Paradise Earth: Day Zero Tweet Chat Recap

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On Jan­u­ary 3rd I par­tic­i­pat­ed in a Twit­ter par­ty host­ed by @CuriosityQuills to talk about my new nov­el Par­adise Earth: Day Zero. Fueled by gin and ton­ics I chat­ted with read­ers and fel­low authors about Twinkies, the end of the world, mythol­o­gy, Utah, and more. In between I answered ques­tions about the nov­el.

How long was the idea in devel­op­ment? — @AlisonReads2

All my life? It was inspired by jux­ta­pos­ing child­hood reli­gious beliefs against the bomb­ing of Dres­den via Von­negut

What’s your writ­ing process? — @ninapost

My writ­ing process is drink­ing and vom­it­ing emo­tions. It’s not very glam­orous.

Has any­one from the JW church read your nov­els? — @courtney825

I haven’t heard yet. My stuff is con­sid­ered apos­tate and satan­ic. Who knows though.

Weren’t you list­ed as a fake Mormon/religious imposter some­thing­some­thing online? — @vitka

My name appeared on an “apos­tates on Face­book” list warn­ing Jehovah’s Wit­ness­es to stay away. LOL.

When will Vol­ume 2 be released? — @courtney825

When I fin­ish writ­ing it. I’m very slow.

Were you raised as a Wit­ness? What about your fam­i­ly are they still involved? — @ninapost

I was raised as a 3rd gen JW. I was kicked out for apos­ta­sy at 30. My par­ents no longer speak to me.

What is apos­ta­sy? — @SharonBayliss

For JWs apos­ta­sy is hold­ing a dif­fer­ent opin­ion from their stat­ed beliefs/practices.

How many of your char­ac­ters are based off of real JWs? — @TheaIsis

All of them? I just did a find/replace from real names to fake names before it went to press.

Which one was you? — @TheaIsis

I can relate to the narrator’s cri­sis of faith, but he is his own per­son. He is an amal­gam of many ex-JW’s.

Check out Par­adise Earth: Day Zero, an epic decon­struc­tion of faith at the end of the world and beyond!

¶ Despatched on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 10:19 am and sorted in Writing. ¶ { ReTweet }

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