Friday, June 12, 2009


It is an honor to interview multipublished author Gary Starta! Author of: "BLOOD WEB" Subtitle: "A Caitlin Diggs Novel" Genre: Science Fiction ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244828331&sr=8-1 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!


David Scholes said...

A very interesting interview.

I was particularly interested in the cross genre approach and also the early inspiration provided by Isaac Asimov.

Wishing Gary every success, including with those three books yet to be placed.


Author Geri Ahearn said...

Hello David,
Thank you very much for
visiting & commenting! Yes! Gary
is very Talented indeed, and it's
also a pleasure to work with him.