Friday, April 28, 2023

Q&A with Patrick Chiles

From my Q&A with Patrick Chiles, author of Escape Orbit (Book 2 of 2: Eccentric Orbits):
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I like the title a lot, it’s punchy and uses actual spaceflight terminology to hint at what happens in the story, the same way Frozen Orbit did. It also implies an urgency, a need to get away from something, which is an underlying theme. My main POV character, Traci Keene, is driven to find her lost crewmate, Jack Templeton, out at the far reaches of the solar system. In the meantime she isn’t happy with developments at home, which are pushing her to get away. Not to give up too much, but it’s obvious from the cover (which is awesome) that Jack may have stumbled onto something quite strange which promises to take them both even deeper into space.

What's in a name?

I didn’t...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue