Ronald D Thompson is a new author who’s ambition for many years has been to publish a book. At 58 years old, with a wealth of experience in business and the Managing Director of a leading company working in the Education Sector, he decided in December 2015 to stop procrastinating and get on with the task of completing his first novel.
‘Earth in Torment’ was born.
With an intense interest in quantum mechanics, astronomy, the origins of our universe coupled with the possibility of extra-terrestrial life it wasn’t difficult to choose sci-fi as the genre for the book. A heavily cast plot in this first novel, one of a series, sets the tone for a white knuckle adventure as we follow the protagonist Robert Stave, who takes on the task of trying to alter an unsavoury multi alien existence by travelling back in time.
The second in the series is already underway and the target is to get this book to market by the summer of 2018.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The plot is quite complicated, involving many different worlds and alien species. Earth in Torment is the first book in a series which follows the protagonist Robert Stave, who hails from the year 2218, when Earth is an alien battlefield. He travels back in time in a quest to alter the events of the past to save our future.
When did you first start writing?
I have considered writing a novel for the past 10 years but only took the plunge in December 2016.
Earth is not the place it was - it is an alien battlefield. Beings beyond our control contest the prize - Earth! One man, Robert Stave, is determined to alter the past, to save our future. An alien time machine offers him the opportunity, even if it means murder.