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Monday, July 15, 2013

Author Interview – Ernest Dempsey


How did you develop your writing? I didn’t. It is still developing. But I constantly read other authors in my genres to see how they do things and take those elements and combine them into my own formula.

Where do you get your inspiration from? The Dream Rider came as a result of a sequence of nightmares I had over the course of a month, several years ago. The other books come from things I see in the world, mysteries that pique my interest. Then I just create a story about that mystery.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Publishing is easy. Writing is hard but once you have a disciplined system, it’s doable. Marketing, though. Jeez. I have a lot of trouble with that. I think because I don’t want to bother people.

What marketing works for you? Helping and teaching others.

Do you find it hard to share your work? Nope. I probably overshare. :)

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My family is super-supportive. My good friends are too. My girlfriend is the biggest support in my life.


When you wake up, does it seem like your dreams were real? Maybe they were.

Imagine if Stephanie Meyer and Suzanne Collins sat down together to write an up-tempo, action packed sci-fi thriller featuring terrifying nightmares, an evil emperor, a beautiful princess, and gladtiator games on another planet.

That’s The Dream Rider, the newest release from Ernest Dempsey, the author who brought you The Secret of the Stones and The Cleric’s Vault.

Falling from buildings, being attacked by terrifying strangers, and ghostly hands that strangle in the night are just some of the fears The Dream Rider must overcome.

Finn McClaren is an average college student, mediocre in every possible way, until one day, when strange men try to kill him. Finn wakes up in his dorm room to realize the whole thing was just a dream. Or was it?

The nightmares continue, forcing Finn to face his deepest fears until one night, he stops running and fights back. When he awakens, he is no longer in his dorm room, but on a strange planet on the other side of the galaxy.

After being arrested, Finn is thrust into an underground prison where the inmates are forced to fight to the death in the arena games. While there, he learns he has incredible powers, and of the true reason he has come to the alien world.

The Dream Rider is a fun, fast-paced, science fiction adventure that also asks serious questions about our fears, self-esteem, beliefs, and facing challenges in life.

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Genre –  Science Fiction

Rating – PG13

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Website http://ernestdempsey.net/


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