Hi guys! I hope your Summer is still going off strong! I’m going to give my predicted life updates right now! What’s funny is that I predict what’s going to happen, and then they don’t exactly go according to plan and I forget to change them. Haha, so my updates are… Well, I can’t think of anything! I’m just relaxing and having fun! Here’s another Summer of Authors interview for you: indie author Pamela Schloesser Canepa, author of Detours in Time.
About Detours in Time
Feisty Tabatha, a struggling artist, and Milt, an awkward Science professor, set off on a journey to the future. What was supposed to be fun soon turns quite intense when they make discoveries about their future selves and end up on other “detours.” The two set events into action that may save one life, yet destroy another. Can these friends of completely different mindsets agree on a course of action? Can Tabatha stick to Milt’s rules of time travel? Both Milt and Tabatha struggle to witness and not participate in a place and time that is not yet their own.
Amid the backdrop of a future that reveals great wonders and horrors, Tabatha and Milt must resist the temptation to use discoveries from future technology to aid them when they return to the present. Detours in Time starts as a fantastic escape and grows to present many moral dilemmas and surprises that can either destroy the strongest friendship or bring two people closer.
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1. Why do you love writing?
I love it because it takes me out of reality and into a place I’d rather be, and if it takes me someplace horrible, I imagine myself a warrior who will conquer, no matter what.
When did you first have a love for writing, and how was it formed?
My love for writing began as a child. I wrote stories when we traveled in the car. My brother was too young to talk to, so I entertained myself. My parents and other family really encouraged my writing imagination as well. I believe it also came out my love for reading, something that was highly encouraged by my mother.
2. What are your favorite books, genres, and authors?
Books: The Help, The Martian, Auraria by Tim Westover, The Trial by James Patterson, The Stand and 11-22-63 (Stephen King), and The Monuments Men. Genre: Sci-fi and dystopian, but I like some historical fiction and non-fiction. Authors: Laurie Notaro (humor) Stephen King (Horror and sci-fi), Phillip K. Dick (sci-fi).
Which ones have impacted you and your writing style the most?
I’m sure Stephen King inspired my imagination, but James Patterson likely impacted my writing style the most. He is a master of dialogue and short chapters. I also admire the way he can write from a male or female perspective.
3. What do you do when you’re not writing?
I spend time with family, including my beloved dog. He was a shelter dog. I call him part tramp and part prince. I also like the beach and try to do yoga. Movies are another favorite. I am involved with some volunteering through my church as well.
Is writing a part-time or full-time job?
It is a part-time job. Perhaps someday it can support me and lead me into retirement!
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