Interview with Dennis Scheel, Author of Rejecting Destiny
01 Sep 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, Rejecting Destiny?
It follows our hero Denida, who hopes to resurrect his son. He traverses the underworlds to free them from the Darkness and the Devil agrees to help, as long as Denida promises to reunite him with his estranged love and son.
Meanwhile, Nina’s grief compels her to seek revenge on the demon, Jack, whoa bid to take over Earth. Both stories intertwine as the two face greater foes and fatal situations that threaten to ruin them forever. Can it be achieved, or have they met their end?
I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it for you.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I always had stories raging around in my head. I had 40% of Rejecting Destiny’s story in my head for 19 years. I tried to write the series many times over the years, but couldn’t bring the books to completion. In 2014 I had an accident that left me paralyzed on my right side from toe to face. After I trained my way back I tried once more, and finally succeeded.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Charmed life is a clear number one, the whole series.
The Giver is a second, amazing book.
Darkly dreaming Dexter is third, great series. Books are better than the TV series.
The Three-body problem.
My fifth, which is only down here because it is unpublished, but hopefully it will be someday, so others can experience it
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask
Unfortunately, Diane Wynne Jones is no longer alive, but I wish I could ask her about the ending for her ‘Chrestomani’ series.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I like to think of it as going on a journey with your characters.
What is a typical day like for you?
Sitting next to a sleeping cat and typing away, heh.
What scene from Rejecting Destiny was your favorite to write?
I had a few but the final chapter in the book, chapter 45, was probably my top favorite.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Don’t trust words, trust actions.
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