Author Interview – Laura Woodswalker

My Writer's Journey

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How would you describe your story in one sentence?

Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla sent a message to Mars…what happened when they answered?

*What inspired you to write your story/characters/theme?

The protagonist himself. Nikola Tesla invented the modern electrical system, so he is practically the father of the “industrial age”. He also had an otherworldly side. He reported visions of “beings of light”, and believed that he had received a message from extraterrestrials on his radio equipment. When I read his story, I thought “this is a science fiction story that practically writes itself”.

And yet until recently this man’s name was in no schoolbooks and nobody had even heard of him. Those who did, tended to dismiss him as a ‘crackpot’.  Very few authors had written serious novels with Tesla as a protagonist. His story just cried out to be written. I wanted to get inside his head; see what…

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