Reap the Whirlwind Blog Tour

March 25, 2014 Giveaways 2

Reap the Whirlwind Blog TourReap the Whirlwind by Robert Sells
Genres: Science Fiction
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Whitman Emerson had everything a man could want: a beautiful girlfriend, a growing recognition in literary circles, the respect of his peers, and more than enough money. Until he discovers his bank account has been depleted. A few days later he loses his job. Old friends who may have been able to help him either die, disappear or disown him. Everywhere he goes, he is watched by security cameras. Then he is arrested for child pornography.

Bourbon bottle in hand, he trudged to the door and opened it to red blinking lights of half a dozen police cars. He was pushed aside as black-suited officers forced themselves past him. Roughly grabbed by one of the officers, Whit listened as a detective recited his Miranda rights. Within moments he was handcuffed and led outside.

On the run from the law, Whit joins up a stuttering computer nerd, Rick, and his younger sister, Mary. The trio gradually put the puzzle pieces together and realize their lives and the lives of all humans have been subtly manipulated by a computer, a computer which controls all data… anywhere, from banks to hospitals to online games.

Interview with Robert Sells

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No. A pro football player, fireman, soldier, but never a writer. Ended up being a teacher and happy
with that choice.

At what age did you discover your love of writing?

About three years ago at the age of 62.

What was the first story that you wrote?

A magical horse and a forgotten princess took up ten handwritten pages nearly fifty years ago when
my younger sister was recuperating from a hip operation.

When were you first published? How were you discovered?

2012 and I was ‘discovered’ after submitting my work to over twenty different publishers.

What is the most difficult part of the whole writing process?

Writing the second sentence.

What do you like to read?

Classics: Dickens, Austen, Conrad, Hardy. Occasionally a thriller. Now I read to find out how
write for today’s audience.

What writer influences you the most?

If your book was made into a TV series or Movie, which actors would you like to see playing your
characters?

Where can people learn more about you?

Robertsells.org

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?

I have many stories waiting in the queue.

Giveaway

One winner will receive a signed copy of Return of the White Deer (US only).
One winner will receive a $10 Amazon Coupon (Open Internationally)

The two winners will be announced at the end of the tour.

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About Robert Sells

attended college at Ohio Wesleyan where I struggled with physics. Having made so many mistakes in college with physics, there weren’t too many left to make and I did quite well at graduate school at Purdue.

I worked for nearly twenty years at Choate Rosemary Hall, an exclusive boarding school in the heart of Connecticut. More often than not, students arrived in limousines. There was a wooded area by the upper athletic fields where I would take my children for a walk. There, under a large oak tree, stories about the elves would be weaved into the surrounding forest.

Returning to my home town to help with a father struggling with Alzheimer’s, the only job open was at a prison. There I taught an entirely different clientele whose only interaction with limousines was stealing them. A year later Alfred State College hired me to teach physics. I happily taught there for over ten years. A rural, low income high school needed a physics teacher and the superintendent, a friend, begged me to help out. So, I am finishing my teaching career in a most fulfilling way… helping kids who would otherwise not have access to a qualified physics (and math) teacher.

My wife pestered me about putting to “pen” some of the stories which I had created for the children and other relatives. I started thinking about a young boy and a white deer, connected, yet apart. Ideas were shuffled together, characters created and the result was the Return of the White Deer. This book was published by the Martin Sisters.

Years ago I gave a lecture on evolution. What, I wondered, would be the next step? Right away I realized that silicon ‘life’ had considerable advantages over mortal man. Later this idea emerged as the exciting and disturbing story called Reap the Whirlwind, my most recent novel.

I have many other stories inside my mind, fermenting, patiently waiting for the pen to give them breath. Perhaps someday I will even write about those elves which still inhabit the woods in the heart of Connecticut.

2 Responses to “Reap the Whirlwind Blog Tour”

  1. Robert Sells

    Mike,thanks for hosting my book, Reap the Whirlwind. I’m sure your readers will find it both exciting and thought-provoking. And, at ninety-nine cents,it’s a great bargain.