Friday, June 12, 2009
**INTERVIEW with GARY STARTA**
It is an honor to interview multipublished author Gary Starta! Author of: "BLOOD WEB" Subtitle: "A Caitlin Diggs Novel" Genre: Science Fiction http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Web-Gary-Starta/dp/0979130484/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244828331&sr=8-1 http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/garystartaeBooks.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrKKfoKYy3g www.myspace.com/gstarta http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php? INTERVIEW Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer? Gary: I went to UMASS where I studied journalism/english, and became a reporter for a few years. So, I always wrote. But I didn't think I would do fiction until about five years ago. I guess I finally took the plunge after a lifelong science fiction fan. Geri: Did a special person inspire you to write? Gary: I would say Isaac Asomov first inspired me to write my first novel about androids. Geri: What type of books do you enjoy writing? Gary: Science fiction, mystery/crime, fantasy. Actually, cross genres are great. I tend to write novels that way. I believe a good novel contains suspense, mystery, romance, action and intrigue. Geri: Are your characters created from people you've known in real life? Gary: No, I have not done that yet. I seem to seperate my brain fantasies from reality. Geri: How many books have you written? Gary: Eight books, three are still to be placed. Geri: Do you have any current work in progress? Gary: I have several. One is to be the third Caitlin Diggs series. Diggs is first introduced in "BLOOD WEB." Geri: As a child, did you have any favorite books? Gary: I probably wasn't considered a child when I first read Tolkien, but the Lord of the Rings blew me away. Geri: Who is your favorite author? Gary: That's difficult, but I'll pick Dean Koontz. Geri: How did you feel at your first book-signing? Gary: I am still working up to that achievement. Geri: We begin with a manuscript, and end in promotions. What was your most difficult task? Gary: I really feel promotions is more difficult. You have less control. I can totally control my characters, my story lines in the manuscript. You can never predict how potential readers might react, or what they want. However, I feel I have always written for the reader, or the science fiction fan. I would rather be unconventional and disregard formula if I feel my storytelling would be more satisfying for the audience. Geri: Thank you kindly for your time! Gary: You're welcome!