Interview with Zaayin Salaam MD, Author of With Love, From Planet B
06 Dec 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write With Love, From Planet B?
It started as a self-therapy “dystopian foresight” to deal with our denial of climate change, then became a deconstruction of religion and a spiritual evolution for myself. The spiral put it – Self in this book. This novel is a Spiral-Ritual (spiritual) manual of sorts. I truly went deep and chose only the most stable, accurate “knowings” and “insights” to put in the novel.
This book will elevate people’s consciousness even though they may not recognize it at the time. I know that’s a bold statement to make. But that’s how far I went, and how careful I was. The messages in this book were earned and learned.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Lesbian sci-fi spiritual – is a genre I hope develops. I like my books to have some deeper meanings, connect with reality, or at least invoke deeper feelings.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Channeled alien books (Law of One, The Hathors, Thoth), and spiritual non-fiction (Conversations with the Universe).
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
Each scene had its purpose and place and time. I removed many great scenes to cut the size down.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I find the right song and then play it on repeat… for days…
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Always be truthful even in my fiction, deliver truths to people. I don’t imagine dystopians for shock-value, but some dystopian futures I wrote about are already coming true. I try very hard to be truthful and accurate, even in fiction. So that people can trust me and relax, and let the deeper messages in.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
The Three Spiritual Diseases of Earthlings, and that we can cure them, and regain our lost senses.
Zaayin Salaam MD is the author of the new book With Love, From Planet B
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