Monday, May 28, 2012

An Interview with Scott Haworth, author of Heaven 2.0



Today I'm pleased to welcome Scott Haworth, author of Heaven 2.0, to the blog! He's here to answer some interview questions and was also kind enough to bring along a giveaway. Read on my friends, read on.

Having been born in the 28th century, Mike Kepler never believed in the existence of Heaven or Hell. The myths of the old faiths had been abandoned and replaced with the teachings of The Church many centuries earlier. The young physicist is shocked to learn that there is an afterlife when he is recruited by the Taipei Corporation. It was created by a team of scientists rather than God.

Mike’s job is to travel to the past and save people at the time of their deaths using advanced medical technology. The individuals are then brought back to the 28th century, judged on the sins they committed and sentenced to an eternity in the artificial Heaven or Hell. Mike quickly learns that the project is far less noble than it appears. He discovers that many of the people sentenced to eternal torment in Hell do not deserve their fate...

Sound like something you'd like to add to your TBR list? Click the book cover to do so! Then read on, and enjoy the interview. Giveaway is at the bottom!



1) If you had to describe yourself using only a color, which would it be and why?

Blue. No, wait! Yelloooooooooooooow! But if I can’t answer with a Monty Python quote, I’d have to go with white. White is a good fit to describe both my pasty complexion and suburban upbringing.


2) What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

All the women! There’s no career that the ladies find more interesting than being a writer… except maybe musician… or professional athlete… or doctor… or accountant. Come to think of it, it’s been my experience that women don’t seem to be too impressed with novelists. Stupid Computer Age. Why couldn’t I have lived in the 1920’s and had F. Scott Fitzgerald as my wingman?


3) Do you have a favorite character out of those that you've written?

My favorite is a very minor character called Gary from my novel American Liberation Front. Gary is a Canadian Goose who is recruited to guard a guerilla camp by a resistance leader. This action is the first sign that the leader is beginning to become unbalanced after his family is brutally murdered. If you live in a part of the world without Canadian Geese, picture a bird with no teeth and webbed feet. They have absolutely no offensive capabilities, but are easily the most brazen animals on the planet. After being “attacked” by one, I knew I wanted to turn the bird into a character.


4) What are your hopes for the future?

I don’t need to be the next Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. I’d be happy if I could get to the point where I was making enough money to write full-time.


5) Lastly, and rather importantly, where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

Hawaii. The consistently beautiful weather is very appealing to me after three decades living in Ohio. Seriously, there’s like two weeks in May that the weather is actually nice in Ohio. The rest of the time it’s either a snowstorm or a heat wave.



 

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