"Moments before his execution, Huan is given a clear choice: infiltrate the Global Resistance—or die, and never see his children again. " Author James Garmisch's thrilling series: History's Prisoner - Book One is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It's a poetic tale of justice and courage, written for those who crave action. This dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction story is an adventure ride that will take you through one man's journey to save himself as well as his family.
Find out more about the author in his interview below:
How long have you been writing?
Like most writers, I imagine, I have always had stories in my head. I wrote my first stories in about 7-8th grade, never had any thing published or even gave it much thought. Within the last 5 years however, I have really been bitten by the bug, so to speak and just started working on novels. The self publish phenomenon has been great for those of us who just want to write without the stress of dealing with some 'person somewhere' who decides if we should write or not. I will write even if no one reads any of it... which is a good possibility. .
What is your most recent literary/artistic project?
History's Prisoners : Invasion (book 1 of ??) is my current obsession and first sci-fi work. My last book was a spy/ adventure novel--- shameless plug Silver Lead and Dead.
The ideas for History's Prisoners came about after observing the insanity happening around us. I love history-- especially ancient Rome. I sort of visualized and created a future world where Rome was very much alive... with bizarre political, social and spiritual issues. Controlled chaos--- oblivious sheep and power hungry rulers-- and of course a resistance. History's Prisoners will most likely end up being several books. I like epic stories with twists, believable characters and big picture consequences.
What inspires you to write?
The voices in my head.
Who’s your favorite author and why? Too many to name... I love the classics from the Russian, English and American greats. I like contemporary. I like all of the old school sci-fi greats like: Asimov, Mcaffry, RR Martian, Moorcock. I love the societal pieces like: Clock Work Orange, 1984, Brave New World and on and on (Animal Farm). I love historical fiction and non-fiction,. Everyone needs to read Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome. Rome is 'Murica..... Richard Evan's Coming of the Third Reich series.. if that doesn't terrify you and lets you see what is repeating before our eyes then.. well, I can't help you. I'm also interested in books on guns and gardening.
What advice can you give to other authors or writers?
Just shut up and write. Chances are no one will read your stuff. Don't try to be popular and write the erotic-unicorn- zombie- teenage romance, unless that's your thing. Have fun. Don't quit a day job.
Where can readers go to find out more information about your work?
Wow so glad you asked, I just happen to have a website:
Anyone that's a regular on your blog is clearly cool, so I will give any one who emails me a free copy of any one of my two books.
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