Meet D. Andrew McChesney, Author of Beyond the Ocean's Edge and Sailing Dangerous Waters
DAM: I’ve always loved to read, probably because I was read to as a toddler. There is something magical about words on a page transporting one to any place and any time. Books are an effective (and cheap) time machine. My most direct influence or inspiration was reading the Hornblower series by C. S. Forester. That got me thinking of a story that eventually became the Stone Island Sea Stories.
DAM: So far I have the first two of The Stone Island Sea Stories, Beyond the Ocean’s Edge, and Sailing Dangerous Waters. I describe the series as Age of Sail Fiction with a Science-Fiction touch. Sometimes I claim to write Science-Fiction cleverly disguised as Age of Sail.
BBB: Tell us about your main character.
DAM: Edward Pierce is a young Royal Navy lieutenant, serving during the French Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars. In many ways, he is me, or the person I would have liked been 200 years ago. In others, he is what I’m glad I’m not, and sometimes he is what I wish I could be. Because I write in this era, he can be seen as a 20th, 21st century person living in the 18th and 19th centuries.
DAM: I’m very slowly working on the third Stone Island Sea Story, tentatively titled Darnahsian Pirates. I recently wrote a short story entitled Mr. Townsend’s Chronometer, which leans more to the Science Fiction side, and am posting it to my Live Journal account.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
DAM: My web-site is at www.stoneislandseastories.com and has links to my Live Journal athttp://vespican.livejournal.com/ my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/D-Andrew-McChesney/440438235985693 and my Twitter account at https://twitter.com/stoneisland1803 I belong to The Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) www.pnwa.org and Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers (SASP) www.spokaneauthors.org
D. Andrew McChesney (http://vespican.livejournal.com/)Author of the Stone Island Sea Stories (www.stoneislandseastories.com)Beyond the Ocean's Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story in print, eBook, on KINDLE or NOOK.
Sailing Dangerous Waters: Another Stone Island Sea Story in print, eBook, on KINDLE or NOOK