The Interpreter: Author Interview With Michael Sims
Michael Sims, Welcome to our show on our literary group, do you want to say anything to our members before we start with the questions about your works?
Michael Sims I am pleased to be a member of this group - looks interesting. I have been writing for more than 35 years and I enjoy it more now than I ever did.
Shah Sight Michael, thank you so much, tell us who designed the cover for your book, and what do we expect to read inside?
Michael Sims Nightmare City is our first standalone novel since 2007 following two books in the Department 18 series. It is a supernatural thriller. The cover is entirely the work of the publishers, Samhain. The blurb is - They can control people’s minds. What happens when they can’t control themselves?
Three brothers. One rare and terrifying ability: they can control people’s minds. Robert considers it a gift--he's used the power to set off on a successful career. For Peter, it's been a curse. He couldn't adjust and turned to drugs, a broken man. And Gabriel... he took yet another path. He sees the full potential. He embraces the evil. As he travels the globe, no one in his path is safe. He's about to unleash his ultimate plan, but first he needs to destroy the only ones who might stand in his way. His brothers.
Shah Sight Wow, very exciting, and the cover is really true to the story, so what do you classify your book, as dark, thriller, horror, what?
Michael Sims I guess it would be classified as horror but not by me. It is supernatural by which I mean that the characters have to battle forces beyond human. It is a thriller because that is how we have paced it. It is very much character driven, as it is the story of the three brothers as much as it is a fight between good and evil. It's a bout choices as the three of them make very different choices about the path their lives take and the results of those have to be faced.
Shah Sight Tell us please that there is also one or a few girls involved in the story, in some ways, or there is not any?
Michael Sims Girls, interesting question. Yes indeed, female characters are important in our writing. In this book clearly the main three characters are brothers - so naturally are male. However there are important and strong female characters in a psychic, a research centre professor, and others. It is impossible for us to write a book without a balance of sexes - just as in life.
Shah Sight True, I think that is why this question came up to my mind, I am glad I got the answer I was looking for. Tell us about the readers, what do they say about the book, are you happy with what you have heard so far?
Michael Sims No reviews as yet, and no comments on Amazon. It's only just been released to be fair so early days. Certainly the editor who commissioned the book loves it and we hope his faith in us is justified. We like working with him.
Shah Sight What are the means of action in the book, guns, arrows, karate, boxing, vampires, or any other kind of supernatural means, can you tell us something about this?
Michael Sims Psychic possession. Characters are controlled by the psychic demon and battle their own human demons along the way. Their very human flaws make them vulnerable to the creature that Gabriel has become and his two brothers have to enlist the help of other psychics to battle and try and stop him. It becomes a race against time.
Shah Sight Thank you, do you want to give us a link where we can buy your book, before we thank you one more time, and we end the interview here, it would be appreciated?
Michael Sims a lot of detail is on our site at www.maynard-sims.com and the Kindle links are http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nightmare-City-ebook/dp/B006N4PHK0/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1326915442&sr=1-2
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They can control people’s minds. What happens when they can’t control themselves? Three brothers. One rare and terrifying ability: they can control people’s minds. Robert considers it a gift--he's used the power to set off on a successful career. For P...
Michael Sims many thanks Shah for this opportunity.
Shah Sight It was a pleasure for us, thank you for your time.