Author Guest Post With Solitaire Parke

Solitaire Parke has kindly agreed to guest post here about his work, and share his inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of his newest release, Vengeance of the Wolf.

 About The Author:

I have been avidly consuming books of all kinds, but especially Science Fiction books since I was twelve years old. It was the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, that really inspired me to become a writer. His style of writing spoke to me and evoked a passion for the written word. Throughout my life I have acquired a degree in Music Theory, a Masters in Photography and spent a decade and a half in Graphic and Web Design, but my love of writing never let up. I am currently pursuing my dream of becoming a full-time Author. I have written books ranging from Horror/Thriller to Science Fiction as well as Metaphysical and Poetry.
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 Guest Post:
My Inspiration For Becoming A Writer –
When I was twelve years old, I got very sick.  Sick enough to put me in the hospital for two months.  Needless to say, forcing a child to lie in bed for that long isn’t exactly easy.  I was sick, but I was even more bored.  My father began bringing books in grocery bags, and took out the time to teach me to speed read.  That was one of the biggest turning points of my life.  With every single book, my speeds increased and over the next eight weeks, I consumed everything he brought and was asking for more.  The very first book I read though had an even more profound effect on me.  It showed me a world that on Earth wouldn’t be possible, but moreover it showed me I could create any world I so desired at any time I wished.  The possibilities were virtually endless and…here’s the important part…I could do it no matter where I was or how sick I got.  The Author’s name was Edgar Rice Burroughs and the book was A Princess of Mars.  I gobbled up every book in that series and then went on to read his Venus series and all of his novels with Tarzan.  In the last week before I left the hospital, my father brought me the book “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.  It occurred to me that I had the method for how.  Bram Stoker’s style of letters, telegrams and various forms of long distance communications opened yet another door of perception.  Details given throughout his book, without immediate total disclosure gives the reader a sense of anxiety that keeps you on the edge of your seat and a strong urge to keep reading.  I had to find a way to produce these effects in what I wrote too.   Armed with the six deadly questions; who, what, why, where, when and how, I began to write and my love for it has never wavered.  I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Solitaire Parke
 Vengeance of the Wolf:

Title: Vengeance of the Wolf

Author: Solitaire Parke
Publication Date:February 23, 2012

Detective John Yardley and FBI agent, Frank Williams are on a quest. They are determined to stop a manipulative, unknown mass murderer, whose targets seem to be specific politicians in a bizarre and maniacal killing spree…one that draws them into a world of dreams and nightmares beyond their wildest imaginations. Awaiting them are unbelievable terrors, chilling twists and turns, and a scope of destruction that they would never have believed possible.

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Happy reading until next time!