Today I feature scribe, Anne E. Johnson in her newest book, Green Light Delivery, which hits bookstores today.
Then he gets mugged by a robot.
Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn’t know who his client is, or what he’s carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what’s in his head. Literally. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process.
Green Light Delivery is a fascinating, fresh take on sci-fi that pairs the nonstop action and intrigue of Raymond Chandler’s noir novels with a completely alien setting, spanning worlds and introducing us to creatures with a hundred ears, poisonous bones, or radial symmetry instead of bilateral. It’s full of adventure and humour, and will satisfy anyone looking for a space opera that’s a little out there.
How long did it take you to write Green Light Delivery?
I didn't work on it constantly, since I always have a lot of irons in the fire. But from first word to last and including all the breaks to do other things, it took a little over a year.
What was your inspiration to write this book?
I love science fiction, but often wish it had more humor in it. Green Light Delivery is an attempt to write, not a parody of science fiction, but a tale in that genre that combines elements of more humorous styles, such as pulp fiction. So it's LeGuin meets Chandler, if you will.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book?
I tried to develop distinctive, sympathetic, fun characters whom readers will enjoy following on this adventure.
Do you have a specific genre that you always write in or do you try writing in different genres?
I love trying different genres. In June, my first novel came out at as an ebook from MuseItUp. It's a tween paranormal mystery called Ebenezer's Locker.And then there's my historical tween medieval mystery, Trouble at the Scriptorium, coming out in August as a print book from Royal Fireworks. Recently I had lots of fun writing the first chapter of a tongue-in-cheek murder mystery for adults, but I don't know when I'll ever get a chance to finish it. And I have a complete plot outline for a contemporary sweet romance sitting around on a shelf. I even wrote a zombie short story once, although I expect that to be my only foray into that particular genre.
I'd say science fiction and historical fiction are my favorite genres to write, however.
Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on?
I am always swimming in writing projects at various stages of completion. I've just finished a middle-grade medieval mystery sequel to Trouble at the Scriptorium. And I'm well on my way toward drafting a sequel to Green Light Delivery. I am also involved in a project called Write 1 Sub 1, an open club of writers who goad and inspire each other to write and submit short fiction on a regular basis. I've had about thirty short stories published in a variety of genres, for both adults and children.
http://anneejohnson.blogspot.com/. She tweets as @anneejohnson
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