Author of Epsilon, A.R.
Questions: R. Murry
I am an Acting major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I love creating. Whether that means a character I'm creating with acting, a universe I'm creating with writing, or just simple beat-boxing to create a beat. I've learned not to keep those ideas trapped in my mind for many reasons, the most embarrassing being that I have short term memory...
Do you remember the first story you wrote?
I count my poetry as short stories told in an emotional medium, therefore I think the first story I wrote of any significance was a sonnet when I was thirteen.
Were you inspired by someone or something?
I started writing poetry because I needed to read a lot of Shakespeare's sonnets in high school. The poetry evolved into short stories and the short stories evolved into novels. I've been writing ever since in as many different ways as possible.
What do you like about writing a story?
The fact is that you create an entire universe. Written stories are my thoughts and visions translated onto paper. Other people then share in that experience when they read it. It's an amazing thing that these worlds I created that were once trapped in my brain, now flourish in others.
Can you tell us about your book?
Epsilon A.R., at its core, is a story of those who have been oppressed finally rising up and fighting back and what sacrifices are necessary for victory. When the general population now accepts a “perfect” society run by a powerful and secretive government, it takes the strength of a rebellion and the heart of one man to bring it down.
What genre best fits for the book?
In Science Fiction you can dig so deep into the universe and all of its mysteries. I've had the tendency to call it Detective Science Fiction.
Are you working on something new at the moment?
I just finished a short screenplay entitled Seamless and a one-act play entitled A Fork in the Road. Both are hopefully getting produced soon. The project I'm working on now is my next novel! I’m about a third of the way through now.
Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Perseverance in everything you do, from the first idea in your head to the moment you hand out that first printed copy. Nothing is easy and especially for us authors, the time and dedication it takes to get through every obstacle is draining, but keep with it. If you push through it all you will eventually get through and look back with a smile.
Where can people go to read your work?
Most major bookstores like Barnes & Noble. You can also find it online at various websites like Amazon. It is available as an e-Book on both Kindle and Nook.