Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments of everyday life to writing stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, offering a newly twisted tale about zombies that took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting out the second paperback novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo continues to write nonstop because he knows there is always a story waiting to get out.
When he is not writing, Santo enjoys quality time with his family and friends, spending the occasional weekend at a movie theater, and reclaiming his youth when his son challenges him to a video game. Santo currently resides in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife and equally beautiful children.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My childhood started in Buena Park, California - with a unobscured view of Knott's Berry Farm from my bedroom window - but I've yet to grow up. Because I moved frequently, not one particular place would have influenced me. What I can say is reading became an essential part of my life, and in turn influenced my writing. I became an avid reader in Elementary School; books like 'See Spot Run' were not enough to quench my literary thirst. It wasn't until Junior High School that I found a desire to write. A teacher had been working on a thesis paper for her master's degree that she showed to the English class. What intrigued me, and why she showed it off so proudly, was her ability to accomplish the professor's odd rule for her assignment (I don't remember how many pages she had to write, but it was more than two) - no one sentence could began with the same word. This had my head swimming about what someone could accomplish if they set their minds to it. But, as teens normally do, I rebelled in High School when they placed me in an advanced English class. If I had a chance to do it all over I would sit through class analyzing poems like El Dorado and enjoy it. Years went by before I picked up a pen to scribble any ideas down.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My earliest intentions for writing began as a hobby. There were not any set goals or deadlines to meet. I wrote for the pure fun of it and to see if I could build worlds like some of the authors I enjoyed reading. Becoming an indie author never crossed my mind. I can't say I actively sought out agents or traditional publisher for my manuscripts, but there is one person that helped push me forward. Becoming an author falls in my wife's lap. She read numerous stories I'd written over the years and suggested I publish a book. Yes, I owe it to her for pushing me in a direction I never knew I wanted to go. That's how Temperature: Dead and Rising ended up as my first publish novel.
Adam Santo offers this riveting sequel to his debut dark fantasy novel of the Temperature Trilogy. Readers will be twisting and turning in their seat. A magnificent blend of intrigue and suspense, with a dash of trenchant wit. Sally’s trek through a world of unimaginable creatures will bring her face to face against a menacing entity to outdo them all – the church’s secret division, The Cross.
Santo provides excellent descriptions of magic ... He also brings sexy humor to a genre that sometimes takes itself too seriously ... The author delivers compelling atmosphere; during the opening scene, flickering lights are described in a way reminiscent of the 1979 film Alien.
- Kirkus Review