Interview with A. Nation

Author of Artifact - a Kindle Vella serial

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 20 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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Quick description of the book for a new reader - what should they expect?
  • a futuristic science fiction. This is the 10th book in the Domino Sagas and connects to the Quest series
What was your inspiration for this book?
  • a previous kindle vella, Advent of the Robots
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • This story takes place on colonizationed Mars.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can and develop a fan base
Could you talk a little about your writing process?
  • After I've thought about the scene until I'm losing sleep, I just write it down as if it were a movie in my mind.
Which character has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Charlie Dane, an individualist
If the book were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye ?
  • I don't know
How have readers responded ?
  • "The thought behind this science fiction is far beyond anything I could think of. I am enjoying this and can’t wait to read what happens next." - M.S.
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • I'm still working on this one and when this vella is complete, I'll create an ebook and a print book
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300 years after the Advent of the Robots, Charlie Dane salvages the wreckage of a lost space shuttle. Now, the owners will stop at nothing to take it back.