The Wild & Zany Galactic Adventures of Commander Zhang & Lieutenant Simon, Soul Mates who Incarnate on Earth and Save the World
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- Author's Name: Vegastarchild584
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About the Author:
Hello! I am an attorney, energy healer and Reiki Master, a Soul Mate M/M Romance enthusiast and a published author of 3 novels including my latest release, The Wild & Zany Galactic Adventures of Commander Zhang and Lieutenant Simon, Soul Mates who Incarnate on Earth and Save the World - a funny, zany, yet highly spiritual soul mate romance based on the real-life drama of popular Chinese actor/model/singer Zhang Zhehan who was recently blacklisted and his Word of Honor CoStar, successful actor/model Simon Gong Jun.
I am also published under the pen name A.E. Kendall and those works include The Quartermaster & the Marquis Son and Alain & the Duke both part of the Clash at Sea series about soul mate pirates, dukes & lords.
I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, collaborating on new projects and making people laugh.
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- Genre: Sci Fi Soul Mate (M/M) Romance Metaphysical adventure
Titles of All Books:
The Wild & Zany Galactic Adventures of Commander Zhang & Lieutenant Simon, Soul Mates who Incarnate on Earth and Save the World by Vegastarchild584
Alain & the Duke: A Clash at Sea Series novella by A.E. Kendall
The Quartermaster & the Marquis' Son, Clash at Sea Series Book 1 by A.E. Kendall
- 1. Did you love reading books when you were little? Why or why not?: I do all on account of my mother who would pile us all on the bus and take my siblings and I to the huge and beautiful public library in downtown Honolulu when we were in grade school. She would let us borrow as many books as we each could carry. These are some of my fondest moments even now.
- 2. At what age did you start reading books? What were your best memories of that time?: Someone in my house was always reading - whether an older brother or my parents. So we were encouraged to broaden our minds from the time we were very little. Thus, we were never bored growing up. My best memories of reading are the sense of independence I developed from the many books of all types my parents kept around the house. There were plenty of children's books, full encyclopedias, college level dictionaries, novels, non-fiction and of course newspapers available in our humble home.
- 3. What was the first book you loved reading? Why?: I loved S.E. Hinton's The Outsider's followed by Rumble Fish. This book really had a huge impact on me in middle school. I never knew such characters could exist-- orphaned teenagers with strong brotherly love, gangs, poverty, and struggle. It made me desire to craft my own stories about similar characters soon after and I haven't really stopped writing since.
- 4. When did you first think about writing your first book? Why?: I began writing novels when I was 12 years old because of other books that I read that spurred my own imagination. S.E. Hinton's The Outsider's and Rumble Fish were just a few that my middle school friends and I were reading. We would talk about the characters and what we wanted to see them do differently or put them in different scenarios.
- 5. What was the greatest obstacle you've encountered when you were writing your book? What made you overcome it?: Trying to push myself when I don't feel like writing. Traditionalists will tell you writing is something you have to practice at. To some extent that is true but for me, the best material comes when it flows through me and I allow it. Writing then becomes painless and can be wildly entertaining.
6. What pieces of advice can you give aspiring authors? What worked for you?:
Just keep writing. Find a good program or writing platform to organize your thoughts as they come. I wrote my latest novel on an iPhone13Max using the Note App. While without many features of a traditional program or app such as scrivener, I found that sometimes you just need a place to put your thoughts and whatever comes to you down. I would be driving sometimes and whole pieces of dialogues and scenes would start to flow. I didn't have my laptop available but I had my phone and that ensured that I didn't lose it as it came.
Also, it's very helpful to take classes and vet your writing to others in a supportive environment. You can also become familiar with others writing styles and how sentences can flow or how a scene can be developed in a way that may differ from your own. It's always a good thing to keep learning and honing your craft.
- 7. Who are the authors or what are the books that had the greatest influence in your own writing? Why?: Gordon Merrick's Forth into Light which I read when I was about 17 or 18 years old. This book was very sweeping as well as very emotional (quite sad as there was a lot of angst in it) and told the story of two lovers with different views on life. I was fascinated with their relationship and how they struggled to handle their sometimes irreconcilable differences. Also, Barbara Marciniak's Bringer's of the Dawn where she channels the Pleiadeans, Sheldon Nidle's You are Becoming a Galactic Human where he channels the Sirians, and Dr. Suzanne Lie who channels both. These perspective provide such hope for humanity and have colored my own views on the world that some may find different than the average human.
8. What are your current or future writing plans? What can readers further expect from you?:
I have a few projects currently in the works including collaborating with a wonderful Japanese artist. I am also working on additional chapters as the sequel to my new release. I also am going back to my other series Clash at Sea which is about soul mates who are pirates and nobles from completely different worlds and how they navigate that hurdle during a time when not only social status was an issue but loving, committed relationships between people of the same sex was considered a hanging offense.
I am also working on some social media offerings including doing short stories, reading selected chapters and other fun stuff.
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