Curran Geist is today's interviewed author on One Thousand Worlds. The first five people to leave a comment below will be gifted a free ebook copy of The Sity through amazon.com. Please note, that you would have to have an amazon.com account to accept your free ebook. Curran was one of the first authors to feature on One Thousand Worlds. You can read his original post here.
Tell us about your latest book.
The Sity is a dystopian fantasy adventure that pits humanity against alien dictators. At its core, it’s about the oppressed standing up to their oppressors and the inner struggles of two young humans to find their purpose in a world where they don’t belong. It’s a gory, action-packed and full of shocking twists and turns. I hope you’ll check it out.
How many books have you written?
At the moment, I only have one published novel.
What are you working on at the moment?
I actually have two projects that I’m currently working on. I really want to finish the 2nd book in The Sity series. I hope this will be available during the Spring 2014. I am also working on a mother-son relationship drama inspired by some traumatic events in my life.
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Passion, positivity, and flexibility.
How much impact does your childhood have on your writing?
My childhood experiences are a big inspiration for my writing. One reader described The Sity as deeply psychological. I couldn’t agree more. I exorcise some of the demons of my childhood through my characters.
What was the greatest thing you learned at school?
Always questions things and don’t just accept something as the truth without doing your own research.
If you could meet any of your own characters, who would it be?
Probably, I’d like to meet Carina, since I have a crush on her. Lol. Ok, seriously, I would like to meet her because I think she is driven, complex, and has a big heart.
Do you have a favorite character among the ones you've invented?
Besides the one above, I really like the character Joseph. He is inspired by my father-in-law. I like Joseph because he’s overcome a lot of obstacles in his pursuit of helping humanity.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a writer, and I want to think that my writing has impacted other people’s lives.
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
That’s a tough question. I would love to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. She is so cool and badass. As a male, I’ve always been curious as to what it would be like to be a female. I just think that there are so many ways – social stigmas and constructions – that impact how men and women experience life. I would like to step into those shoes once in my life. I would also like to use magic and battle Voldemort.
What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
I usually think about my Philadelphia sports teams (Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, etc.) Maybe that’s boring, but I love sports!
What song best describes your work ethic?
“Know Your Enemy” by Rage Against the Machine
Victor’s memory has been damaged from months of torture and enslavement. But there’s one thing they couldn’t steal from him…the hope of finding his lost family. Carina is haunted by strange visions and the symbols etched into her skin. She will stop at nothing to discover her true identity.
In this tale of survival and vengeance, two young humans fight back against the oppression of an alien race called the Kuljik. Dangers and unspeakable horrors lie around every corner of the Sity, a violent metropolis where enslaved humans are abused for the pleasure of the aliens. Victor and Carina are both blessed with mysterious supernatural powers and represent humanity’s best hope to escape. Will their personal demons cause them to unravel as they forge the destiny of their futures?
Can friendship, community, and even love survive in the darkest of worlds? Dreams are dashed and nightmares are realized in this Sci-Fi Fantasy novel by author Curran Geist.