Interview with Jefferson Nunn, Author of Burning Mold

05 Nov 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Burning Mold?

For two years I was exposed to mold. I had no idea what it was during that time. Each new day during that period, I was having more pains and more problems. I went to the ER 11 times. I went to 37 different doctors. Only at the end of this two-year period did I discover that I had mold in my blood and in my body. It was a shocking discovery and I’m still recovering from this exposure. From this, I had the beginnings of an idea of this story.  

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Burning Mold, what would they be?

For Aries, I would pick “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” (Die Hard)

For Jean, I would pick “Rachel’s Song” (Blade Runner)

For Chad, I would pick “Halycon On and On” (Hackers)

For Cheryl, I would pick “Return to Sender” (Elvis)  

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

A fully armed and armored leviathan class battleship awakens from its slumber and finds the perfect being to helm the ship. Can this being and his motley crew avert a galactic war using this non-violent ship to sue for peace? Fans of Lexx and Eve Online will enjoy this Battleship Leviathan series.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I only read and write Science Fiction.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? Where did you write Burning Mold?

Every Sunday afternoon is my quiet / writing time. I spend an average of six hours just piecing together the world and characters and then writing the story. Each person has a “latch” that opens their own writing floodgates. For me, it was the “Save the Cat” book series. That one book made everything click for me. I was able to organize the characters and then write out the entire 3 book series over the course of about two years, six hours a week. That is how this story came into being.  

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

There is only one thing to always remember – Listen.  

Jefferson Nunn is the author of the new book Burning Mold

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