Hello, my Lovelies! How was your weekend? Today we are going to look the interview I had with PD Alleva. PD is a scifi author of ‘The Rose’. PD also is having a contest and giveaway. I will have the link below.
1. Tells us a bit about your books.
I have six book published at this time, across multiple genres including psych thriller (Indifference), metaphysical family saga (A Billion Tiny Moments in Time), and paranormal dark fiction (Twisted Tales of Deceit, and Presenting the Marriage of Kelli Anne and Gerri Denemer). My six published book is The Rose Vol. 1, a dystopian science fiction thriller and the first book in a series of seven novels. The Rose begins immediately after the end of World War 3 and features a species of alien vampires living in hollow earth who are attempting to subjugate the human race.
2. What has been the best part of creating your books world? The dystopian world in the Rose takes into account bending of the laws of physics (the rose being a meditative practice used by alchemists that when mastered allows the recipient to manipulate chemical structures within atoms in their ethereal sphere), which is always fun to play with. This aspect in the story follows some personal theories I enjoy indulging in as it relates to alternate realities and the unharnessed power of the human mind. I also enjoyed creating an America in ruins after World War 3. Now that I have started writing The Rose Vol. 2 I’ve been developing Drac City (Drac is the correct word for Alien Vampires, their city is in hollow earth), and having a great deal of fun researching Nikola Tesla and his many theories on infrastructure.
a. The worst? Not the worst but definitely the most tedious world building in The Rose was the multiple ancient alien theories within The Rose. We ancient alien theorists are rather fanatical about our theories, and with that in mind, my goal was to present the theories throughout the story in a clean and respectful style.
3. What advice would you give a new fantasy writer like myself? Read fantasy, but don’t just read fantasy, study the writing style of the greats and the not so great. There’s a formula inside every success and every haphazard attempt, find it and perfect it. That goes for writers of every genre.
4. What piece of literature has had the most influence on you? Why? I’m a student of literature, so there’s been a plethora of influence, but the book I always return to is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I first read this classic in my tenth grade English class and I was hooked from the beginning. The story covers all the main literary themes: man v man, man v himself, man v nature, and man v god, an absolutely exceptional novel, filled with terror that cuts straight to the human heart.
5. Besides writing, what else do you enjoy doing? Reading, movies, music, meditation, and family time. My wife and I also have a private therapy practice specializing in treating trauma/PTSD. We utilize dynamic interventions like hypnosis and neuro linguistic programming with stellar success.
6. How to you balance between writing and spending time with your family? Conscious efforts through proper planning. I set up my weekly schedule to include a fair balance of what is important and where I want my focus to be. Balance is something that requires focus, awareness, and consistency with a daily regimen. I tend to engage in behaviors and events that manifest in one or more of the following: calm, confidence, joy, love, grace, and gratitude.
7. Tell us about the projects you have in the works? I have a few projects stirring. The Rose is the first in a planned series of seven books over three interconnected series. So, I’ll be knee deep in alien lore, theories, and conspiracies for a long while. But I’m also writing horror thriller novels. I have two I’m working on currently, the first is my editing in progress, Golem, which takes place in the late 1940’s, early 1950’s New York City and chronicles the desperate act of a high society socialite and sculptor who incarnates a demon into her statue (Golem) who wreaks havoc on every aspect of New York’s infrastructure with the help of possessed orphans in an attempt for supreme power and control over the human race. I also finished writing a second horror thriller, Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect. Carnivals, Cannibals, and Clowns! Oh My.
8. Can you tell us about your writing process? Wake up around 5AM, roll out of bed, drink a cup of coffee while listening to mood music (this could be anything from Led Zeppelin to Pearl Jam to Janis Joplin, jazz, classical, or mediation, all depending on my waking mood or the scene I’m about to write that day), then I read over what I wrote yesterday, write a few sentences to get the feel of the current chapter, take a twenty minute break to think through the scene and when that’s done, I let my fingertips do the talking and away we go!
9. If you couldn’t write books what would you want to do? Fly to outer space and try to get away from human beings.
10. Is there anything else you would like us to know that I haven’t asked about? Yes, I would love to take this opportunity to tell your readers about a Contest and Giveaway I recently launched on January 1st 2021. Open to US and International readers with over $1k in prizes including multiple grand prizes, a $300 Amazon gift card, a new Kindle Paperwhite, and contests for the best of the best. The promo is associated with The Rose Vol. 1 and has over twenty ways to enter. Go to my website or social media to find out more, link to the giveaway is below. I also wanted to say thank you for the interview and for supporting indie authors.
There you go. What an interesting interview. Thank you gain PD Alleva for taking time out to interview me. If you would like to learn more about either PD or his work, here are his social media links.
The Rose Vol.1 Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Vol-Dystopian-Science-Thriller-ebook/dp/B089JTPJ8G/