Sunday, January 16, 2011

with Adam and Andrea Graham

Welcome to The Book Loft, Adam and Andrea!
What started you on your writing journey?

Adam: Entertaining myself as a child. While my brother and I had many favorite TV shows growing up (as readers of Dim Knight will find out), we also went through periods when our family was traveling or when we were staying with people who didn’t believe in television. That really meant getting the imagination to work.

What distracts you from writing the easiest?
Adam: Wikipedia. It’s like those potato chips. One Wikipedia article is never enough. Eventually, I’ll end up looking at a lists of the Presidents of France or the D.A.’s on Law and Order.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Adam: Speculative fiction, mysteries, action adventure, humor. I have to admit a love for a lot of the classics. I’m a huge fan of Rex Stout and G.K. Chesterton. I also think Frank Peretti’s The Oath is probably the single best Christian novel I’ve ever read.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
Adam: Zolgron, the symbiotic alien who empowers Dave Johnson, is really very unique and mysterious. In the usual superhero story, he would either recede into the background or there would be a malevolent takeover leading to a climatic showdown. Instead, Zolgron becomes an active part of Dave’s story, providing advice, chiding him at times. The relationship between Dave and Zolgron may be the most fascinating and complicated in the whole novel.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
Adam: I would be bagpipe music. Bagpipe music is unique, but very pleasing if done right.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I work in Quality Assurance in a Call Center and in honor of, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” I wrote out a call coaching in pirate-speak. I shared the results with my team and got a request to create another call coaching form, this time in Yoda-speak.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Confrontations are big on the list. Exercise also ends up on there. However, I’m committed to doing evening exercise, so procrastination does give way to actually doing it. Though, some nights, exercise doesn’t get done until 11.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
Steak and Idaho potatoes with steamed broccoli.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
Adam: In Dim Knight, the top spiritual theme was no matter how powerful you are, you’re not God. In general, redemption and grace seem to keep showing up.

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
He said, "Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see." So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
-2 Kings 6:15-17 ESV

To me, this scripture is a great reminder of how, when I despair most over a state of affairs, that I don’t see everything that’s going on and how God is moving powerfully, but in ways I can’t see.

You can purchase Tales of the Dim Knight from Amazon.

Adam and Andrea are giving away a copy of Tales of the Dim Knight. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Anonymous said...

Wikipedia can do me in too! Zolgron sounds like an interesting twist.


Meredith said...

Call coaching in Yoda-speak would be great! lol!

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a good read!

Charity U said...

I would love to be entered!

Carman sent me.

Charity U said...

And I am subscribed by email.

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