So the very talented Steven Montano tagged me for a blog tour. Normally I don't do these but since Steven's an awesome guy and a great writer, I thought I'd make an exception. Go check out Steven's work here.
So without further ado, let's get to it!
1) What is the name of your character, is he/she a historical or fictional person?
My character's name is MacArthur Gray from my newest novel, Widow Town. He is fictional.
2) When and where is the story set?
The when is 100 years in the future. The where is southern Minnesota. The easiest way to give everyone the rundown would be to post the synopsis:
In the future there is no such thing as a serial killer.
A breakthrough research project has detected an active gene present in all known psychopaths and developed a vaccine to make it completely dormant. People are inoculated at birth. Society has rejoiced the extinction of the sociopathic mind.
There hasn't been a serial killing in America in over forty years.
Sheriff MacArthur Gray resides in the future but lives in the past. His world views have chased him from a large metropolis to his home town, but there is no sanctuary to be found after he arrives.
Because people are dying and only he can see the truth.
A sociopath has somehow survived and is thriving in the new world. Soon Gray is thrust into a nightmarish race against the killer where no one is safe, and everyone is a suspect.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Gray is a complex character because he's so guarded. He's suffered a major personal loss and has a view of the world that isn't widely accepted. He's tough as nails but has a soft side for those less fortunate.
4) What is the main conflict, what messes up his/her life?
Gray is the sheriff of his hometown. He's not convinced that the vaccine that ensures against serial killers is foolproof, especially when people begin to die in his county. Besides a well meaning, but rookie deputy, he has no allies in his quest to prove the impossible.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Gray wants his life back in order, but he also wants the truth, and he has a very hard time gaining both. His theory about the vaccine not working is not well received and his central purpose is to stop those responsible, but to do that he's got to convince others of the extraordinary.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and where can we read more about it?
The novel is Widow Town, and you can find out more information or purchase it here.
Thanks Steven for tagging me! And now I'm happy to pass the tour on to a great author by the name of Dylan Morgan, who writes excellent dark novels and short stories. He happens to have a new novel coming out tomorrow, August 1st. It's called The Dead Lands, and I had the honor of reading an advance copy a short time ago. This book is a fantastic journey through a post apocalyptic wasteland filled with so much danger and horror, you'll be frightened to turn the page to see what happens next! When it is released, don't hesitate to pick up a copy.