J. Alton Mast

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: May 14, 2014

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What main genre do you write in?

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Current Release: Daemon Theory

Describe your current release in two sentences?

Daemon Theory is a dystopian, Sci-Fi horror series. The story follows Maye Holloway and her struggles in a world abandoned nearly 500 years after the rapture.

Tell us a cool fact about your current release.

The first draft of Daemon Theory was written in 30 days. It was a part of the 2012 National Novel Writing Month competition (the goal being to write 50,000 words in 30 days) and won, accordingly.

What are you working on?

Since Daemon Theory is a series, I've been working on the second novel to hopefully be released sometime in 2015. Alongside that, I've been working on a Psychological Horror novel called 'The Bone Garden'.

Is there an author or book that has greatly influenced your writing?

I was particularly influenced by Stephen King's Dark Tower series. But I've also been inspired by the classics. I have an admiration for the way that classic authors were able to make a reader think critically.

What one food could you not live without?

Do drinks count? In that case, then Monster Energy drink.

Who is your intended audience?

I don't necessarily have an intended audience. While it sounds selfish, I write books that I would want to read. If someone else happens to enjoy my stories, then great! But there's no specific age group or click that I target.

As a reader: Do you gravitate toward buying eBook or Print?

I gravitate towards print. I've never been one for ebooks. Something about putting a book down and knowing you finished reading a tangible copy is so much more satisfying to me.

Who is the coolest character in your latest book?

The second lead character, Alecko. She's got quite the attitude problem, and a shaky agenda, but you can't help but route for the anti-hero.

Outside of writing - Do you have a hobby?

I'm an artist on the side (I do make my own cover and promotional art) and I also enjoy participating in local theater.

Do you judge books by their covers?

Admittedly, I do. I think a stunning cover is just as good as a well-written blurb.

Thanks to everyone who's reading out there! I hope that you pick up Daemon Theory and I hope to hear from all the eager readers looking for a great story!