Jose Luis Solorzano

Biography

Jose Luis Solórzano is a reciever of a heart transplant, going strong since October 28, 2012. He has a passion for storytelling and wishes to come up with stories that are not only creative and out there, but also have a rich message and a powerful meaning. Besides writing stories, Jose Luis is also a Senior Reviewer for The 8th-Circuit Network, where he mainly discusses movies and anime. He currently lives in New Mexico, living with his family, and attending university to become a high school English teacher.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Immunosuppression" is a zombie novella, which focuses on a protagonist with a heart transplant who has survived the initial outbreak of a virus that turns people into zombies. He meets a girl who is very skilled with an axe. Definitely not a normal idea.

The story first came to mind in 2012, when I was in the hospital for three months. I was bored and was coming up with some ideas for interesting stories, and this one made me really stop to think. It started off as sort of a pulpy novel, but would definitely have great characters and a fun story. I started planning the story and worked on it while I was out of the hospital. However, it was put on hold after I received my transplant on October 28, 2012.

After spending months of resting, healing, and neglecting my stories, I decided to get back to work. I came up with other story ideas, but I always wanted to revisit it, although it never felt like the right time at those times. When I did decide to sit down and write it again, I didn't like how I originally planned the ending. It had been a story that I would write for a while and then drop.

I will say that I am happy to have done this story after my transplant though since it gave my a better understanding of what the lifestyle is. Now my pulpy story had a theme: opening up to people who wish to help you when you are in the roughest of situation. It was something I personally had to go through first hand, so I wanted the story to be as authentic to that meaning as possible.
When did you first start writing?
I think I have always been a writer. In elementary school, we had composition books that we had to fill in every day, so I would come of with the strangest of stories. In middle school, there was a huge emphasis on the importance of poetry. That is where I learned the importance of words and what they can be used to do. That was where I found a love of poetry, which took up a lot of my time. Early high school was where I started writing fan fiction of different games and anime that I liked.

It wasn't until later high school where I started working on original material, wanting to bring something to the world that didn't exist before. I would write casually, whenever I was in the mood. when I took a script writing class, that's where I learned The Hero's Journey, and was so impacted by it that I decided I needed to take it more seriously and become a more frequent writer.
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Books

Immunosupression
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Price: Free! Words: 22,130. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
"Immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system." The city of Los Angeles is a wasteland. Zack is a young man whose chosen weapon is a katana. Anna is a young woman whose chosen weapon is an axe. Two people, who lived two different lives, meet on one fated day. Together, they must fight off the real enemy: those infected during the outbreak.
Short Stories of an Untreated Mind
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Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Containing four short stories, each one exploring its own themes and darkness.
Waxing Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-27 18:25:38
Goal reached!
In the town of El Paso, Texas, something is about to change. The air is shifting and there is nothing that can be done to change it. Sometimes, events are just meant to happen. A young man moves to a new town and falls in love with a young werewolf/witch in her senior year. On the other side, a vampires who grows tired of protecting humans.

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