Interview with Beth Martin, Author of Memory Clear
in Author Interviews, eBook, News, Science Fiction
07 Apr 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Memory Clear?
I love the idea of memory manipulation and how our memories shape who we are as people. To play with this, I created a character who has forgotten tons of formative memories. As he uncovers his lost memories, he also discovers what kind of man he really is.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
I love reading thrillers and sci-fi novels, which are also genres I enjoy writing.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Too many to count! I typically pick up several books to read whenever I visit a Comic Con. Currently, I’m reading My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. The cover reminded me of another book I recently read, Meg Eden’s Post-High School Reality Quest, which I absolutely loved.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
There’s a scene where Dr. Sinclair breaks into a university chemistry lab, hoping to run an experiment. Instead, everything goes wrong. He ends up breaking a ton of equipment, knocking over the supply closet, and getting caught by campus security. Scenes in which I get to make more and more bad things happen to my characters are always a lot of fun to write.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I always wanted a pink bedroom as a kid. When I converted one of the rooms in my home to my office, I painted the walls pink.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
You can’t change the past. What’s done is done, so it’s best to accept it and move forward.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
My name! If you enjoy Memory Clear, I have six other sci-fi thriller novels you can read as well.
Beth Martin is the author of the new book Memory Clear
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