Living on a small farm in Idaho has provided Janice Eberhardt a fertile setting in which to contemplate, among other things, the possibilities of new genetic discoveries. Those thoughts have yielded the Mortal Perception Series.
Janice’s professional writing experience is predominantly marketing and promotional. She owned, edited, and published a monthly women’s magazine for two years in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also copyrighted a collection of songs and one screenplay. Wall Walker is her debut into eBook publishing.
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Who are you and why should I read this interview?
Hi, my name is Janice E. Eberhardt and though I started writing and illustrating my own books in second grade, it has taken me almost 50 years to officially copyright and publish my first book (September 3, 2014). It's titled "Wall Walker", book 1 of my Mortal Perception Series. The premise is based on humankind's reaction to the ability to know or not know one's own death-date. My main intention in sharing these carefully crafted stories is to entertain, delight, and provoke my readers into contemplating finite life and death in new ways, This read is edgy at times, but loveable too.
How did the Mortal Perception Series come to be?
It started as a short story about a man named Devon who was celebrating his ninth-before-final death-day. Then, the ramifications of societal, psychological, institutional, and personal responses started sprouting around that premise. I realized that the scenarios could continue sprawling endlessly. I corralled the first batch into Wall Walker. The upcoming second book, Happy Deathday, delves deeper into the personal and societal reactions to perceivable mortality.
Wall Walker unfolds in the wake of a genetic discovery that reveals mortality. Consequently, society divides into those who know and those who refuse to know their death-dates. It takes you through the geneticist’s negotiation with the big corporation, GLI. It then describes the forays of atheist, Jasper Wilkinson, as he searches for evidence of an afterlife within the anarchic Wall Walkers' World