SB: I’m 36 years old. I got a National Merit Scholarship, but I never finished college. I’ve self-published a few short stories and one novella on Kindle.
BBB: What inspired your book, The Illumination Query?
SB: I wrote and for a short while published a story called The Speed of Darkness (you can read it free off Google Drive http://goo.gl/392iWP I do plan on eventually re-writing that one because I’m not happy with its ending,) but because the old story started quickly, without much explanation, I wrote The Illumination Query as a prequel for it.
SB: Ronald Carpenter is a zookeeper who gets trapped into working for an evil company called the Eclipse. Dr. Nigel Hunter who works for the company is something of a mad scientist who experimented on himself. The two of them end up facing each other as enemies.
BBB: Tell us about your illustrations.
SB: I actually went and made 8/7 drawings of readable letters that use fonts that are supposed to look like handwriting.
BBB: How did you come up with the idea for your book cover?
SB: I wanted something simple, and in my story Nigel Hunter keeps the letters that I tried to make real looking in a notebook, so I made the cover look like a notebook.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
SB: Readers can connect with me on the following sites: