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Monday, June 17, 2013

Spotlight and Interview: Alone in the Crowd by Patrick Stutzman

 
ALONE IN THE CROWD by PATRICK STUTZMAN 
Available on 15 June 2013 on Amazon 
Cover Art by Tomomi Ink  
 
Alone No More? Earth has finally sent a colony to the moon where Anna has been stranded, bringing with it hope of rescue. Although some are not quick to trust her, others welcome her with open arms, and she finds an unlikely friendship in a young colonist named Jason. As Anna teaches the settlers to survive, the looming threat of the aliens' return casts a dark, foreboding shadow over the colony. Can she earn the colonists' trust and prepare them in time for first contact?
LINKS 
Visit the author’s website at The Worlds of Patrick Stutzman 
See what other works are available from the author at Amazon’s Patrick Stutzman page 
Visit the cover artist’s website at Tomomi Ink

Check out my fun little interview with Patrick below: 
 
What was the spark or initial idea that started your book?

I ended Book 2 of the series, Alone in Paradise, up in the air as far as Anna Foster's fate. Book 3 continues her story.

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

I enjoyed having Anna interacting with multiple characters, since the first two books had her by herself with a maximum of one or two other individuals tagging along. Bringing in different personalities created a fun and interesting dynamic for her. 

What is your favorite line from your book?

I don't really have a single line that is my favorite, but I do have a couple of scenes. One is where Anna is eating a meal with a few other characters, where the food is not exactly what they expect. The other is where a new character named Jason gets to experience what a new marine recruit goes through at boot camp.

What movie or television show would you say is most like your book in tone, topic, and/or characters?

Probably the closest my book comes to any particular movie or television show is James Cameron's Avatar. Though the book does not have an underlying "save the environment" theme, a lot of the character dynamics are there.

 If your book was made into a movie and you got to design the movie poster, what would the tagline say? 

The tagline on the back of the book is "Alone no more?" But for a movie, would "Alone in the Crowd: Alone no more?" cut it? Maybe take out the question mark for the movie poster. 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great interview. I have not heard of this series, but I will definitely check it out.

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