Thursday, November 12, 2015

Interview with Sloane Lewis for The Rosicrucian

Come and join me as I talk with author Sloane Lewis about his book The Rosicrucian on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Book Summary:

In the modern day city of Basra, Iraq, investigative journalist Cole Jacobs stumbles onto the soon to be famous Basra Stone. Not wanting to rest on his laurels after the success of his first book about an antediluvian culture, Cole jumps at the chance to be embedded with Atlas Global's security initiative. While recovering many relics and artifacts that were stolen during the Iraq War, Cole and his photographer Evan Floyd serendipitously uncover the Basra Stone. Once deciphered by the incomparable Neely Roberts, they find it will have historical, religious and political ramifications for the world and send our heroes on an unfathomable journey that stretches across time.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Helm Publishing (July 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985048816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985048815
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

About The Author:

I remember the spark, that first electric tickling in the back of my Lizard brain that states I want to tell stories, No I Need to tell stories.  Like many writers, Film Makers, Musicians, Artist Etc., I have been inspired by many  creative genius', but I clearly can recall the ignition of the flame that would be my Persistence of Vision.  

I was a young boy, only 6 years of age and I had recently seen Star Wars at my local Library with some family friends.  (I know kids, this was even before the VHS and BETA's battle for supremacy. What's Beta and VHS?   Ask your Parents kids.)

 My mother took me to see Empire Strikes back in the theater and lo and behold a Wookie approached us.  My palms instantly clammed up, sweat protruded from every pore and I didn't know what to do when this gargantuan beast wrapped his arms around my mother, my life line. He could have easily crushed her.  Right? I panicked, but merely for a short spell as he just gave my mom a huge hug and then all I could think was..."Man that's cool.  My mother knows a Wookie."  
Of course it had been one of her high school students dressed in a Wookie costume, but the Movie started and I was hooked and all that went through my head as I watched this movie blow my mind was how can I create Worlds?

I was drawn to movies, which translated into comic books, novels and any story I could get a hold of.  I clawed my way through the ranks of production, starting in the film Industry as a Production Assistant and in the Locations department.  

At that time I would  do anything that would get me close to a film set from Locations, to production to catering and honestly that still holds true, to this day.  You need a PA?  If I'm not busy (Rare these days) I'll help you make your film.  

I was able to move to Los Angeles, thanks to For Stars Catering, who I worked with on a few shows.  I like to cook, but waking up at 3 AM sucks and half the time I was still up from the night before.  I Just wanted to say, sorry Gary, but it made me reach Los Angeles, the Mecca of Film making.  High five across the Interwebs For stars Catering.

After many years of production work, I finally got accepted into The Director's Guild of America as a Second Assistant Director and over the years I have had a few screenplays optioned by Studios, but sadly none have been produced.  

I wished for a story of mine to reach the masses, because all these stories are jumbled in my brain and I must release them.  This little Gem "The Rosicrucian" had been teetering on my cerebral cortex for ten years or so, but just became too large to be a movie and I thought the perfect form for the story would be a novelization.  

I literally have too many stories to write down, causing me to think I need a sweat shop of writers to do my bidding, Pronto!  First off I like to joke around, of course a sweat shop of writers would be so hard to maintain.  

I'm just saying there is plenty more where "The Rosicrucian" came from.

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