Author Spotlight Saturday ~ Interview with Martin Wilsey

 Please welcome Martin Wilsey to Genuine Jenn today! We talk with Martin about his novel The Broken Cage and so much more! Welcome Martin!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why/what inspired you to write? When did you start writing? 

My first novel, Still Falling, was published in March of 2015. My second novel, The Broken Cage, was released in September 2015. I started writing the book as a way to keep from going stir crazy after a bad injury to my spine. TV and Facebook get real old, real fast when you’re trapped in your recliner. I have been a science fiction lover for as long as I could read. I still read a hundred books a year, and they are mostly Scifi and Fantasy.

I am lucky enough to know a few published authors, and they gave me a lot of great advice. Advice about tools to help me write. Advice about how to power through and get the first draft done. All their advice has served me well.

I also have a lot of support from friends and family.

It’s been fun.

What was your inspiration for ‘The Broken Cage'?

The Broken Cage is Book 2 in the Solstice 31 Saga. I have to say that my inspiration was that I wanted to write the kind of story I love to read. One full of mystery, romance, action adventure and bacon.

What three words would you use to best describe The Broken Cage?

Plans go wrong.

Can you tell us if you’re working on anything else at the moment?

My current project is the final book in the Solstice 31 Saga trilogy, Blood of the Scarecrow. I will release one short story a month related to the Saga, 15 in total. I have also outlined my next two novels.

What was your very first book that you wrote? 

When I was in high school, I wrote a sci-fi novel called, Intergalactic Doldrums. I still have it in a binder somewhere. I need to drag that out! I made several failed attempts in the decades that followed but always got wrapped around the axle in the middle. I will revisit some of them one day.

My first published novel was Still Falling.

Other than your own, what are your favourite books?

I love the classics: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Rendezvous with Rama, Lord of the Rings, Dune, Neuromancer, and too many more to list.

When you are writing to you like to listen to music? What is on your playlist?

The music I listen to while I write varies wildly based on the scene I am writing, mostly classical. It could be O Fortuna, Beethoven’s 5th, Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni many others.

Who is your favorite character in your books? 

My favorite character is named Po. The transformation she makes in the saga is a big one.

Do you ever take characteristics or nuances from close friends or family when working on character development and if so has that friend or family member noticed and what was their response to it?

Yes. I base some characters on real people. I even use their real names if they want me to use it. It’s a fun insider thing!

What’s your favourite treat?

Rice Krispy marshmallow treats!! My wife makes my birthday cakes of them!

What’s your Favourite place to read/write?

I have a favorite recliner in my living room. Good light and very comfy. Great place for my coffee.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would live in a rustic lodge, in a forest, by a fresh water lake. (As long as the Internet access was good!)

About the Author: 

Martin Wilsey is a writer, hunter, photographer, rabble rouser, father, friend, marksman, story teller, frightener of children, carnivore, engineer, fool, philosopher, cook and madman. He and his wife Brenda live in Virginia where, just to keep him off the streets, he works as a research scientist for a government funded think tank.

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Thanks Martin for taking the time to talk with us! 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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