Today we, here in Alli's World, have the pleasure of hosting a guest post written by author Julian Rosado-Machain. Reading his guest post about the book and his background got me excited about his book The Cypher! I hope you enjoy his post.
And a HUGE thank you to Julian for stopping by today!
A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world. Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology. Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we've driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance. To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future and to unlock the future they need a cypher.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guardians Inc.
Before writing Book 1: The Cypher, I had already developed all story and character arcs for the whole series, and what I wanted to explore on each book. This process took about two years.
The Ending of the Series is already written.
Each book seeds the next books, so things, enemies and storylines will appear and reappear all over in the complete series.
There are allusions and "Tips o' the hat" to many books, writers and movies I admire seeded throughout the Books. From The Jungle Book to The Last Starfighter. Most of them are done quite openly, even referenced by name, but some are very cryptic.
Guardians Inc. relies heavily on historic figures and events. I research thoroughly before referencing a place or an event.
The same applies to technology, I do try to do as much research as I can before writing about technology. (although, like Thomas, theoretical physics are beyond my full understanding!)
One of the evil characters in Cypher: THE MAN IN THE TRENCHCOAT, got its own interactive book app for the ipad as an illustrated children's book.
ALL storylines will get closure. I promise.
As time progresses in the story and Thomas gets older, dangers, moral dilemmas, and romantic situations will get rougher, tougher and more... romantic!
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Julian Rosado-Machain has enjoyed pizza in three continents, BA in Graphic Design, worked building armored vehicles, handcrafted alebrijes, owned a restaurant and swears that he has seen at least one ghost. A Mexico City native he now lives in San Diego, California and enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
Guardians Inc. The Cypher is the first book in a series that describes the creatures and powers that live in the world within our world.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Julian Rosado-Machain
English is not my native language, all the books are edited by a professional editor.
I can't write in Spanish! I did try I swear...
I've stopped trying to explain to my friends or people I meet what Guardians Inc. is about. Since it has mythology, fantasy, alternate history and Science Fiction I was told many times that I sounded like a crazy person.
I have two older brothers, one is a sci-fi fan, the other is a fantasy hard-core fan, both tried to convert me to their ways... I ended up right in the middle.
I rely heavily on the opinion of a couple of friends to finalize the first draft of each book and on my editor to help me fix all those grammar problems and other stuff,- Like run on sentences...
I am unabashedly, irrevocably, uninequibably a cat person.
I spell wrong and create words all the time... I even say them wrong some times.
The first book I read in English was Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Princess of Mars. The first book I read when I fully understood English was the same.
I was born in Washington D.C. in the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. I have an American birth certificate, but I can't be a U.S. Citizen because my dad was in a diplomatic mission in the U.S. so both countries consider me as being born inside Mexican embassy grounds AKA Mexico.
Yes it is complicated and I'm quite confused about it too.