Thursday, December 30, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Mars Wars Series by John Andrew Karr

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for the Mars Wars series by John Andrew Karr. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the first book as well as a fascinating guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Titles: Detonation Event (Book 1)& Rogue Planet (Book 2)
Series: Mars Wars
Author: John Andrew Karr
Publisher: Rebel Base Books
Publication Dates: 2019 & 2020
Print Lengths: 302 & 309 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
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For decades the Space Consortium of America has searched for new ways to harvest resources beyond an increasingly depleted Earth. The ultimate plan is about to be ignited. So is the ultimate threat to humankind . . .

DETONATION EVENT

Battle-hardened Captain Ry Devans and his crew of the Mars Orbiter Station One (MOS-1) are part of a bold plan: resurrect the active molten cores of the Red Planet with synchronized thermonuclear explosions, and terraform the hell out of that iron-oxide rock for future generations. It’ll change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells that have hitched a ride on the ship.

Dr. Karen Wagner knows the microbes’ resistance to virus is incredible. It’s the unknowable that’s dicey. Her orders: blow them into space. But orders can be undermined. Two vials have been stolen and sent hurtling toward the biosphere. For Devans and Wagner, ferreting out the saboteurs on board is only the beginning. Because there are more of them back on Earth—an army of radical eco-terrorists anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from Mars.

Now, one-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed. But space madness could be his salvation—and Earth’s. He has a plan. And he’ll have to be crazy to make it work.

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Rogue Planet Links:
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BOOK TRAILER FOR DETONATION EVENT:
Click here to watch the book trailer for Detonation Event or watch below.
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EXCERPT FROM DETONATION EVENT:
“Take the shot!” Hamilton’s voice, excited in his ears. “You’re at seventy yards between. That’s easy range for the atomizer.”

“Yeah, thanks, but I’m not exactly a sniper, Ham. And it’s not even a rifle, okay?”

At fifty yards he unbuttoned the holster and drew the atomizer, aimed, and fired a single pulse. The white fluorescent laser beams snaked out and missed, just above the rounded beetle hull of the repair drone. Its long arms went into motion, as if it were alive and realized it was under attack. Tendrils of laser-encased hyper-vibration streaked for Wagner’s face shield.

“Whoa!” he cried, ducking low so the ray passed overhead.

“What was that?” Hamilton asked.

Trent swerved in his descent spiral as another bolt lit the tunnel. He shot back, and one of the drone’s arms fell from a missing socket. A hit, but not debilitating. “Guess who also has an atomizer?”

“The drone is firing back?” Ham said incredulously.

“Somebody’s hacked the crap out of this thing!”

“Thought the operating system got messed up and it went rogue.”

“Well, the rogue must have artificial intelligence, or it’s a pure hack…It’s fired atomizer slugs at me twice now!”

“Repair drones don’t have AI. Kill it and return to the surface!”

He took aim, but the atomizer fixed to his opponent’s arm glowed before his own. He had a split second to dive to the side or a third beam would have put a hole in the size of a fist through his torso. The board, obeying the relative position of the computer on his forearm, went into a side spin. He countered and fixed on the drone, but it kept a relative position directly beneath him now. Soon it would open fire, and he was vulnerable. He rolled his forearm. Now the board was overhead, and he hung beneath it like a space bat, if there were such creatures. He fired three quick blasts as it aimed its own tool-turned-weapon.

A flash of sparks, and the drone sheared in half, then quarters. Pieces of it flickered, then faded.

“Boom, baby!” Wagner shouted.

He rolled his forearm hard left and stood on the board and balanced, then hovered after a few more adjustments. He watched as residual glowing pieces fell beyond the nearby relay. “It’s dead, Ham!”

“All right! Great stuff! Now get the hell up here!”

“Roger that.”

“And please leave the twentieth century down there,” she added.

“That was uncalled for, Senator,” he said, with a laugh.

“No crap, Trent, you have to get moving. You’re five miles down.”

He heard her swallow.

Up! he thought.

He flew upward and soon passed the four-mile mark. At the third mile the drone board flashed red and slowed its ascent.

Not optimal, he thought.

“Ham…”

“You’re doin’ great, Trent.”

“Now you’ve really got me worried.”

“Only now? Why?”

“I don’t think you’ve used my first name this much, ever. Oh, yeah, and my ride’s ion supply is spent.”

He kicked out of the board as it gave its last bit of ion energy. It fell away in the darkness, red lights glowing down the abyss. Warnings sounded in his helmet and the jet pack flashed red around the tunnel walls. He considered activating his boot jets but nixed it. They were the last-ditch option. He didn’t want to use them until the others gave out.

Fresh sweat broke out on his forehead. “Uh, you said something about another drone board?”

“I’ve got it flying like a plasma bullet a half mile from your position, kid,” Captain Devans said, his voice, tight with tension.

“Hey CapD, this is a private channel.” Trent’s belly tightened as he dropped down a few feet as the pack drive sputtered, stabilized, then sputtered some more. He swore and backed off the speed.

“Captain’s prerogative,” Devans said. “Hang on! Second drone’s coming.”

“Thanks. I don’t know how much longer…This was still worth it, you know.” A tremble had entered his voice.

“Shut up and just hover instead of climbing,” Devans said. “Let the board come to you.”

The jet pack increased the flickering of the red warning flashes and decibel level of the alarm now, as Trent leveled out to hover. He looked up. He thought he could see a pinpoint of light way up there. The jet pack gasped, sputtered, and quit. He plummeted in a sickening free fall. He touched a button on his suit.

“Boot jet time!” Wagner said and leveled out once more, then slowly climbed. It wouldn’t be enough to take him to the surface, however.

“Drone?” he asked.

“It’s coming, it’s coming!” Hamilton said.

“Hang on, Wagner! I’ve got it closing on you,” Devans said.

He flew upward another few moments, then the pressure vanished from his boots. The ion jets were done, probably quit early from his antics at the mouth of the tunnel.

Free fall.

His stomach lurched. This wasn’t drone riding at Lunar One for kicks. This was the calculated risk where Death shows his cards and laughs. Trent held his arms out at an angle, fought to stabilize. He forced his eyes to remain open and scan upward. Searching. Searching.

“Status, Wagner?” Devans said.

“Not…too…good,” he grunted. “Jets…all done.”

“You’re falling! God!” Hamilton said.

“Hang on, Wagner! The board’s coming faster than your fall. Get ready!”

His helmet lights illuminated the rush of tunnel wall.

A plunging glow from above. New lights! A rectangular outline was coming fast.

He grabbed at the board, but it shot past him. His gloved fingers swept the surface.

“Slow it a little!” Wagner said.

“Getting beneath you,” Devans returned.

Wagner’s breath got knocked out as he struck the drone squarely on his back and nearly rolled off trying to grab hold. “I’m on! Got it! Got it!”

Cheers through the comm link.

On his belly now, with legs too shaky to try to stand, Trent flew upward on the second board, this time straight up. The tiny light above grew larger and larger. Two shadows appeared in front of it, and the helmet lights of two forms came toward him. The identity text labels of Hamilton and Devans came up on his face shield.

“Are you two star-shined? Don’t come down here!” Wagner said.

“Wagner, please,” Hamilton said.

They slowed, hovered above Wagner’s rising position, then matched the board’s upward speed. They grabbed the retention rail at each side of the board and set their jet thrusters on high.

“Enough tunnel diving…Let’s get the hell out of here,” Devans said. “Wagner, link this drone board to your forearm computer.”

A few seconds passed. “Got it, Cap.”

“Okay, I’m breaking off my link.”

Upward they flew. Wagner grinned at his companions.

“Don’t give me that crap,” Hamilton said.

“Come on, Ham, you gotta admit it’s pretty cool.”

“Maybe.”

Devans shook his head back and forth inside the helmet. “It’ll be cool when we get back in the shuttle and on our way to MOS-1 for the Detonation Event, surfer boy. By the way, you saved the mission, but never risk your life for equipment unless it’s life or death.”

Wagner smiled. “This mission is about mortality. It’s the only shot Mars has at life again.”

“We all want success, but let’s agree it’s a very long shot,” Devans said. “Calculated risk should involve better odds.”

“Got that right,” Hamilton said.

Wagner’s smile faded as bright light moved back and forth over the tunnel mouth, casting moving shadows of the rim. “What’s up with the lights?”

Devans squinted upward. “Nuro, why is the shuttle in motion?”

No answer.

“Nuro, Klemmet, what the hell’s going on with the shuttle?”

No answer.

“Somebody give me a damn status up there!”

No answer. From anyone.

The light danced back over the tunnel in sweeps of varying intensity, and glimpses of a spinning and shuddering PS-9 could be made out as the tunnel mouth grew wider and wider as they flew for the surface.

“Burroughs, what the hell is happening? Burroughs!”

“They’re not on this private freq,” Hamilton said, looking over Wagner’s prone body on the drone board at Devans. “You hacked your way through.”

Another form rose above the edge of the tunnel, ion jets glowing on her back. She frantically waved them upward.

“Hold on, I see Burroughs,” Devans said. “Changing freq to public. You two do the same. Keep pushing up!”

His mouth moved, the veins on the side of his neck bulged, and his eyes glared as he kept staring upward. Wagner changed his frequency with a verbal command and picked up the conversation between Devans and Burroughs.

“Nobody’s replying to my hails! Nine goes up two hundred feet, out a half mile, down to bounce off the surface, then back into a spinning swing!” Burroughs said, her voice tense to contain the note of panic.

“Navigation’s degraded or gone. Describe the tail section,” Devans said.

“White hot! There are cracks all over the hull and smoke’s streaming out! Ry—Cap—it’s horrible!”

Through the face shield Wagner saw shock on Devans’s face; then his features hardened. “The nuke drive is in overload! Crew of PS-9, abandon ship. Repeat, abandon ship!”

No replies.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
From his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, John Andrew Karr (also John A. Karr) writes of the strange and spectacular. He is the author of a handful of independent and small press novels and novellas, and also leaves in his wake a trail of short stories.





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GUEST POST:
People of Earth.

If you’ve ever had even a slight taste of science fiction, you know the phrase. Usually its uttered by some alien who’s come to our beautiful blue planet for war, to pilfer our resources, or simply snatch a few dozen of us to make people patties, under the guise of a beneficial meet-and-greet.

Cunning aliens.

Isn’t it enough to reduce our scientific and engineering advances to stone tool status in comparison with alien tech?

The Peeps of Earth phrase can also be extrapolated to encompass all humans, ever, throughout time. That’s every human born, ever. All who inhaled air, drank water, felt the planet’s mass beneath their feet, gazed up the glorious sun and stars and someday later, died. Of these billions, every single one lived their lives bound to the Earth.

Question: Besides the same relative arm strength, what do Tyrannosaurus rex and Homo sapiens have in common?

Answer: Extinction impotence.

Even non sci fi types know how vulnerable we are as a species, and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.

By the way, the latest thinking for T. Rex is that it could actually rip a human’s arm off in an arm wrestling match, provided it could move its teeny arms side-to-side. So don’t go up to one and call it an arm-wuss or something.

Let’s go ahead and summon one of the first things that come to mind whenever dinosaurs are evoked: asteroid. One big enough to eject millions of tons of ash and dust into the atmosphere, all but blocking out the sun and creating a perpetual ‘asteroid winter.’ A certain percentage of the population might be able to survive the apocalypse for a while, but it could take hundreds or even thousands of years for the skies to clear.

Humans, along a huge percentage of other terrestrial and aquatic life, would most likely perish from famine, disease and war. There’s a good chance asphyxiation has a role; immediate dispersion of breathable air erupting through the magnetosphere and lost to space. Darkness then withers plant life en masse, along with their oxygen-creating capabilities.

Maybe it won’t be an asteroid for humans. Maybe it will be the very real threat of nuclear war, standard war, or disease. Dinosaurs as a species lasted millions of years. Humans have come far in a blip of comparative time, but we’re also prone to war.

Regardless of method, both species met or will meet their ultimate end on Earth.

Is it of any consolation that astronomers will likely be able to track the instrument of our demise through space as it hurls toward us?
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GIVEAWAY:
John Andrew Karr will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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255 comments:

  1. My brother would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. Your books sound very unique. When was your first book published?

    Nancy
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    1. thanks Nancy. My first published book was a horror novel called Dark Resurrection.

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  3. Sounds like a really great book.

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  4. I have a cousin who would love this book.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  5. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  6. This sounds like one that will keep me interested and reading cool cover too.
    heather
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  7. Sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover.

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  8. This book gives new meaning to "space the final frontier."

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  9. I enjoyed the guess post, the video and the excerpt! Mars Wars sounds like an exciting series for me and other members of my family to read! Thanks for bringing it to my attention and have a happy & successful New Year!

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  10. I hope that you, your friends and your family and all of the readers here have a happy, healthy and safe 2022!

    Nancy
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  11. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  12. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. Early on I listened to classical and atmospheric music to help set the mood for writing. These days I find the water fountain out back just as effective, or no music or all.

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  13. Sounds like an interesting series.

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  14. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt - well done!

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  15. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. David HollingsworthDecember 31, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Sounds like a really good book!

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  17. On New Year's Day, do you plan to eat foods that are considered "lucky"?

    Nancy
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  18. Do you have any plans for new books for 2022?

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    1. Hi Barbara, yes. Annihilation Plan (Mars Wars Book 3), is scheduled to be published in late January 2022 by Close To The Bone Publishing out of the UK.

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  19. David HollingsworthJanuary 1, 2022 at 9:39 PM

    How was your New Year's?

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  20. Do you ever make New Year's Resolutions at the start of the new year?

    Nancy
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  21. Do you ever hit road blocks when writing a book?

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  22. This book sounds fascinating. Great cover!

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  23. I hope you had a relaxing day

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  24. David HollingsworthJanuary 2, 2022 at 7:02 PM

    Your book sounds interesting.

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  25. thanks for hosting and appreciate the comments from everyone! Happy New Year to all.

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  26. Did you have a good New Year's Eve?

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  27. When did you begin writing books, at about what age and how long did it take to get your first book published?

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  28. I hope you have a great night

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  29. David HollingsworthJanuary 3, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    What inspired you to become an author?

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  30. Do you have a favorite soup that you enjoy? I am cooking a white bean with ham soup today.

    Nancy
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  31. How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

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  32. David HollingsworthJanuary 4, 2022 at 8:19 PM

    How do you de-stress?

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  33. How long does it take you to write a book?

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  34. Sounds like an interesting book I would enjoy

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  35. Do you have a breakfast that you especially enjoy? I like an omelette with lots of vegetables, crisp bacon, and a biscuit with jam.

    Nancy
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  36. David HollingsworthJanuary 6, 2022 at 2:28 AM

    What's your favorite food?

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  37. What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

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  38. The covers of your books are brightly colored and eye catching. Do you have a favorite color? I like cobalt blue.

    Nancy
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  39. Having a book trailer is a really cool idea! I haven't seen many of those. I love stories that push the boundaries of space and the capabilities of mankind!

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  40. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

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  41. thank you for a chance to win :)

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  42. David HollingsworthJanuary 7, 2022 at 8:56 PM

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  43. Where you live does it snow? One day of snow has fallen this winter where we are.

    Nancy
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  44. David HollingsworthJanuary 8, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    How did you come up with this book?

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  45. What is your all time favorite book that you have read.

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  46. Do you like to eat oatmeal when the weather is cold? I like oatmeal with butter and brown sugar!

    Nancy
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  47. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

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  48. David HollingsworthJanuary 9, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    What's your favorite movie?

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  49. David HollingsworthJanuary 10, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    How did this book change your life?

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  50. If you had a choice between oatmeal or grits for breakfast, which one would you pick? I alternate between those two selections.

    Nancy
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  51. David HollingsworthJanuary 12, 2022 at 1:34 AM

    What's your next book going to be about?

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  52. How do you like your bacon cooked - regular or extra crispy? I like crispy bacon!

    Nancy

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  53. I hope your day is going amazing

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  54. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

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  55. Do you have characters living in your head?

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  56. thank you for a chance to win

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  57. David HollingsworthJanuary 13, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Just saying hi.

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  58. What advice do you have for writers?

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  59. David HollingsworthJanuary 14, 2022 at 9:23 PM

    Hope your books get lots of praise.

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  60. What part of the book was the most fun to write?

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  61. David HollingsworthJanuary 15, 2022 at 9:24 PM

    Just saying hi, again.

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  62. Do you remember to get up and stretch when you're writing?

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  63. Does it snow frequently where you live? We got a big snow today.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  64. David HollingsworthJanuary 17, 2022 at 2:32 AM

    How do you feel about snow?

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  65. Have you ever gone sledding on an icy and snowy day?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. I am adding this book to my to be read soon list!

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  67. Have you noticed that the days are getting longer?

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  68. What is the first book that made you cry?

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  69. David HollingsworthJanuary 18, 2022 at 9:08 PM

    How many books have you written?

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  70. Is there snow and ice in your town this week? We have snowy conditions here.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  71. I love this books details sounds like a great read.

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  72. David HollingsworthJanuary 19, 2022 at 8:45 PM

    How do you deal with a headache?

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  73. Do you take a daily walk to clear your head?

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  74. This sounds like an interesting book to read. I also like the cover.

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  75. When you were a kid, did you ever build a snowman?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  76. sounds like a super neat book!

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  77. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  78. This so sounds like my kind of read and I love the cover too.
    heather
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  79. David HollingsworthJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:32 PM

    Judging by this book, it sounds like you are a great writer.

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  80. What's your New Year's Resolution?

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  81. David HollingsworthJanuary 21, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    How did you come to be a writer?

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  82. All the book covers in the Mars Wars Series books by John Andrew Karr are colorful and interesting in design.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  83. We have lots of snow and ice now. Have you ever gone ice skating?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  84. David HollingsworthJanuary 22, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    What's the best advice you've ever received as a writer?

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  85. I'm sure I would read your book(s) and then pass on to my good friend, and she will pass on, etc.

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  86. Do you have a favorite style of music that you prefer?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  87. David HollingsworthJanuary 23, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Do you have a guiltly pleasure?

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  88. Do you think about your next book while writing the current one?

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  89. When you were a child or youth, did you enjoy reading science fiction?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  90. How do you select the names of your characters?

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  91. David HollingsworthJanuary 25, 2022 at 3:17 AM

    Do you like to read your own books?

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  92. Is there a color you really like? I like cobalt blue.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  93. What kind of books do you read?

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  94. This sounds like a great read that I would really enjoy.

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  95. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

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  96. David HollingsworthJanuary 26, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Do you like long walks alone?

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  97. How long on average does it take you to write a book?

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  98. What do you do when you're stuck?

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  99. David HollingsworthJanuary 28, 2022 at 3:09 AM

    What's your favorite classic movie?

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  100. Are you having a snowy weekend where you live?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  101. David HollingsworthJanuary 29, 2022 at 11:13 PM

    How's the weather where you live?

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  102. Are you looking forward to Spring? I know I am.

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  103. I think I would have a hard time putting this book down after starting to read it.

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  104. Do you have a favorite outdoor sport that you enjoy playing or watching?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  105. David HollingsworthJanuary 30, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    Do you like the cold weather?

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  106. Do you have a favorite outdoor sport that you enjoy watching?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  107. David HollingsworthJanuary 31, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Do you ever read your own books?

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  108. What's your drink of choice when you're writing?

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  109. David HollingsworthFebruary 1, 2022 at 7:31 PM

    Where do you go for inspiration?

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  110. What did you want to be when you grew up?

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  111. David HollingsworthFebruary 2, 2022 at 9:22 PM

    How was your childhood?

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  112. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  113. David HollingsworthFebruary 3, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    How many ideas do you come up with for a book?

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  114. How long did it take you write the book?

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  115. David HollingsworthFebruary 4, 2022 at 8:32 PM

    Have you ever seen your books in a bookstores?

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  116. My question from yesterday doesn't seem to have posted - what's the furthest you've been from home?

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  117. Wen you were young, did you have any role models that you looked up to?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  118. David HollingsworthFebruary 6, 2022 at 3:14 AM

    just saying hello.

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  119. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  120. Do you take time off from writing on the weekends?

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  121. Do you think it is fun to watch the coverage of the Winter Olympics?

    Nancy
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  122. What was your favourite subject in school?

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  123. This looks like a really good read!

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  124. David HollingsworthFebruary 8, 2022 at 3:30 AM

    Do you have a favorite memory?

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  125. Have you ever made your own Valentine's Day cards?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  126. David HollingsworthFebruary 9, 2022 at 11:53 PM

    Are you good at math?

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  127. I would so enjoy reading this book and I like the cover too.

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  128. David HollingsworthFebruary 12, 2022 at 2:11 AM

    Do you ever want to go into space?

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  129. Will you be watching the Super Bowl? I'll be reading a book.

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  130. How has your year been so far?

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  131. David HollingsworthFebruary 14, 2022 at 6:37 PM

    Do you believe in miracles?

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  132. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  133. Will you buy any discounted Valentine's Day goodies today?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  134. David HollingsworthFebruary 15, 2022 at 6:19 PM

    What's something you're looking forward to?

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  135. David HollingsworthFebruary 16, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    What's your favorite genre of book?

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  136. David HollingsworthFebruary 17, 2022 at 8:36 PM

    How have you been these days?

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  137. Today's best quote: “Find joy in snow,” he said. “because if you don’t find joy in snow, you’ll be less happy and still have the same amount of snow.”

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  138. David HollingsworthFebruary 18, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    Who's your favorite filmmaker?

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  139. What is your favorite thing to do in Wilmington, NC?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  140. What’s the best way to market your books?

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  141. David HollingsworthFebruary 19, 2022 at 7:22 PM

    Have you ever seen your book in stores?

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  142. David HollingsworthFebruary 20, 2022 at 4:14 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  143. Have you ever met someone from the internet?

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  144. How did you decide on the cover for this book?

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  145. David HollingsworthFebruary 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    What did you want to be while growing up?

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  146. I hope you are somewhere warm. Current wind chill here is -10.

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  147. David HollingsworthFebruary 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  148. What was the best day of your life?

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  149. Do you write an outline before you start your book?

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  150. I would so enjoy reading this book and I like the cover too. How long did it take to write it?

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  151. David HollingsworthFebruary 26, 2022 at 7:24 PM

    Hope you Saturday is going good.

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  152. What was the one thing you did to ensure you got published?

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  153. David HollingsworthMarch 1, 2022 at 2:12 AM

    What's your favorite cookie?

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  154. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

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