Pageonelit.com: "Where did you grow
up and was reading and writing a part of your life? Who were
your earliest influences and why?"
Weslynn McCallister: I was raised in
Roswell, New Mexico and was a young child when the UFO crash
occurred. That, in itself, was enough to trigger my fascination
with the stars and the possibility of life on other planets.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved telling stories,
writing and reading. My mother was one of my earliest influences
for she told the most fantastic stories, acted them out and changed
costumes for the most dramatic scenes.
Pageonelit.com: "Why do you write?"
Weslynn McCallister: I write because
I am compelled to. Because I love to. I'm always wondering what
is behind the faces I meet. What is their story? What do they
want most in life? Everyone has a story
sometimes wonderful, but usually, nothing one would expect.
Pageonelit.com: "Tell us about Prophecy
of the Ancients and the follow up The Sorcerer's Android. What
is it you like about writing Sience fiction?"
Weslynn McCallister: "Prophecy of
The Ancients" is a story of romance, science fiction, fantasy
and adventure. It is about Prince Karo and Jenna, a couple from
different planets who have a wonderful destiny to share. The
future of their relationship is threatened by the most dangerous
sorcerer in the galaxy for Drona falls head over heels in love
with Jenna the first time he sees her at the galaxy's infamous
casino. Threatening to destroy both Jenna and the planet of Aime
if he cannot have her, an ancient prophecy soon threatens to
"The Sorcerer's Android", sequel to
"The Prophecy of The Ancients," continues the adventure
with the opening scene of Drona being cast into the future by
his irate mistress. There, he finds his greatest foe, Vincent
11, the most dangerous occultist the galaxy has ever known. It
is only when enemies become allies that the possibility of preventing
the war of 2112 becomes possible. Science Fiction is fascinating!
It is a world of adventure beyond anything we have only known,
can only imagine. Since I was ten years old, I have dreamed of
traveling to our far distant planets.
Pageonelit.com: At book signings, what do
readers say to you about their interpretations of your books?
Weslynn McCallister: When I am at book
signings, my readers want to know if I am planning a sequel.
My novels are short and most people read them in one night. They
enjoy them, love Karo and Jenna, but think my Sorcerer, Drona,
is quite terrible. He is actually one of my favorite characters
though I enjoyed creating them all.
Pageonelit.com: "What general advice
do you have for writers who just completed their first novel?
What do they do now?"
Weslynn McCallister: When a writer has
completed his first novel, I advise setting it aside for a month,
then re-reading it. If he believes it is perfect, then have it
critiqued and edited at least once. If you are still satisfied
with your work and do not have any changes to make, either
send it to an agent (be sure to include a SASE), or self-publish
Pageonelit.com: "Tell me about your
publishing experience -- You published independently with 1st
Books. Is it a difficult process to publish on your own?"
Weslynn McCallister: Publishing independently
with 1stbooks was easy. They were recommended by a professional
national writers association and were everything I expected them
Pageonelit.com: "Are you working on
a follow up? Or something totally different?"
Weslynn McCallister: I have just completed
my time-travel romance, "Wyatt's Deck" which is set
in 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona during the times of Doc Holliday,
Wyatt Earp and the Clantons. Currently, I'm working on a time-travel
suspense set in Monterrey, California.
Pageonelit.com: "What was the last
book you read?"
Weslynn McCallister: The last novel I
read was "Heaven and Earth" by Nora Roberts.