1. What am I working on now?
The Two Worlds of Billy Callahan. 12 year-old Billy inadvertently connects to an ancient “Orb”, left on Earth millions of years ago by a previous civilization that colonized the planet. They ruin the environment, and flee Earth. Billy’s guide on his journey places him into a coma-like status, and makes him watch how it all unfolded. His guide tells him that when he awakens, he must warn people that history is repeating, and mankind must take action or face a similar fate. Do you think we will heed the warning? Yea, me neither!
2. How it fits in Cli-fi?
Fracking, air pollution, etc.
3. Why do I write what I do?
My company keeps track of bad guys who wear GPS ankle bracelets in Northeast Ohio. We also install breathalyzers in cars for people convicted of multiple DUIs. I like to think that I’m saving Ohioans during the day, and saving the Earth at night. Might as well aim high! We can’t continue to dump poisons in the air, ground, and water and assume there won’t be any consequences.
I write for personal reasons too. My descendants won’t know much about me. They won’t know I was a long suffering Cleveland sports fan, or that I liked Stevie Wonder and Pink Floyd, but they will be able to look on the shelf and read about what contribution I tried to make to this world.
4. The process
I write at night and on weekends. Trying to mix work, family time, and writing is tough. If I can write 1,000 words a day, I’m a happy man. It doesn’t always work out that way. I’ve never used an outline. I usually think of the ending of my stories first, then work my way through the plot points to get there. I try to read a book from the list of cli-fi authors on this site as often as possible. I admire your hard work and well written stories.