Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Arthur M. Doweyko ~ an interview and his novel ~ as Wings Unfurl

Arthur M. Doweyko

Author Bio 
As a scientist, I've authored 100+ publications, and share the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of Sprycel, an anti-cancer drug. I write hard science fiction, fantasy and horror. My debut novel, Algorithm, a story about DNA and the purpose of humanity, garnered a 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) and was published by E-Lit Books in 2014.

As Wing Unfurl took first place as the best pre-published science fiction novel of 2014 (RPLA) and has been published by Red Adept Publishing. My latest project, Henry the Last, is a novel about the last human on Earth, a Lakota Sioux cyborg. A number of my short stories have been honored as finalists in RPLA competitions and have been awarded Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

I live in Florida with my wife Lidia, teaching college chemistry and happily wandering the beaches. www.ArthurMDoweyko.com


Q: Tell me something you would like your readers (fans) to know about you.
A: I am a scientist. And I am a writer. Science and Art are my two passions, and as such have vied for my attention all my life. My last professional position involved molecular modeling, wherein I used software to study and predict the action drug molecules as the snuggled up to their protein targets. That was real science and real art at work together.

Q: Did you like school when you were a child?
A: I loved school as a child and continue to love it now. Teaching Chemistry at the college level keeps the old gray cells active. Anyone who teaches will tell you they enjoy doing so not just to enlighten students, but also because they learn something themselves.

Q: How do you feel about exercise?
A:  Exercise is the key to good health and a clear mind. I've enjoyed playing soccer, table tennis, and a variety of other sports through my life. Motion is everything.

Q: Texting, love it or hate it?
A: I hate texting. My God, when will people realize that those hand-held devices have taken over their perspective on the world? What should have been a technological assist to communication has become as sordid a dependency as drugs or alcohol. Sorry, but I use my device as a phone. If that makes me a troglodyte, so be it.


Q: When did you start writing and why?
A: I wrote in high school. I still remember typing up short stories in the form of a booklet (stapled and with a cover), and passing them around trig class.

Q: What do you think is the hardest part of writing a book?
A: A book will not even begin to exist until the author has an idea for the story. Creative people know that ideas emerge from some magical hollow ensconced between the ears. Forcing it to the surface can only work for non-fiction writing since clear objectives are available. For fiction, one needs to get inspired.

Q: Now your least favorite part?
A: Least favourite, and almost unavoidable for me, is that moment in the story when you realize things have gotten complicated and situations have arisen that have no clear path through. That's when I force myself to outline events and work on a logical out. No fun.

Q: Who's your favorite author?
A: There's a bunch of authors that I admire and enjoy reading. They include Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, Robert Heinlein, and Philip Jose Farmer. Each has a penchant for solid science and great adventure.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I'm in the midst of an inspiration foray. I'm currently tossed between a sequel to Algorithm, wherein our protagonists and their children return to Earth after a 20,000 year round trip to meet our Makers, and a science fiction who-done-it mystery, something I've never tried to do before.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: I've recently completed a manuscript (currently being edited) called Henry The Last. It's a story about the last human, a Lakota Sioux cyborg, and his quest to discover what really happened to the billions of humans on Earth. I'm happy to announce that this story has already picked up a 5-star Readers Favorite review and is currently a Finalist in the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition held annually in Florida.

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?
A: You can find me at my web page: www.ArthurMDoweyko.com

Q: Are you currently participating in a blog tour? If you are let’s tell everyone where you’re going to be so they can catch up with you again.
A: Yes, I am. My blog tour is being hosted by Sage Blog Tours and runs between September 6 and September 26, 2016.
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As Wings Unfurl has just been published by Red Adept Publishing. Under its original name, Angela's Apple, it won first place as best pre-published science fiction novel of 2014. With angels that are not angels, and some familiar, yet unexpected creatures, this story was a delight to write and hopefully, equally fun to read.

Applegate Bogdanski returns from Vietnam with a missing leg, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. A fair trade, he thinks, for a coward, whose only remaining passion is to dull his grief with morphine. He stumbles through each day working at an obscure Newark, New Jersey bookstore, looking forward to nothing and hoping it would arrive soon. Enter Angela, who claims to be his guardian angel. Neither one is an angel, but together, they uncover a conspiracy which threatens to undo humankind itself.

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