Interview with M.D.Linzenmeyer

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in March of 2012. I have written many things, but never with an intent to publish or to share them.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the "first" story I ever read, but I do remember the first ones that had an impact.
Sixth grade (1994-ish) I read three books:
"There's a boy in the girls bathroom"
"Bridge to Terabithia"
"The eyes of kid Midas"

The last two had impact.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) "Hackers: Heroes of the computer revolution" - by Steven Levy
This book inspired me to be a better software developer

2)"The Cobra Event" - by Richard Preston
Being ex-military and loving conspiracies, naturally, this was an awesome read.

3)"The Wolfen" - by Whitley Strieber
I love nightmares, they really let you know where your imagination stands and
this book sings of that.

4)"Bridge to Terabithia" - by Katherine Paterson
This book reminds me of when I was a kid. When I read it as a kid, it was if
I was in the book itself and understood the mysteries and power of imagination.

5)"The eyes of kid Midas" - by Neal Shusterman
This is a favorite because of how it combines imagination with reality. It's
not just mystical, the author put real thought into "what if"....and I love it.
How do you approach cover design?
Ahhh. I find the coolest art that depicts (at least somewhat) the feeling and ambience of the story.
What's the story behind your book "Dreamer"?
Well, I never intended for it to be a book really. It was a therapeutic suggestion from a therapist who thought it may help to get my thoughts and nightmares down on paper. She said to get into the habit of writing them down every morning, no matter how short a dream was. I actually have a few hundred written down and as I started looking over them I saw a "story" so I mixed them up....one dream in front of or behind another and presto..."Dreamer: Chronicles"
Do you plan on writing another?
Yes. But not like Dreamer. The one I am working on right now is called "Khaos". It is difficult, but I plan to have it published before the end of 2014.
Is there anything you can say about "Khaos"?
Indeed.

A wounded soldier is given a second chance at life, he must undergo a transfusion that will replace all his blood with Nanites.
He was chosen because of his pain tolerance. The Nanites, biologically imprinted with his D.N.A., would near instantly heal him as well as prolong his cryo-sleep ability.
But the military's real agenda is to create a way for the human body to be able to withstand the pressure of passing through a black hole. With the advent of Nanites, deep sea divers no longer need to decompress and man can endure prolonged travel at light speeds. But now, as the first to have a complete transfusion, he will be hurled at light speed into a black hole. He has to find the one they sent before him, nearly a decade ago and transmit his findings.
Published 2013-12-31.
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Books by This Author

Chronicles
Series: Dreamer. Price: Free! Words: 17,300. Language: American English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of my dreams over a period of roughly three decades. I have arranged them in a semi-story fashion as some of them seem to be continuations of other dreams.