Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: September 15, 2015
The Orion Psi Corps is in shambles, the dead still being counted. And though Orion’s retaliation has begun, Calchis isn’t finished yet.
New Axom City—that’s where Nyne Allen has taken refuge in the wake of his desertion from Orion. Soon it will become a battlefield, as familiar faces from both sides barrel toward a collision that will forever alter the course of history.
Meanwhile, in the Far East, Aaron Waverly learns the truth behind the red-robed man, and discovers a destiny that might one day spell the end of the world itself.
#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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#1 - iPd or Mp3?
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Haven’t read either.
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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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