Interview with Wayne Edward Clarke

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is when you're just writing spontaneously and your subconscious comes up with things and your conscious mind is as surprised by what you've just written as any reader could be. *laughs* Sometimes I'm just amazed by what comes out.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was thirty-six years old when i got my first computer. It set me free. My handwriting was absolutely horrible, I never wrote anything from the time I got out of school except for one letter home to my mom that was one page, other than that everything I ever wrote was something I had to do for work, or song lyrics. Then I got a computer and started writing spontaneously almost the first day, and it allowed me to do perfect erasure which is still the best use for a computer, whether you're recording audio or drawing a picture or writing words, being able to perfectly and flawlessly erase the parts you don't want is the chief benefit of writing on the computer.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I REMEMBER reading I was in grade two. I don't remember the name of it, but I remember it had the nebula and Hugo award winning banners on it. It was about a young person that lived on a spaceship that had been made from a large stony asteroid and they made trading routes between several planets, from planet to planet carrying cargo and buying/selling goods. It was quite interesting because of the different cultures and challenges they faced on each planet they arrived at.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A windows laptop, *laughs* so far. *laughs*
Well, definitely any e-ink powered or formatted e-reader would be useful or much easier on your eyes if you're only reading text. They can be read in bright sunlight where as most backlit screens can't. I know there is a kindle that uses e-ink, and I believe there are a few more e-ink screen e-readers on the market.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a fantasy set in the same world as my major fantasy trilogy "The Nexus Of Kellaran". The latest book is "Soul Dead And Green Eyes", a standalone fantasy novel written for a younger audience and, shall we say, for a little more conventional fantasy audience than my major fantasy trilogy is.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a re-write of my non-fiction book "Answers" which I will re-title as "Here's How We Save The World!".
After that I'll be writing another fantasy novel set somewhere in the Kellaran timeline and universe.
Describe your desk
My desk is a glass top desk, it has 2 shelves above the main surface of the desk, one is about a foot higher, the other is about two feet higher. It has a speckled arborite keyboard drawer, and the other shelves are also of the same speckled arborite. The frame is made out of gray metallic one inch square steel tube.
Why do you write?
Why do I write? Well, as a science fiction and fantasy author, I write because I enjoy it! I wrote all of my initial books for my own enjoyment, I didn't even imagine that I would be publishing them. When I did put them on the internet I got hundreds of fans and they encouraged me to write more. Then it became another income, and my interest in it became professional.
Who are your favorite authors?
For fantasy; Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, and Jaqueline Carey. In science fiction; Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card, Daniel Keys Moran, William Gibson, and Iain M. Banks.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a musician, an inventor, and a sociological engineer. I'm trying to design the optimum culture of a human society and it will be explained in my next book "Here's How We Save The World".
Published 2017-08-06.
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Books by This Author

Chaos Of A Demon War - Book Three of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy - Metric Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,760. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The long-awaited conclusion to The Nexus Of Kellaran! Metric Edition - Uses Metric (SI) units of measurement. A USA (Standard) measurements edition is also available.
Chaos Of A Demon War - Book Three of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy - USA Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,740. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The long-awaited conclusion to the Nexus of Kellaran! USA Edition - Uses USA (Standard) units of measurement. There is also a Metric Edition available.
Soul Dead And Green Eyes - A Kellaran Fantasy - Metric Measurements Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,580. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
He was a 13 year old boy, she was a 16 year-old elf.. Both of their families were killed by an evil army. They knew they would probably die if they sought vengeance, but they had nothing else to live for. This is the first fantasy novel that I've written for most fantasy fans. My previous ones are well-loved, but they're not the usual fantasies. Anyone who likes fantasy should love this book!
Soul Dead And Green Eyes - A Kellaran Fantasy - USA Measurements Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,570. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
He was a 13 year old boy, she was a 16 year-old elf.. Both of their families were killed by an evil army. They knew they would probably die if they sought vengeance, but they had nothing else to live for. This is the first fantasy novel that I've written for most fantasy fans. My previous ones are well-loved, but they're not the usual fantasies. Anyone who likes fantasy should love this book!
Victory Or Extinction - Metric Edition - Book Three of The Rational Future Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 264,490. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The epic conclusion to The Rational Future Trilogy. Tika and her crew lead the UN military in interplanetary warfare, with the survival of humanity on the line! This edition uses Metric (SI) measurement units. It is also available in an American Imperial (Standard) edition.
Victory Or Extinction - USA Edition - Book Three of The Rational Future Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 264,450. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
The epic conclusion to The Rational Future Trilogy. Tika and her crew lead the UN military in interplanetary warfare, with the survival of humanity on the line! This edition uses American Imperial (Standard) measurement units. It is also available in a Metric (SI) edition.
The Fire And The Storm - Metric Edition - Book Two of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 300,130. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book Two of The Nexus of Kellaran Series, sequel to Blessings Of A Curse. Mark and Talia have some very unusual children, and deal with the ever-accelerating pace of change on Kellaran. Mark loses his temper, and the greatest tournament ever organized is held for the rule of the world! Meanwhile the demons draw ever closer! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.
Blessings Of A Curse - Metric Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 408,360. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(3.80 from 5 reviews)
New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global war. Young Mark finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of adventure, romance, and action that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! A passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units. US Standard Edition also available.
The Fire And The Storm - USA Edition - Book Two of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 300,130. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book Two of The Nexus of Kellaran Series, sequel to Blessings Of A Curse. Mark and Talia have some very unusual children and deal with the ever-accelerating pace of change on Kellaran. Mark loses his temper, and the greatest tournament ever is held for the rule of the world! Meanwhile the demons draw ever closer! Uses American Imperial (Standard) meas. units.
Hunters In The Sky - Book Two of The Rational Future Series - Metric Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 282,460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
New Professionally Published edition! Book Two of The Rational Future Series! More incredible action, adventure, and fascinating developments as Tika and her crew gain power and go to space. The amazing answers to the mystery of the genetics conspiracy lead to astounding events! Enemies declare themselves and act to destroy Tika and everything she's built! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.
People Of The Tiger - Book One of The Rational Future Series - Metric Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 310,310. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
New, improved, Professionally Published Edition! Book One of The Rational Future Series. By 2150 we've solved humanity's great problems, and found a place for those who are prone to violence. Tika finds that it's tough to be a strange and frighteningly gifted child among The Tiger People. Then she learns she's the product of illegal genetic engineering! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.
Hunters In The Sky - Book Two of The Rational Future Series - USA Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 282,510. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
New Professionally Published edition! Book Two of The Rational Future Series! More incredible action, adventure, and fascinating developments as Tika and her crew gain power and go to space. The amazing answers to the mystery of the genetics conspiracy lead to astounding events! Enemies declare themselves and act to destroy Tika and everything she's built! Uses American Standard Measurement units.
People Of The Tiger - USA Edition - Book One of The Rational Future Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 310,290. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
New, improved, Professionally Published Edition! Book One of The Rational Future Series. By 2150 we've solved humanity's great problems, and found a place for those who are prone to violence. Tika finds that it's tough to be a strange and frighteningly gifted child among The Tiger People. Then she learns she's the product of illegal genetic engineering! Uses American (Standard) meas. units.
Blessings Of A Curse - USA Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 408,340. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global war. Young Mark finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of adventure, romance, and action that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! A passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! Uses American Imperial (Standard) measurement units.