Alice appears in Similar, as the main character, in Deflection as a secondary character, and the main character again in CrossRoads. She is not prominent in Found but Jennifer takes over that role. Alice re-appears again in my latest book, Return There's No Easy Way, soon to be out this month.
What about the handsome Alex Blackhawk? Will we see him again?
Yes, I am thinking of another detective story for him in the future.
Your characters often refers to hot issues such as race, prejudice, sex, slavery, greed, and retribution. Why?
These are issues that bother us as humans but we can't seem to talk about these subjects in mixed company. By making my alien characters a mirror of ourselves, I can refer to these topics. For example, when I see a wrong, let's say, vindictive behavior, then it needs to be brought into the open. It cannot be ignored.
Many new writer's want to know how to have the time to write. What is your writing routine?
First of all, I'm retired and have lots of time on my hands except for my activities with friends; secondly, because I have a hard time falling asleep, I will read or write at that time. The next morning I will re-write my notes onto my computer. Whenever I have a slot of time, I will have my pen and paper or epad at my side.
My last question for this session is, Who is your favorite character?
Like real people, everyone is unique, but I have to say the one that was the easiest and funniest to write was the alien child I called Penda. This is a young alien that accidentally took an unauthorized trip from Mars to the Moon and the gruffy cook on board who managed to hide it. You have to read the scene to appreciate what I wrote.
~ Stay tuned for the last installment of Interviewing with A. Nation ~