Book Title: Seven Threads: A Book of Short Stories
Author: Jason Atkinson
Category: Adult Fiction, 151 pages
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: July 4 , 2017
Content Rating: PG
In this collection of seven short stories from Jason Atkinson, follow a man accused of murder, a runaway girl on a train, a scientist at the heart of a government conspiracy, and more! Full of twists and turns, Seven Threads offers a selection of fast-paced stories full of heart and excitement.
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Jason Atkinson lives in the Midwest with his wife and son. With a love of writing, this is his 3rd book but first book in the fiction category. Short stories are easy to digest and yet, this book still provides all the joys for the long haul reader. Jason wrote keeping every reader in mind when creating this piece and hopes you enjoy it as much as he did when writing it.
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Q: How do you balance your time when writing?
A: The balancing act used to be easy for me. Once upon a time it was just my wife and me, but now, I have a toddler running around, whom I cannot bear to stay away from because of how precious he is to me. I struggle sometimes pulling myself away so I can write, but I know that if I don’t, I will fall behind, or worse, just lose interest in the story I am working on. I have to stay committed. So I make sure at least 3 or 4 times per week I am solely devoting myself to approximately 1,000 words per session. At least then I can say I did something that would help my progress.
Q: Which story of the Seven is your favorite, and why?
A: The first story I wrote in this book is “The Gentle Man,” which coincidentally is also the first story you can read. This story was how the entire book got started in the first place and was also the most interesting for me to write. If other readers out there are like me, they will read this story and find themselves immersed in a movie just like I was when I wrote it. I think that is a part of why writing is so enjoyable for me. I don’t just get to write the stories, but I also get to experience first hand what they look like in my imagination.
Q: What is your next project?
A: My next project is currently underway. It will be a novel comprised of short stories. Each story will be its own spin on the overall book using different characters' perspectives to show the reader what is going on. Typically, a book would be from one or two characters' perspectives or just from a third person narrative. I intend to shake that up a little and use each story to tell different tales about the same “thing” that is occurring in this town.
I’d give away more details, but I don’t want to spoil it! I am very excited about this book and its potential. All I can say extra is that it is based in a town within the U.S. and has a sci-fi feel to it.
Q: Do you have a profession besides writing?
A: I do; amazingly publishing books isn’t a get rich quick type of deal! I actually have a career in Operations with a company based out of California, even though I am located in Iowa. I get to work from home and sometimes travel to work with different clients and because of that, I can soak in the new surroundings that I encounter and apply them to my imagination when writing stories for people like you.
Q: There are plenty of fiction books out there; what makes yours so special?
A: I realize that in this great big world that there are those who read a lot, and those only only read small portions. This book stands apart because it fits both audiences. My book of short stories is split into parts. Each story has parts that make up the entire story. If a reader wishes to read an entire story at once, she can. If another reader wants to digest smaller sections without getting lost – he can! It’s great.
Plus, my stories are just fun to read and have twists and turns all their own. Each story is unique, so you are bound to find a few favorites to read over and over again.
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