Interview with Solitaire Parke

Published 2023-02-28.
What is your favorite author and why?
Edgar Rice Burroughs. He was the author that inspired me to become a writer.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Nook HD +.
When did you first start writing?
My first attempt was at age 12 and it was poetry. It was terrible but over time I improved.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book would be The Atrium and it involves an older man who is given the chance to journey back in time to right the wrongs committed at an earlier age. He is not sure, thanks to a terrible accident, if he is alive or dead, but decides to take advantage of the situation. It analyzes morals and the reasons to live rather than just exist.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a general rule, publishing companies take the lion's share of profit.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It helped to give me a larger exposure rate to the public.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching abstract ideas and impossible stories come to life.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without them there is no reason to write.
What are you working on next?
Title of the next book is Between Two Worlds. It is a science fiction book after the 1950's Grosset and Dunlap classics.
Who are your favorite authors?
Roger Zelazny, Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Moorcock, John Varley, Anne McCaffrey,
Robert Heinlein, Ursula K. LeGuin
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Fear that death will catch me from behind. Not only move forward, but do it quickly.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Creating digital art, watching sci/fi movies, playing my guitars.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Barnes and Noble.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Vengeance of the Wolf - a story about a distressed psychic who could kill people in their dreams. I wanted to write about something uplifting and positive.
What is your writing process?
Almost all of my books come to me as dreams, and then a loose but working outline, search for a suitable title and then create back-stories for every major character.
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Between Two Worlds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,300. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
When a war leaves a young boy's world on the verge of global extinction, he is given a torch that can rip a hole in the fabric of time and space. It leads him to a world many decades into the past. Will he be able to change the previous chain of events, alter the future, and prevent the second planet from suffering the same global catastrophe? What would you do?
The Atrium
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,340. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
After a horrific car crash, a man finds himself trapped within an atrium that is lined with a series of framed pictures where he relives events from his life and faces self-confrontation and life or death decisions.
Back from Oblivion
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,720. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After the Dark Lord is locked away in Oblivion, Queen Mother has liberated the Denizen people. Guided by the Watcher, she and Tanis, a dragon rider, attempt to remedy the anomalies caused by time travel as they work to champion for all and fulfill their destinies.
Out of the Abyss
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Urban
Katherine/Queen Mother, a time traveler, finds herself in a volcanic mountain in Iceland where, she restructures the chaotic lives of a clan of dragons and their stewards, and with the assistance of a wizard organization from the future, the Thaumaturgists, as well as friends from her past, she saves her new family from eminent disaster
Into Futures Past
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,040. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Katherine is a protector of the downtrodden. She’s in a race against time to fulfill a prophecy and become a leader unlike any other before her. Follow her failures, triumphs, and endless journeys to claim her destiny as Queen of the Dragons in this exciting, action-filled fantasy adventure as she struggles with self-acceptance and the acceptance of the dragons and people in her world.
The Alberra Project
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Katherine Pendragon comes of age on the Provinces of Hell. She learns the truth about her father, the Dark Lord, revealing the reality she has long dreaded. With her beloved dragon, Exxa, by her side, she makes a frightening discovery leading to an uncertain future for herself and those she wants to free. She must somehow survive, prove her worth and save the people before it's too late.
The Burning Sky
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,510. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Prophecy has foretold of a female child who will liberate the citizens of the Provinces. Katherine, is born to the ruthless Dark Lord and with her dragon, Exxa, she is determined to find her place in a dark and evil world, and fulfill her destiny. First book of the Dragomeir Series.
Tinker Smith and the Conspiracy of Oz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,340. Language: American English. Published: October 9, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A group of ten genetically altered children are attempting to save the world from a technological, power hungry scientist, the self proclaimed Wizard of Oz, who is determined to control the world with a computer virus. Johnny and his father meet Tinker, one of the ten children and together they forge ahead in the hope of survival in a strange world of machination and espionage.
Egg of the Amphitere
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,620. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Seventh Book of the Dragomeir Series brings baffling newcomers, the Savants, amazing Amphitere dragons, and procurement of the final Crystal Key which will protect Mt. Drago from the Dark Lord and his hordes in the Provinces of Hell. Tanis and the other dragon riders, along with Queen Mother, battle to save their home from the newcomers and their technologies. Will the dragons survive?
Flight of the Aguiva
Series: Dragomeir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Tanis, with his Emerald Dragon and the other Dragon Riders of Mt. Drago, is in a battle to find the remaining crystal keys that will protect his home from the Dark Lords of the Provinces. As if that wasn’t enough, all new complications are in the making with an unexpected baby dragon, fantastic new worlds, and countless other surprises at a faraway mountain home.
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