Book Title: Seven Threads: A Book of Short Stories
Author: Jason Atkinson
Category: Adult Fiction, 151 pages
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: July 4 , 2017
Tour dates: July 10 to 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG
In this collection of seven short stories from Jason Atkinson, follow a man accused of murder, a runaway girl on a train, a scientist at the heart of a government conspiracy, and more! Full of twists and turns, Seven Threads offers a selection of fast-paced stories full of heart and excitement.
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Meet the Author:
Jason Atkinson lives in the Midwest with his wife and son. With a love of writing, this is his 3rd book, but first book in the fiction category. Short stories are easy to digest, and yet, this book still provides all the joys for the long haul reader. Jason write for everyone in mind when creating this piece and hopes you will enjoy it as much as he did when writing it.
Q: What made you write a book about these 7 stories?
A: Each story in this book has an emphasis on something sad, or negative. In a way, I wrote these stories so that the people reading could connect on a more realistic level to the characters in the stories.
At the same time, each story doesn’t end in the same way it begins. There is hope found in the pages. A hope that tells us that human kind on a whole can be gentle and caring. that people, at the end of the day, do matter.
Each story is unique and tells it’s own tale, but by the time you finish the book you will have seen compassion and care drip from the pages and hopefully, it will change the way the reader looks at their own life, just as it did with mine as I wrote it them.
Q: Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
A: Certainly. There have been a few times where writers block has crept up on me and tried to shut me down for a while. I am still unaware of how it shows up, but getting past it has been getting easier and easier. For me, it has revolved around what I do in my life outside of writing, whether it is the people I speak to, things I watch, other things I read etc.
I can be a visual learner at times; so being able to watch a show or movie, and then translate that in my words has helped me tremendously with overcoming what to say or how to say it on paper. Just as other books have helped me see the ways in which other writers describe situations has helped me when tackling my own descriptive behaviors. Short stories can be a challenge though because of a word limitation – but I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and have found it to be my favorite approach to writing.
Q: Do you write every day?
A: I would love to say yes, I write everyday and for hours on end! Sadly though, this is not the case. I do make it a goal to write something, even if only a few hundred words at a time, but this can be a challenge with being a husband, father, full time employee and trying to have a social life somewhere in there too.
Q: Which story of the Seven is your favorite, and why?
A: The first story I wrote in this book is “The Gentle Man”, which coincidentally is also the first story you can read. This story was how the entire book got started in the first place, and was also the most interesting for me to write. If other readers out there are like me, they will read this story and find themselves immersed in a movie just like I was when I wrote it. I think that is a part of why writing is so enjoyable for me. I don’t just get to write the stories, but I also get to experience first hand what they look like in my imagination.
Q: What is your next project?
A: My next project is currently underway. It will be a novel comprised of short stories. Each story will be it’s own spin on the overall book using different characters perspectives to show the reader what is going on. Typically, a book would be from one or two characters perspectives or just from a third person narrative. I intend to shake that up a little and use each story to tell different tales about the same “thing” that is occurring in this town.
I’d give away more details, but I don’t want to spoil it! I am very excited about this book and it’s potential. All I can say extra is that it is based in a town within the U.S. and has a sci-fi feel to it.
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