Greetings one and all, and a hearty thank-you to my kind host and 4 Wills Publishing!
In this first blog tour stop, I’d like to introduce myself and the Ace Carroway series. It’s no use railing against the inevitable. It’s got to be done or else people will be lost. Here to help me is my fake interviewer, Mr. Bigg Faquir, abbreviated herein as “FAQ.” He looks a little bit like Boris Karloff in a turban.
GW: Greetings, Mr. Faquir.
FAQ: Tell us little bit about yourself.
GW: I’m a bloke. He/him. I live in the dry part of Washington State.
FAQ: That’s it? That’s the “elevator pitch?” You’re not very good at back-cover blurbs, I take it.
GW: All right, I’ll try harder. I’m a professor of astrophysics at Washington State University, specializing in galaxy evolution, especially the creation and distribution of the various chemical elements.
FAQ: Moving on, then. Do you have any training as a writer?
GW: Nope! Just what I gleaned in school to start. In my day job I write a lot, but it’s technical writing. As soon as I started contemplating publishing fiction for general consumption, I had to learn a huge amount in a short time. I joined several writer’s groups, bought self-help books, and found a couple of support groups online. It’s a good thing I like learning, because creative writing and technical writing are worlds apart.
GW: Gryffindor. Subcategory Neville Longbottom, of course.
FAQ: Naturally. What are your books about? Ace sounds like a card in a poker game more than astrophysics.
GW: Cecilia “Ace” Carroway has a sense of humor, but she’s not really a card. She is an actual Ace, though, in the sense of having downed more than five enemy planes in the Great War. She’s a very well-educated young woman, clearly destined to be a hero. The books are about the adventures of Ace Carroway and her five associates as they travel the world, solving mysteries and fighting crime.
FAQ: The way you said that, it sounds a little corny.
GW: It’s pulp fiction, or at least has that flavor. Think wild plots with exaggerated characters. It’s written for teens, so it’s clean, but I’m finding that older readers appreciate a fast, clean read, too.
FAQ: What’s the setting?
GW: 1920s. But it’s not quite the earth we know. It’s altered from true history. It’s got airships, undiscovered lands, and the status of women is a little higher than the actual.
FAQ: How many books are out?
FAQ: More on the way?
GW: I’ve drafted seven. Erm. They’re short.
FAQ: Good grief. When do you find time to do all that?
GW: That’s seasonally dependent and day job dependent. The short answer is, for the most part, the hour or two before I go to bed. Editing takes a lot longer than writing the first draft. The turtle wins the race, as they say.
FAQ: Is seven the end? When are you going to stop?
GW: Well, the story arc, such as it is, wraps up in about ten. I’ll evaluate whether to write more after Darko Dor gets some comeuppance.
FAQ: Darko Dor is a character? List your characters.
GW: Stick with me through the week. The remainder of the blog tour is a tour of the characters. One character per day.
FAQ: Is it time for the limerick, yet?
GW: Yes. Each stop on the tour concludes with a limerick.
Ace and her crew never shrink
From danger, and never rethink
The rash high speed chase
Or risky crime case.
Their motto could be “never blink.”
Join Ace Carroway and her motley gang of associates as they travel the world, solving mysteries and fighting crime.
In ACE CARROWAY and the GREAT WAR, sixteen-year-old Cecilia Carroway lies about her age and joins the war effort as a pilot. She earns her Ace nickname over France, but is forced down behind enemy lines. Escape plans are imperiled when Ace catches the attention of imperial minister Darko Dor.
Three years later, in ACE CARROWAY AROUND THE WORLD, Ace’s father dies in a hail of bullets in quiet Hyannis, Cape Cod. Lieutenant Drew Lucy is on the case, but it’s Ace Carroway at the top of his list of suspects.
In ACE CARROWAY and the HANDSOME DEVIL, Ace barely survives an assassination attempt at the hands of her old nemesis Darko Dor. Figuring the best defense is offense, she starts a detective agency in New York. Before the paint on the door dries, a new web of deception ensnares the rookie sleuths. Sudden romantic attention from a pair of handsome strangers is good, right?
The Adventures of Ace Carroway are available at many fine stores around the world.
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Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers when he decided on astrophysics for a day job. Whenever he temporarily escapes the gravitational pull of stars and galaxies, he writes fiction. He lives in Washington state with his violinist wife Diane. He likes cats and dogs and plays keyboards and bass guitar. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but once in a while he heeds the siren song of chocolate.
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