Monday, February 6, 2017

The Remnant blog tour (Interview with William Michael Davidson)

Hello Friends. Today I would like to welcome to my blog, William Michael Davidson, who is celebrating his latest release, The Remnant.  I recently got the opportunity to ask William a few questions. 


What is your writing process like?

It’s changed over the years, but as I’ve gotten older and taken on more responsibilities I’ve learned that the best time for me to write is early in the morning.  So generally speaking, I wake up at about 5:30 in the morning, brew some coffee, and grind it out for an hour or two.  It’s a sacred time for me.  I don’t have to be a husband, father, or anything else.  I can just sit and lose myself in my imagination before the day begins.

What was your inspiration for this book?

One day I was reading online about the idea of people’s belief in God being dependent on a gene.  If you look online, this idea of eradicating this gene and controlling people’s theistic beliefs has been around for a little while, but for me it just seemed like a great story.  All at once, I knew I had to write a story about this.  I don’t personally believe that a person’s belief in God is dependent on a biological feature, but I knew it was a great premise for a story.  So I ran with it.  Like usual, I had no idea where the story would go.  I just followed where the characters led me.

How do you de-stress?

I think exercise is my number one thing.  I go on long runs and it clears my mind.  If something is bothering me with a story I’m writing or something isn’t connecting, a long run along the beach usually helps me to think through it.

What do you do for fun when you're not writing?

I think I’m different than most writers I know in that I’m an extrovert.  I love writing, but I love getting outside and spending time with people.  I enjoy getting outside and jogging and stand up paddle boarding, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and getting outside of the house.   And reading, of course.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a writer?

It sounds very cliché, but that’s because it’s the truth.  I think you have to always be reading something and always have a writing project you are working on.  If one of those things isn’t happening, you’re selling yourself short.  I write early in the morning and I always do some reading before going to bed.  I think you have to be doing both all of the time, almost every day if you’re going to improve in your craft.

◊THE REMNANT
◊by William Michael Davidson
◊Release date: February 7, 2017
◊$15.95, 6x9 Trade paperback, 242 pages
◊Science Fiction (FIC028000) / Christian Futuristic Fiction (FIC0402020)
◊Print ISBN 978-1-939844-29-3
◊eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-30-9
◊Order through Ingram, Follett, or from the publisher
◊$4.99 eBook available in all formats


One nation, without God...

Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety.  Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be the biological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause.
          
But Colton's steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.

Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Remain faithful to the CTC? Or give up everything to save his son?

THE REMNANT is available to order in eBook form at the following sites:

The print format of the book is available at these sites:


Be sure to add THE REMNANT to your bookshelf on Goodreads.

William Michael Davidson lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two daughters. A believer that "good living produces good writing," Davidson writes early in the morning so he can get outside, exercise, spend time with people, and experience as much as possible.

A writer of speculative fiction, he enjoys stories that deal with humanity's inherent need for redemption.

For more on Davidson and his writing, connect with him on GoodreadsTwitterFacebook, and Amazon Author’s Page.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a tour-wide giveaway for two (2) print copies that are available to those living in the U.S. only and one (1) eBook copy available international. The giveaway will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Feb. 26. You can enter to win at each stop of the tour.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more chances to win. The schedule is located HERE.




13 comments :

  1. Great interview, Murees. As a reader I'm always curious where an author gets their ideas for stories especially if the story is a bit futuristic. Thanks for being a part of William's tour.

    Mason
    MC Book Tours

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  2. Hosting him today as well.
    Exercise is how I de-stress, but definitely not an extrovert.
    I don't believe there is such a gene either.
    Congratulations, William!

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  3. Wise words, William. I'm also an extrovert and I use it to my advantage.

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  4. My wife is the introvert in the family. Me, not so much. :)

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  5. Great interview. And what sounds like a great book. Good to meet you, William. Congrats!
    Hi, Murees :)

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  6. Thank you so much for stopping by everyone, and for showing William some support. I appreciate it.

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  7. I want to be the kind of person who uses exercise to de-stress. I'd be much skinnier than my usual chocolate therapy.

    Best of luck! It's on my to-read list.

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  8. I know a few super extroverted authors, but not a ton. Although they'll sure hit a bar at a con. I also read each night before bed, and find I can't sleep if I don't. My magical writing time is at night, though.

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  9. Great interview, William and Muree. See you on the 16th, William.

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  10. Great interview - I'm slowly starting to find when the best time to write for me is, and it tends to be late at night before I go to sleep! I'm definitely not an extrovert, I find hanging out with people exhausting :). Good luck with the book, William!

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  11. Thank you for your support, friends. All of you are awesome;)

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