Interview with Hep Aldridge, Author of Revelations: Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds

26 May 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, Revelations: Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds?

Revelations picks up where Sunken Treasure Lost worlds ends. It is the second book in the Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds trilogy. Colt and the Risky Business Team find themselves confronted by new challenges and adversaries in their search for the Golden Library in Ecuador and the 1715 galleon off Florida’s Space Coast. Their discoveries only lead to more perplexing questions and unbelievable revelations. On their journey they find new allies in the most unlikely places. Danger confronts them and challenges their survival skills; they find themselves not knowing whom they can trust.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

Right now, there are two. Stephen King – On Writing and J. Frank Dobie – Coronado’s Children. Along with a scratch pad for Risky Business book 3 notes.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Pay attention in English class! I have developed a knack for storytelling but when it comes to putting stories on paper, that is a different thing. My writing skills require continual maintenance and upgrading! Writing has never been my strong suit and I sorely regret not mastering it at an earlier age.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Reading for pleasure. I have always loved to read but now between life’s challenges and my writing, when I read it is more for research than pleasure. Having said that, I will admit writing about things that you love and are truly interested in makes the research less of a chore than it could be.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Music! I love music, all kinds. If I am working outside, I always have music playing. When I write, I have music playing, only instrumental not vocals. New Age, classical, epic. The internet has an endless supply of music that helps me focus, inspires me and adds to my creative moments. Music says something to my soul. It can make me smile, bring joy to my heart, a tear to my eye and transport me to unbelievable places.

What scene in Revelations: Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds was your favorite to write?

That is hard to answer, I have a couple. The first chapter was very interesting to put together and plan how to ultimately tie it into the storyline. The smugglers confrontation was exciting and took an unexpected turn. The galleon scene toward the end of the book was technically challenging but fun. And who doesn’t like a good barroom brawl! I know you only asked for one, but asking a writer that question is like asking a person, which one of those potato chips in that bag did you like the best…

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