Interview with writer and author Arthur M. Doweyko

Today’s
special guest is Arthur M. Doweyko.
He’s chatting with me about his sci-fi fantasy collection of stories, My Shorts.
Bio:
Arthur
has authored 100+ scientific publications, invented novel 3D drug design
software, and shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery
of Sprycel, a new anti-cancer drug. He writes hard science fiction and fantasy.

His debut novel, Algorithm,
which is a story about DNA and the purpose of humanity, garnered a 2010 Royal
Palm Literary Award (RPLA) and was published by E-Lit Books in October 2014.
His second novel, As Wings Unfurl, a
story of guardian angels that are not angels, forbidden love, and the secret
fate of humankind, took 1st place as best pre-published science
fiction novel of the year at the 2014 RPLA competition and was published in
2016 by Red Adept Publishing.

Many
of his short stories have been honored as finalists in RPLA competitions, as
well as achieving Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the
Future Contests. A collection of 13 of his shorts has been recently published
as My Shorts. His current project is Wind in Trees, a story about the last
creature with a human brain, and what it means to be human in a
post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems to be. Wind in Trees was recently honored with
a 2016 RPLA awardi

He lives in Florida with his wife Lidia, teaches college chemistry, and happily
wanders the beaches when not jousting with aliens.

Please tell us about your current
release.
My Shorts is a compilation of 13 short stories
which include award-winning titles. These stories will remind the reader of Rod
Serling’s Twilight Zone as well as the hard science fiction of Arthur C. Clarke
and Isaac Asimov.
What inspired you to write this book?
I enjoy the
“what if” concept which is intrinsic to each story. Science fiction and fantasy
work best under such an umbrella, especially when the question reflects the
wonders of human nature and imagination.
What exciting story are you working on
next?
Current
project is Wind in Trees, a
novel-length manuscript which focuses on Henry Wind In Trees, a Lakota Sioux
native American who is also a cyborg. The world has been devastated by what
appeared to be a natural disaster which resulted in the death of all human
beings, except Henry. Henry sets out to discover what really happened.
This novel
has already bee recognized with an award from the 2016 Royal Palm Literary
competition (Florida) and a five –star rating by Readers Favorite. At this time,
it is being shopped to agents and publishers.
When did you first consider yourself a
writer?
As long as I
could remember I’ve been spinning yarns. In high school I passed around short
stories in trig class. My first real published work was the 2 volume Algorithm,
a science fiction adventure about our origins based on real science and real
events.
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?
Most of my
time is spent writing. I also teach college chemistry.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
I rarely
write a story if I know what’s going to happen.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
A chemist,
and that came true. My second choice was an artist…which also came true.
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