Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?
Raymond F. Klein: Taking chapter one, editing it down and making it chapter two. And then writing a prologue.
Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?
Raymond F. Klein: Not many.
Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: The idea for the story came to me in a song that was on the radio as I was driving home one day.
Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?
Raymond F. Klein: Someone who is a fan of Douglas Adams and the short lived TV show Firefly.
Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: Very little. I did research some of the space science though.
Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?
Raymond F. Klein: It was very important especially for me since this is my first attempt at a novel.
Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?
Raymond F. Klein: The shootout scene after the antique store heist. I re-wrote that a couple of times. I really wanted to get the pacing down correctly.
Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
Raymond F. Klein: I think the only similarity to me is the humor I gave me characters.
Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: Well, I started it around 2007 but I would write for about two months then put it down for six months. Then write for three months put it down for two. That went on for a while then in 2016 worked on it full time. Well, in between my regular job of course.
Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: It’s the name of the police agency my characters work for.
Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?
Raymond F. Klein: Of course we would! He has a talking Doberman.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?
Raymond F. Klein: “Great job guys!”
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING PROCESS LIKE? ARE YOU MORE OF A PLOTTER OR A PANTSER?
Raymond F. Klein: I guess more of a plotter. I had a lot of the plot down before I started putting all the pieces together.
Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?
Raymond F. Klein: Music in the background.
Romelia: IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A SPIN-OFF ABOUT A SIDE CHARACTER, WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?
Raymond F. Klein: Eugene Mitchell the undercover narcotics detective.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Raymond F. Klein: Dean Koontz. Just love the way that guy puts a story together.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: I usually write when the inspiration hits me.
Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: Nope!
Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?
Raymond F. Klein: A cold beer.
Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?
Raymond F. Klein: I actually didn’t. I was just so pleased with myself for completing it that I just sat there thinking, “I did this.”
Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?
Raymond F. Klein: None at the moment.
Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?
Raymond F. Klein: I found a doctor with my name. Then scrolled wayyyyy down and found me and my books Amazon page.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR KRYPTONITE AS A WRITER?
Raymond F. Klein: I did have a little writers block. But got over it.
Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.
Raymond F. Klein: Too numerous to list. I’m a pretty humorous guy! Well, I think I am. Friends usually just roll their eyes when I say goofy things.
Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.
Raymond F. Klein: Well, I live in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Which is about thirty minutes north of Tampa. I presently work for the ABC TV affiliate in Tampa, WFTS. I’ve been in the television industry now for about twenty years. There are a lot of things that I hate about the world. But, I guess the big thing would be the stupidity of the human race
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