In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.
After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can’t explain. When she’s attacked by a creep with a spider’s web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she’s never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.
In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.
If Maggie can’t fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away…
Where did you get the idea for Persistence of Vision?
What was your favorite character to develop?
What is your favorite scene or quote?
That’s a tough question! Definitely one of my favorite scenes is when we see Marcus use his staff to wipe out an army of Arachnimen. That scene drives home to Maggie (and hopefully by extension the reader) what a dangerous, awe-inspiring world she’s been thrown into. The weight of it settles on her most heavily in that scene. (Plus it’s a pretty cool display of power. :D)
As for a quote, if there was any line in the book I hated, it wouldn’t be in the book. The only thing that comes to mind is at the end of the chapter entitled “The Canyons of Time.” I allowed myself to philosophize about Marcus’s despair. It allowed me to wax sort of Norman MacLean about it all. I had fun being poetic. :D
Are you in the process of writing anymore novels?
Yes! Several, in fact. I’m just finishing up Book 2 of Interchron. It’s nearly ready to send to the publisher. I also have a historical fiction trilogy in the works. It’s set in Russia in the Middle Ages, during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. Book 1 of that trilogy will be out in September. In addition, I’m just starting work on a high fantasy series that involves dragons, though I doubt we’ll see that one until next year at least.
Do you have a favorite author, or one that inspires you?
What is your favorite book?
Dark, white, or milk chocolate? All things dark chocolate! Definitely!
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