Susan and A Dream to Die For will be in Marlborough, MA for the 8th Annual IPNE Independent Publishers and Authors Conference. Stop by and see them!
Susan will also be part of a panel presentation along with Kathryn Guare, author of the Virtuosic Spy series. Panel time TBD.
Today is the day! My interview with Linda’s Book Obsession and her review of A Dream to Die For comes out today. You can read the entire review here and read my interview here. Below are some excerpts.
From Linda’s Book Obsession’s review:
“There are a mystical feel and magical essence in this story. At times it is difficult to tell reality from fantasy. I would recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy an unusual mystery.”
From my Interview with Linda’s Book Obsession:
“Did you have to do research for your book? How did you do it?
Even though A Dream to Die For is fiction, I did have to do quite a lot of research, mainly on the technical aspects of virtual reality, which plays a big part in the book. I am a complete novice when it comes to technology, so I needed a lot of help. I connected with a young man from my hometown who was working at a virtual reality start-up and over many emails he explained the technical details behind creating digital images that seem to come to life with the help of a set of goggles like Oculus Rift. I also went to several Meet Ups to try out virtual reality myself. I was the only woman and only person over 40 at the meetings, which made me realize that digital technology is still a “boy’s only” field.
I used the internet to learn about holograms and various other augmented reality devices, as well as ways scientists are actually beginning to see images of people’s dreams when they are sleeping. Kind of creepy!”