Interview with A. Nation
Author of A Cat on Mars
I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 16 novels and a few novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries
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How would you describe <A Cat on Mars> to a new reader?
- A cat's adventure to Mars
What was the inspiration behind <A Cat on Mars> ?
- I wanted a prequel and a companion novella for my Domino Sagas from the cat's point of view
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
- Rita Mae Brown, Isaac Asimov, Mary Higgins, J.A. Jance
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
- From the city streets to the Moon and then on Mars
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
- Read as much as you can thoughout grade/high school and save everything you write.
What's your writing process?
- I make a list of the scenes I need to start. I work on one scene at a time
Which character in <A Cat on Mars> has had the greatest impact on readers?
- Frederick the cat
If <A Cat on Mars> 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 snarky voice
How have readers responded to <A Cat on Mars>?
- This is a very cute futuristic cat story. I love how most of it is from the cat's perspective. The dialog between the cat and other animals is adorable. - MSB
Where next? What are you working on now?
- A novella about my grandmother who traveled in steerage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1904