Interview with E.A. Chance, Author of Solar Fury

14 Jul 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, Solar Fury?

This is a project I’ve been excited about and researching for several years. I’m a huge space geek and devoted Sci-fi fan, but I wanted to write a story about an event that could happen in the real world. While the odds of the kind of event that takes place in Solar Fury are minuscule, it is possible.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve loved to read since I was very young, and I developed a passion for writing when I was ten years old, but it was a high school English teacher who encouraged me to follow my dream to become a writer. While it took many years for me to pursue a full-time writing career, I’ve never regretted it. Writing is my passion, and I feel fortunate to have a profession where I can live that passion.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

There are so many that it’s hard to choose, but I would say:

1. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Favorite childhood book.) 2. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier 3. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin 4. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini 5. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

I think I would have to go with Stephen King. My first question would be: How did you deal with “Imposter Syndrome” in your early career, and do you still grapple with it today?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love creating the worlds and characters I envision in my head on paper. The process is thrilling for me, and I wish I could do it every moment of every day.

What is a typical day like for you?

I go for a five or six-mile walk most mornings to get me creative juices flowing, then go home to complete all the usual mundane morning tasks we all have before heading upstairs to my office to write. I average six hours of writing each day, but I’ve had as many as twelve when I was on a deadline.

What scene from Solar Fury was your favorite to write?

That’s an easy one, the scene when the massive CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) strikes and the world is turned on its head.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I live by the idea that if I believe in myself, put in the work, and eliminate the words “I can’t” from my vocabulary, I will achieve my dreams. I use mediation, affirmations, and visualizations to help keep me on track.

E.A. Chance is the author of the new book Solar Fury.

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