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Author Interview - Ed Charlton

We are here today with Ed Charlton discussing ABLE: Episode One of The Able Series

This is the first episode of the sci-fi series published on Kindle only. Jim Able works in outer space. Although he has returned to duty after a disastrous encounter on a previous assignment, he is determined to enjoy his work. His boss may be on his case, but he still manages to drink a little too much, to eat dubious food, and to smell the alien flora. In the first episode, Jim is sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery but with strict instructions not to start a war. Will he find the alien calling himself “Edward of Turcania”? Will he discover who has qualified for the First Contact fee? Will he accidentally foment a revolution? With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. He calls on all his patience, determination, and improvisation to finally secure an interview with a Regdenir. And then the trouble starts... Additional bonus materials available at The story continues in SOPHA. If you are already sold here’s where you can find the book and more information about today’s author: Question: What genre would you say the book falls into? Science Fiction, with the addition of my British sense of humo(u)r. Question: Are there any trigger warnings and/or explicit content readers should know about? No. No blood or gore, nothing sexually explicit. There is danger, tension, and talk of violence. Question: Do you have any upcoming events? October: Collingswood Book Fair, Collingswood NJ. November: Hockessin Book and Art Fair, Hockessin DE Question: What is next for you? Do you have anything in the works? The fourth Jim Able episode is coming out soon – called A’nir. I’m writing the sequel to The Problem of Uncle Teddy’s Memoir. Question: How does your cover tie into your story? Directly. It shows Jim Able’s rented spaceship landing. It’s the first contact moment. Question: What was your favourite book when you were growing up? Clifford D. Simak “City” Question: If you could meet any character from any book, who would it be? Why? The hobbit, Sam Gamgee. I like gardening. Question: When did you realize you were meant to be a writer? I’ve always been writing. But being an author is something that has only recently been in reach. Question: If your life was a book, what would be the tag line? Will he ever find what he wants to be when he grows up? Question: What advice would you give new writers? Finish it. You don’t got nothing ‘til it’s done. Question: What has been the worst mistake you have made in your writing career? Signing a contract with a “publisher” who didn’t fulfil their side of the deal, you know – the actual publishing bit. Question: What is the best moment you have had with a fan? I have to choose two – one fan, one potential fan. An extended family member got hold of a copy of The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir at a party. She missed most of the fun because she couldn’t put it down. The potential fan was a guy at Philadelphia Comic Con. I had an endless string of people walking past saying they didn’t read books anymore. He stopped and said, “Oh, yeah! I read a ton of sci-fi!” That’s my audience, right there.

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