Interview with sci-fi/fantasy Christian novelist David N. Alderman

Welcome to a brand new
week, readers. My special guest today is novelist David N. Alderman. Among
other things, we’re chatting about Black
Earth: The Broken Daisy
.
Welcome, David. Please tell us a little bit about
yourself.
I am an author who writes
science fiction and fantasy with Christian themes and real-world content. I am
founder and operator of The Crossover Alliance, a publishing company dedicated
to this special out-of-the-box Christian fiction. I am also an avid lover of
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which I have participated and won
for the last eleven years.
When I’m not writing or
spending time with my family, I can be found reading a book or video gaming.
Please tell us about your current release.
Black Earth: The Broken Daisy is my latest release through The Crossover Alliance.
It is the second book in my Black Earth series and it continues the story of
Nathan Pierce as he searches for his sister who is being tried for treason by
the President of the United States. The series is about an alien entity known
as Legion that invades Earth and – with the help of a satanic army – attempts
to destroy all of humankind.
What inspired you to write this book?
My Black Earth series in
general was inspired by a short story I wrote back in 2007 for National Novel
Writing Month. The short story told what would happen if Earth was actually
destroyed by evil. It was also my first steps into writing Christian fiction
with real-world content – something that was (and still is, aside from The
Crossover Alliance) unheard of in Christian publishing.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I am currently working on
a short story called Red Crane. It is
about a detective who is investigating a string of murders by an individual who
leaves blood-soaked paper cranes at the scenes of their crimes. I hope to have
it finished and published by the end of this month.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was 11, I wrote my
very first short story for a class assignment. From there, things took off. I
ended up writing short stories through until I was 16, then I compiled them
into my first full-length young adult novel. It wasn’t until many years later
that I decided to resurrect my love for writing and pursue it as a serious
career.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day
like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to
write?
I am at home with my son
every day while my wife works. I get about three hours of work in during his
nap, and then I work most nights, usually running the clock from 6:30 until
close to midnight. I do most of my writing on Thursday nights at the local
coffee shop where I do writing meetings with my good friend. I also do huge
bursts of writing during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org). I am
trying to get into the habit of writing every day, but it’s been hard as I’ve
been devoting most of my time and energy into building up The Crossover
Alliance publishing company.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I tend to know the
ending of all my stories before I even begin them.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher. Then a writer.
Then an interior designer. I even wanted to get into game design at one point,
but I eventually returned to my original passion of writing.
Anything additional you want to share with the
readers?
If you’re looking for
out-of-the-box Christian fiction, please check out my publishing company, The
Crossover Alliance. Most of my writing can be found through them, and I have
another series I will be bringing over to the Crossover in the coming months.
Links:
Thanks for being here today, David!

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