017

Interview & Book Review with Author Stephen Perkins

Please Welcome Author Stephen Perkins




Q1. Tell us something interesting about yourself.


Stephen Perkins is not only a novelist, but a free thinker, song writer, blogger, and adventurer. His debut novel, Raging Falcon, demonstrates that even in small towns like Danvers, Massachusetts, where nothing significant seems to happen, indeed, anything is possible.


Q2. What does “being creative” mean to you?


Creativity is the ability to see truth with the heart, and the confidence to tell the world about it. The writing of fiction is merely a veil through which can be gleaned insights about the true nature of the world we live in.


Q3. What are your greatest sources of inspiration?


My inspiration for writing comes from many diverse sources, mostly, from pure observation of the surrounding world. Generally, I find in every person one happens to become acquainted, there is a story waiting to be told. As a writer, one can find inspiration in anything. The inspiration one needs to create is all around us. This is the prevailing philosophy and approach to creative writing keeps the stigma of ‘writers block’ completely at bay.


Q4. Do you have any current or future projects?


In terms of future projects, I have just completed the first draft for my fourth upcoming novel under the working title ‘Sleeping in the Fire’. This story, when finished, is sure to be a thrilling, entertaining, and thought provoking cocktail of a variety of elements. Without revealing any of those dreaded spoilers, it can best be described as a deft combination of science fiction, professional sports, and government conspiracy, with elements of organized crime thrown in for good measure. Essentially, the new work could be viewed thus: ‘Blade Runner’ meets ‘Any Given Sunday’ with a dash of ‘The Godfather’!


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Book Blurb: 


THE PAST IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS...
AND, IN THIS NEW WORLD, THE SUN HAD SET FOREVER! 
One man-sorcerer disguised as solder-will forever altar American history with BLACK MAGIC!
In the 21st century wars are won in the mind rather than on battlefields. Major Stacey Truman Keogh, a specialist in psychological operations, is both ambitious and evil, a terrorist with esoteric magical powers disguised in military uniform, willing to sacrifice anything-his family, his only son, even the operatives under his command-to not only script American history, but to gain proxy control of the US government. In the end, will he use his magical powers in the service of good, to gain some measure of redemption-can a miracle save the only son he ruthlessly betrayed, so long ago?
 

Editorial Review by: Raging Falcon 3 stars

First I want to say this is not my usual genre so at times it was hard for me to wrap my head around and really enjoy the plot, with that being said I do believe Stephen is a talented writer that has this unique written voice that can grasp his readers attention (if this is their genre), and the characters were will built. I give authors, like Stephen big kudos for the creativity and imagination when I come across to books like this one.