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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Author Interview – Ernest Dempsey @ErnDempsey

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Publishing 3 books and two novellas. I think that’s kind of cool. J

What is your favorite color? Blue. No Green. No blue. (again, sound of ogre throwing me off of a cliff)

What is your favorite food? Nachos

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Seattle. Copenhagen. Central Germany.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing? Not sure. Possibly keeps me from doing anything blasphemous.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Yep. I was a freshman in high school. I loved Beowulf. And I thought I could write stuff like that too. So, I started dabbling with stories in high school.

When and why did you begin writing? I put it off for like ten years. I sang in a band for a long time, still do once a year. But I wrote lyrics for a long time. Then one day, at a funeral, I bumped into old teachers and professors. They asked if I was still writing stories. I told them I’d kind of let that go. They told me it was a shame because I was good. So at that moment, I picked it back up.

How long have you been writing? 22 Years

When did you first know you could be a writer? About a year ago.

What inspires you to write and why? I get inspiration from things around me, places I go, people I meet. I don’t get inspired daily but I write daily. If you wait for inspiration you’ll never finish anything.

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Oddly, Sci-fi now. I didn’t think it would be, but it is.

What inspired you to write your first book? A trip to a mysterious, ancient rock wall called Fort Mountain down in Chatsworth, Georgia.

Who or what influenced your writing once you began? Steve Berry, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown.

What made you want to be a writer? Great hours. Ok, the creation of something is cool too.


When you wake up, does it seem like your dreams were real? Maybe they were.

Imagine if Stephanie Meyer and Suzanne Collins sat down together to write an up-tempo, action packed sci-fi thriller featuring terrifying nightmares, an evil emperor, a beautiful princess, and gladtiator games on another planet.

That’s The Dream Rider, the newest release from Ernest Dempsey, the author who brought you The Secret of the Stones and The Cleric’s Vault.

Falling from buildings, being attacked by terrifying strangers, and ghostly hands that strangle in the night are just some of the fears The Dream Rider must overcome.

Finn McClaren is an average college student, mediocre in every possible way, until one day, when strange men try to kill him. Finn wakes up in his dorm room to realize the whole thing was just a dream. Or was it?

The nightmares continue, forcing Finn to face his deepest fears until one night, he stops running and fights back. When he awakens, he is no longer in his dorm room, but on a strange planet on the other side of the galaxy.

After being arrested, Finn is thrust into an underground prison where the inmates are forced to fight to the death in the arena games. While there, he learns he has incredible powers, and of the true reason he has come to the alien world.

The Dream Rider is a fun, fast-paced, science fiction adventure that also asks serious questions about our fears, self-esteem, beliefs, and facing challenges in life.

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Genre –  Science Fiction

Rating – PG13

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Website http://ernestdempsey.net/

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