Rachel Thompson

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Author Interview – Ernest Dempsey @ErnDempsey

Can you share a little of your current work with us? The Dream Rider is an up-tempo Science Fiction Novel about a boy who travels to another world in his dreams, and saves an entire planet from an evil emperor. Is it real or just a dream? You decide.

How did you come up with the title? Honestly, it was the first thing that came to my head so I stuck with it because it sounded cool and went right along with the content.

Can you tell us about your main character? Finn McClaren is an average college student. He comes from an Irish American dad and a Mexican American mom. He is mediocre at everything in life and, while he hates being so average, he also finds security in his non-dramatic life.

How did you develop your plot and characters? I wrote the thing twice, got to about halfway done and threw it away. Twice. That was like 80,000 words I totally scrapped. I started over because I didn’t like where the story was going and the flow. I guess I just saw the plot in my head, and the characters too. They are based on people I’ve seen in life.

Who designed the cover? Greg DeCicco. With oil paints. He’s ridiculously talented.

Who is your publisher? Enclave Publishing.

Why did you choose to write this particular book? Seemed like a fun concept and people need something other than vampire and zombie books to read.

What was the hardest part about writing this book? Getting the end right.

Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it? Lucid dreaming might be a real thing.

How do you promote this book? I do very little promotion. I promote my blog, and therein, the book. But I rarely tell people to buy anything. I did a little bit with my subscribers and Facebook followers but other than that, not much promo.

Will you write others in this same genre? Yep. Sequel to this one is coming around the holidays.


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Genre –  Science Fiction

Rating – PG13

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Website http://ernestdempsey.net/


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