Joseph Pass lives a happy life with his wife in East Texas. He and his wife spend a lot of time enjoying their nine grown children.
How do you approach cover design?
I believe a cover says an awful lot about the novel. So, I want a cover that 'pops' and is relevant to content. Now, having said all that, I believe 'Hail Atlantis' is a more cerebral rather than action style story. For that reason, I chose the cover you see. By the way, the cover is an actual photograph of my granddaughter Kaylise.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
This is a trick question, right? My reading favorites will always be sci-fi or something that borders on it. And for the last couple of years I have been very drawn to new authors. It gets me kind of excited to walk into a bookstore and grab a first edition by someone new. So far I have been very pleased with my recent reads.
Forty-thousand years ago our race lived on what we now call Mars. An asteroid named Atlantis brought a fiery end to that civilization. Thanks to an ominous warning from a spirit child named Kaylise, we had a fifteen year warning before our extermination. 'The Beginning' shows us the struggles our ancestors endured to ensure our survival. Book Two to follow.