Genre: Metaphysical, Science Fiction, and Literary Fiction
Date of Publication: June, 2015
Its Back To The Future meets Doctor Who in this NEW epic Science Fiction Saga by A.R. Rivera!
Gerry Springer is going to be dead in three weeks. He knows exactly when and where–he’s trying to manipulate the ‘how’.
How to plan every detail of his demise to ensure that Daemon, his nemesis whose acting as Gerry’s personal Angel of Death, doesn’t close-in on his grown son too early. His boy, ‘G’, will need time to understand what has happened and why, time to make the choice Gerry hopes he will make. The one choice that might change everything.
‘G’, a 30-something slacker, was named after his father, Gerry Springer. Can you believe it? Who would name their kid Gerry Springer in this day and age? Well, G hates his name for obvious reasons. Less obvious are the reasons he hates his life.
When G is involved in a bus accident with a quasi-dangerous stranger and wakes up in 1996, he’s sure he’s gone bonkers. But then he decides … maybe not. And if not, then why shouldn’t he try to change his crappy future? The only way G knows to do that is by preventing a horrible tragedy he witnessed as a teenager.
The calamity that befell his family became the catalyst for most of what went wrong throughout his life and if he could stop it … his dad might never start drinking which means he wouldn’t lose his job and the family wouldn’t lose their house. G’s mom would never have that nervous breakdown and leave. His little sister could grow up.
It seems like a solid plan, but life back in good ‘ole predictable 1996 is not exactly as G remembers. Was his dads nose always so big? Was his distant mother ever really that attentive or happy? G is doubting everything he sees as his plans to alter the future unravel.
When the strange man that G recognizes from the bus accident suddenly shows up and helps him out of a jam, G is sure he’s found a new ally, but then he’s never been a very good judge of character.
First I want to thank A.R Rivera for doing the interview with me. Read the interview below and found how intriguing she can be.
1. What is your writing process?
My writing process varies, but most of my story ideas start with the ending. I usually know the finale before I start chapter one. It’s paid off so far, too, as most readers tell me that they don’t expect what they find at the ending of my books.
2. Who are your largest author influences?
Well, I read a lot of books by many different types of authors, but I have to say most of my influence for the Threestone Trilogy has come from Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and J.J Abrams (I love his work!)
3. What is your favorite book?
“Favorite” is one of those things that changes on a weekly basis with me. This week my favorite book is “Time Travel In Einstein’s Universe by J. Richard Gott.
4. What genre do you write?
INERTIA is my first Science Fiction novel. My other books have all been Women’s Fiction with lots of tragedy, romance, and suspense!
5. What is your most recent book INERTIA about?
INERTIA is about G, a regular guy who has a habit of making impetuous decisions that get him into more trouble than he can handle. One of the things he doesn’t handle very well is travelling through time to 1996, and finding himself as a weirdo 16 year-old.
6. What are your favorite characters in INERTIA and Why?
I really love Elijah. He is introduced late in the book and doesn’t play a major role in this one, but what he does is SO important to the main character, G and the overall plot of the trilogy. Honestly, G wouldn’t get anything done if it wasn’t for Elijah.
I also really like G’s girlfriend, Abi. Many readers had trouble with the way G treats her, but they don’t need to worry. Abi’s a strong woman and she’ll prove it in the sequel!
7. Is there a message behind INERTIA?
Absolutely! The message in this book is, “don’t ever forget where you came from. But don’t let where you came from keep you from getting to where you need to be.”
8. How many books do you read a year?
I’ve never counted! If I had to guess, I’d say between 75 and 100.
9. What is the last book you read?
Third Eye PI, by Ravenna Young. It was spooky and funny, and overall great!
10. What is the hardest part in writing INERTIA?
I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say the chapters titled Lamentations and After. Oh! And making sure that this book didn’t end on a huge cliffhanger. That was tough!
11. How long did it take for you to write INERTIA?
YEARS!! I first began writing INERTIA in 2009. I drafted the first book, most of FORCE (the second), and the big finale ending in REACTION (book three). And trust me, it’s going to be epic!!!
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