Interview with Stephen A. Theberge

What is your writing process?
I usually think about the idea for awhile, read things related to that idea(s) and then dive in.
How do you approach cover design?
I am not very artistic, so have others help. I know a good cover when I see it, as it must somehow encapsulate the main ideas of my book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Brave New World
The Foundation Series by Asimov
Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

I primarily like science fiction, but feel I am an eclectic reader. That makes for a more diverse writer.
Can anyone learn to be a writer?
That's a tough question. I think people can take courses, like I did, but that only teaches you grammar and mechanics. I think reading the classics in your genre can help. I think good writing is an inate quality.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'd say, having a visual impairment, that a PC is probably the best device for me, although I can do some on Idevices.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I recall reading the Time Machine. It may not have been the first story I ever read, but it really got me interested in sci-fi.
Published 2016-09-14.
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Books by This Author

The MetSche Message
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,650. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Andre, nearly blind, experiences years of alienation, frustration, and abiding sadness in the face of human beings’ cruelty to one another. His sources of joy are few: good food, music, computer science, and the arms of his lover, John. Only in middle age does he learn that he and a very few others have been chosen by two far superior alien races to deliver a message to all of humanity.