Interview with Christopher Laird, Author of "Origins"
Reading and Writing Addiction was able to catch up with Chris Laird, Author of “Origins” for an interview. We are excited to share this insightful interview today with our readers.
When did you first discover that you enjoy writing and wanted to become a published author?
When I was around 8 years old. At first I enjoyed creating movie scripts and having the kids in the neighborhood do short movies with my camcorder. I then transitioned to writing stories when I was 15.
What is your favorite and the most challenging aspect of writing?
Is the ability to become creative. I believe the challenge is that making the story original, make sense, and for people to thoroughly enjoy.
Tell us about your latest release.
My latest novel is Origins. It is my first book. It is a science fiction thriller about humans and aliens in a brutal war. The humans are losing and are about to be enslaved and killed. The war revolves around an ancient artifact that the alien race is after. Whoever gets hold of it first is in for something they have no comprehension. The story is a Indiana Jones/Star Trek type of adventure.
What do you hope readers are able to get from reading your story?
That they enjoy themselves when they read my books. And that they can immerse themselves in a thrilling story and they can separate themselves from the real world for just a few moments.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Franklin Dixon, Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Alistar Renyolds, Dan Simmons.
Do you have any advice for writers looking to get published?
Always continue to improve at your craft. Also, look into options for self-publishing and creating ebooks if the traditional route is not working. Most importantly, market yourself as much as you can.