Featured Interview With Steve Black
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I'm a 31-year rock radio personality who has spent the last 19 years at the legendary WRIF in Detroit and 18 years as the host of the syndicated guitar show, The Chop Shop. He has conducted nearly 1,600 interviews with rock bands and musicians and is widely considered among the best interviewers in radio. I have written 2 books: From Black to Light (2013) and The Last Child (2021). I also sits on the Board of Directors of the non-profit cancer support charity, Gilda’s Club (Detroit).
Maried, 2 step kids and 4 dogs.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I struggled with reading for quite a while as I have a pretty wild imagination. It was when I discovered Science Fiction that I became a fulfilled reader at the age of 20.
I did not start writing until I hit 45.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I enjoy sci-fi, regular science and autobiographies.
My favorite writes are Orson Scott Card, Roger Zelazny, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Piers Anthony and Corey Taylor.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Last Child: The story centers around Kyle Jordan, who, by the simple act of being the last child ever born, instantly becomes the world’s most famous resident. As humanity faces the greatest challenges in our history; governments, religions and scientists struggle to find answers. Will the planet and our species find a way to survive extinction? Will they still know what it means to be human after enduring a forced evolution?
A great thought-provoking read.