This one could affect us all.
He asks the question in his latest novel, “Who’s that waking up next to you?”
Chilling thought, Geoff. But now on to my questions:
1. What is the title of your latest book?
ARIA: LEFT LUGGAGE is the title of the first book in my latest and only trilogy.
One message is that buying a new book is still a staple-diet investment and not just for crazies. ARIA is about something so unique no one has done it before: infectious amnesia. It’s fascinating, yet apocalyptic because no one is immune and memory is lost backwards at the rate of a year per week. Message? Yes, you’ll need to keep writing the most crucial message of your life so when you wake up you know the most crucial thing to keep you alive another day! Medicine? Who’s that waking up next to you?
3. Would you rather take your reader to another way of existence than share a message?
The whole point of writing is to give readers a ride, take them away from mundanity or to escape from the madness of reality.
4. Will your novel expand the reader's mind? If so, in what way?
Ironically, while the reader’s mind expands with new concepts, the book’s characters are experiencing their minds contracting with amnesia. Luckily, a few isolate themselves and the reader associates with them to seek survival skills and what many US survivalists call preppers – preparing for the apocalypse.
5. How long have you been writing?
My first story was published 58 years ago in a school magazine. Even while at uni I was editor of the rag mag but studies got in the way, as did full-time teaching for a few decades.
6. How did you learn your craft?
I thought I had writing sussed until every guide I wrote, as an ICT adviser, for other teachers had to be passed through an editor. I grew up very quickly then! Shortly after, I became an acquisition editor for a literary publisher, and a science fiction magazine. I met every kind of punctuation and grammar in the universe. Often they taught me what was possible to enrich reading.
7. Where do your ideas come from?
I cycle up Welsh hills every day. The pumping of my legs oxygenates my brain, bombarding synapses with fresh ideas. Overheard snippets of conversations and being warped make up the rest.
8. Give the reader links to your work.
Infectious amnesia doesn't exist but see what would happen if it did in ARIA
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Paperback Paperback Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/ARIA-Left-Luggage-Volume-1/dp/1905091958/
Paperback UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARIA-Left-Luggage-Geoff-Nelder/dp/1905091958/
Publisher’s website with more details and formats. http://www.ll-publications.com/leftluggage.html
Buy it quick before you run out of memory!
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God preserve my memory for a few more years, Geoff. Thank you for sharing your talent.