Greetings, Kenneth! You have very interesting answers to your interview questions, not the least of which, by any means, is your publishing history. Welcome to the Chateau.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a multifaceted creative person whose mind is always working. I am a web designer by trade, a writer, play guitar, drums, and sing. I am also working on an Andriod app and an epic RPG in Unity3d.
NOW FOR SOME QUESTIONS
What is your favorite book? Don’t really have a favorite book, but really enjoy the collected works of CS Lewis.
What is your favorite movie?
For me, it’s a toss up between Back to the Future and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
What is your greatest temptation:
In women: I’m very happy with my wife.
In food: I do have a sweet tooth.
In clothes: To want what I don’t have money for.
What is your greatest weakness (example: Mine is cars)?
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be?
Right now, I really want an Avalon. If I can have anything, I’d want a Tesla.
Your dream home – mountains or ocean?
ABOUT YOUR NEW NOVEL
What inspired you to become a writer? To write this book?
I find inspiration in the most unlikely places. I had always been a storyteller but I didn’t realize it. Mostly I told stories through making adventure games with Adventure Construction Set on my old Commodore 64. I took creative writing in college and started writing on Sunday afternoons. After a failed attempt at a book, I didn’t write for a long time. Then I saw a show that really inspired me to write again. The result was my first novel.
Dark City was inspired by a short article talking about the darkness of people’s hearts and how that might be viewed by an Artificial Intelligence.
Do you have a daily writing routine? Please share.
Get up, have breakfast, get ready for the day. Do some Facebooking, check email, then write until lunchtime. After lunch write until its time to get dinner started or the creative juices wane.
Tell us about your hero.
In Dark City, his name is Jeremiah Xidorn. He is a mobile tech working for a smart house tech company. He quickly discovers that everything he thought was real for the past six months was only a simulation and he was being tested by a group of Sentient AI called the Builders.
Is there a heroine in your novel? Tell us about her.
Not in this one.
What do you have out now? I have Harmonic Differential, Cadre of Vampires, and now Dark City.
What else do you have planned, writing-wise?
I’ve written a fourth entitled In My Blood; there is a plague on an alien world and emissaries have been sent out to find the Chosen One. They find him on Earth in Thomas Anderson. He is whisked away to the Whirlpool Galaxy where he must find a cure to scourge. The cure is found in his own blood, but he must decide if he will sacrifice himself to a people not his own, and a planet that is not his.
I’ve nearly finished with a rough draft for Dinus Sonus. A newspaper reporter goes out early in the morning and hears all the children on the block vomiting all at the same time. He must find out the cause. The answer and the cause both come from another universe.
Also I’ve started a yet-to-be-titled work about a young man taken from his bed and signed into a covert space Marine program for 20 years. He is then returned back in time to when he was taken.
Web Site: http://kennethgordonnovelist.com/
Publisher’s website: http://www.classactbooks.com/index.php/our-authors/manufacturers/kenneth-gordon
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Dark City Excerpt:
“I’ve been promoted. I am now in my boss’ position.” Joe flailed his arms with glee.
“That’s great. Congratulations!” they all said in unison.
“I don’t know. He just left. An appointment I guess,” Sarah responded.
“The ’droids are settin’ things up, so I’ll stay out of their hair for a bit.” Jeremiah spun around as if to show off to his friends. . Something was off, but he couldn’t pin it down. Joe had disappeared, and no one seemed to know where he went.
“I’ll find him,” he told himself and bolted for his new office.
The androids had done their work quicker than expected, and Jeremiah’s office was quiet when he got there. He had to use the scanner to get in. Immediately, he was taken aback. On his desk were pictures of his family that he didn’t put there. Setting that thought aside for the moment, he jacked into the phone system and sent the sequence to dial.
He called Joe’s office. No answer. A moment later, he called the central office to see if Joe could be located.
The automated attendant replied, “We are sorry, that person is no longer employed at this company.”
A sense of panic raised the hair on the back of his neck. Immediately, he ran with every ounce of strength to his friend’s office. It was empty. No trace that Joe worked there or had ever worked there was found. It was swept clean.
“Maybe I went to the wrong place,” he thought. “All these offices look the same.”
To his own chagrin, he knew too well the location of his friend’s office. The paranoia built to a steady state when, upon finding his other compatriots, they had no knowledge
that Joe had ever been part of their group. Jeremiah’s heart sank. He even checked the payroll office and no trace of his friend could be found.
“I think I’ll go home. I’m not feeling well,” he said out loud.
The security desk saw him approach. “We’re sorry you aren’t feeling well. Go home.”
Even in his emotional state, he couldn’t detect any emotion coming from the people behind the desk. It was as if they had been replaced by replicants. “Yeah, thanks. I will.”
Jeremiah made his way to a CAB, slid in and told it where to go. He was going over to Joe’s house. The place where he lived was no longer a single family dwelling, but a high rise multi-unit condo style building. There was no trace that Joe ever existed.
Jeremiah checked the street sign to make sure the CAB didn’t take him to the wrong place.
There was no mistake. Joe had been intentionally erased.