Interview with A. Nation

Author of Eye of the Throne

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 <Eye of the Throne> to a new reader?
  • Young adult science fiction. The MC takes a journey to another planet and discovers a mystery from the planet's past.
What was the inspiration behind <Eye of the Throne> ?
  • This is the second book in the Secrets of Arret Quest series. Now, the MC is a little older and entering adulthood and all its conflicts with women and antagonists.
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Isaac Asminov, Agatha Christie, Heimlein, J. A. Jance
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • This takes place on an old planet three years flight from Mars
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can. Promote in various book outlets such as this.
What's your writing process?
  • Either in the morning after breakfast or the afternoon after lunch, I sit down and visualize what the characters are doing next. The day or night before, I can walk through the scene and place my characters in their respective actions.
Which character in <Eye of the Throne> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Nathan is the MC. He follows in his father's footsteps as a leader. His main fault is jealousy and holding his temper.
If <Eye of the Throne> 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?
  • I don' t know. Someone in their early twenties with dark hair.
How have readers responded to Eye of the Throne?
  • This is on pre-order right now but my beta readers enjoy the humor and my well thought out action scenes
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • I've already started my next urban fantasy book. I have another travel book mystery scheduled for this fall.
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the 2nd novel of the Quest series, Nathan seeks answers on an alien planet and his girl has eyes for another. He travels to a nearby planet to find out what killed his friend and tries to keep his girl away from the local alien.