Interview with A. Nation

Author of Crossroads, A Moment of Decision - Saga 3

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 24 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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How would you describe <Crossroads> to a new reader?
  • a cozy genealogy mystery set in the future
What was the inspiration behind <Crossroads> ?
  • My husband was working on his genealogy and my characters had been on Mars too long. So I brought them back to Earth to deal with a family matter and at the suggestion of a dear friend drew my MCs closer.
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Agatha Christie, Rita Mae Brown, and Issac Asimov
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • It starts on Mars but covers Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Montrose Colorado.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can until you get the feel how sentences are constructed.
What's your writing process?
  • sit down and envision what my characters are doing in the scene
Which character in <Crossroads> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • The cat and his influence over the dogs
If <Crossroads> 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 when you wrote him/her?
  • A young blond haired woman
How have readers responded to <Crossroads>?
  • It makes them want to read more
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • A young adult science fiction
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When Alice and Mike return to Earth from Mars, she receives a disturbing communique from her cousin. Mike presents her with a surprise as her cat finds his own mischief. When Alice and Mike announce their big occasion, someone in the family demands retribution for a past event. Now Alice plans on how to solve the thefts plaguing her family in this third episode of the Domino Sagas.