Featured Interview With J DeVereS
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
First and foremost, JDeVereS is a writer! Whether generating scientific/technical “white papers”, “point papers”, technical manuals, poetry, a wide genre of magazine articles or full length novels – he writes!
Growing up in the valleys and around the beaches of Napa/Sonoma counties… he developed a love for nature that gradually melded with his love of science fiction and fantasy! Since Hollywood frequently used the vineyards and rural settings of these valleys for their movie productions he would occasionally meet television and movie stars on set.
Over time, this lead to him writing numerous celebrity interviews for a variety of magazines.
One day a friend suggested he read a novel by Andre Norton (Alice Mary North). From then on, he was “hooked”!
Much later, he began to travel internationally, spending a lot of time in Asia. During these travels he developed a better understanding of people around the world and is now a strong believer in “one people/one planet”!
Currently living in San Diego County, he has committed himself to writing a series of novel entitled “The Elfkin Journals”! These novels, though set in a fantasy/fictional environment. embody his perception of life.
A few quotes from the book “The Elfkin Journals: Blending of the Races” capture the basic elements of his life phoilosophies:
“Of all creative arts – the greatest wrought is that of a life well-lived!”
“The only lasting treasures are those you hold in your heart now your hands!”
“Life is a moment in eternity… Love is eternity born in this moment of life!”
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My parents “gifted” me a “selectric” typewriter in my early… early teens and I have never stopped writing… now I use fancy software and powerful computers but the writing is always from the heart regardless of the tools.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Lord! Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Verne, Tolkien, Asimov, Norton, Stewart, Heinlein, Le Quin… is there an end to the list?
My favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy but the main thing a look for is a compelling tory that teaches me, helps me grow, without lecturing me!
I recently spoke with members of a non-fiction book club and explained my basic premise that fiction is +98% non-fiction. As fantasy writers, we can create a fictional environment… add pointed ears or long fangs… but in the end we are writing about very real human emotions… human interactions… real life!
When I write, I am inspired by the incredible number of great souls I have encountered in my life time! Ironically, the easiest characters to create are “the bad guys”! I have little patience with closed minded individuals who believe there is only one way to live life… only one way to love! We are here to learn and grow!
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Warder Garith De’ Graoin and Doctor Lan De Tian lead a team of “Misfits” on a quest to save their universe from a plague that is sweeping through an entire civilization. Utilizing the power of bonded mind stones, they shape the energies of the universe to reach across time and space seeking out the enemy.
As the most elite team of Warders in the Elfkin Federation… they are assigned the responsibility to enter an alternate universe… find the weakness in the aggressor’s system and stop the plague. Unfortunately, the enemy they face possesses genetic mutations that make them the equivalent of ‘minor gods’.
Tragically, this team knows that the reason their universe is under attack is the result of their Federation meddling in the affairs of the alternate universe. To win… they must save ‘the Mother’, defeat a minor god, and restore order to the alternate universe.
What can this tiny team of 7 multi-racial Elfkins do against an entire Empire?
WIN! They either win or two civilizations will devolve into primal chaos.
From their tiny resort camp on the third planet from a minor sun… they must embark on a journey that does not understand the concept of time as a linear progression. They must win a battle using the curvature of time and the energies of two universal sources.
In this battle there is no safe place to hide… your dreams, your future, your past… even the shadows of the night are all susceptible to attack.
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