Monday, October 5, 2015

Tour Kick Off: Fires of Man by @ReadDanLevinson

Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: June 17, 2014

Supposedly the war between Calchis and Orion ended decades ago. But upon reporting to an isolated Orion army base for basic training, Private Stockton Finn learns the war still rages; only the weapons have changed, and Finn has been selected to become one of them.

Across the border, Calchan farm boy Aaron Waverly learns how determined his country is to win the war when he is abducted by a sinister government operative known as Agent. Trapped and learning to use deadly powers he's never before imagined, Aaron struggles to reconcile his ephemeral faith with his harsh new reality.

As the two nations hurtle toward a resurgence of open hostilities, Finn and Aaron, Agent, and two Orion officers and former lovers—Nyne Allen and Kay Barrett—must prepare themselves for the inevitable clash. Meanwhile, Calchan archaeologist Dr. Faith Santia unearths a massive lost temple in the frozen tundra far to the north, which hints that the brewing conflict may only be the first of their worries...

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Absolutely I do. It’s the one thing I love to do more than any other. In fact, as far back as 3rd or 4th grade, all I wanted was to be a professional fiction writer.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

I think for almost any writer one of the most difficult things is taking the raw unfiltered prose of a first draft and refining it into a finished product. I recently completed the 10th and final draft of a young adult fantasy manuscript which I’ve been working on, on and off, for about 3 years – and it’s only about 70,000 words. I’ve rewritten every individual word in that piece at least once, if not twice.

Tl;dr version: Rewrites!

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I was lucky to have a few people, actually. Jacob Krueger, my screenwriting teacher, who taught me the importance of putting character first. Linda Roberts, who helped me prepare my first book for publication. And editor Tom Jenks, who helped me set new goals for improving my writing craft.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I’m hard at work on book 3 of the Psionic Earth series, Prophet Rising. That will be released Fall 2016. As I mentioned earlier, I also recently finished a YA fantasy novel, entitled The Ace of Kings. I’m shopping it around now, though I may decide to self-publish.

I’m also working on some screenplays and short stories. Currently debating my next novel project.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I do! At a friend’s recommendation, I’m currently reading Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Loving it so far.

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This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?


#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?


#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?

French fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?


#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

Haven’t read either.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?


#7 – Call or Text?


#8 – Public School or Home School?

Public school.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate


#10 – eBook or Paperback?


Dan Levinson is a NY-based writer of speculative fiction. Trained as an actor at NYU's Tisch School of Arts, he also writes for the stage and screen. He grew up immersing himself in fantastical worlds, and now creates them. In addition to the Psionic Earth series, he is also the author of the upcoming YA fantasy novel The Ace of Kings, first book of The Conjurer's Cycle.

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