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Author Jason William Egroff

Jason William Egroff

THE TENTO SAGA:
MANKIND'S PERILOUS JOURNEY.


04-28-08: MilSciFi.com interviews Jason William Egroff, author of the science fiction novel "The Tento Saga: Mankind's Perilous Journey."

MilSciFi: "Welcome. What was your inspiration for your story?"

Egroff: "I started this project when I was a senior in High School. It began as nothing more than an attempt to create a solid science fiction story. Iíve always loved writing about ďfuturisticĒ and ďunseenĒ worlds. It took shape over five years."

MilSciFi:  "Do you have any future plans for stories set in the same universe?"

Egroff: "No. If you read the story, youíll understand. Perhaps another author could pick up the ball?"

MilSciFi: "What would your ideal project be if you could plan your own anthology?"

Egroff: "Well, I like to think of The Tento Saga as an epic. Truth be told itís kind of like an anthology. It spans over 237 years (beginning in 2993). However, Part I doesnít start in 2993. It begins in 3034 Ė the last year that Earthlings call Earth home. Then, in Part II, youíre taken back in time to discover how the leader of the human race, Wolfgang Zonfer, came to power."

MilSciFi:  "What other upcoming works are on the horizon for you?"

Egroff: "I am currently working on a new series that I have planned out to be a three book cycle. Itís in its beginning stages. Iíve been totally engrossed with the production of ďThe Tento SagaĒ. Being that I did all the cover and interior layout, built the website from top to bottom, ect., I had my work cut out for me. When I get this book on itís feet, Iíll REALLY start my next project."

MilSciFi: "How would you describe your experience working on the book?"

Egroff: "A LABOR OF LOVE Ė Iíve been fortunate enough to be able to follow my dreams in life. This novel was a dream. I never thought I would have the time to write this. However, when I decided against going to college for something I didnít want to do in life, I had the time. Now, Iím writing to milscifi.com for an interview about it. WOW."

MilSciFi: "What was your favorite part, the concept that just really gets you going?"

Egroff: "Crafting future political environments. That was my favorite part of writing the novel. Part II has a lot of this."

MilSciFi: "Is this book a part of a series? Tell us a bit about it."

Egroff: "No. Youíre getting everything with this book. Itís four parts, all in one book!"

MilSciFi: "If you had a chance to write one story/novel just because you wanted to, and didn't have to worry about if it would sell or not, what would it be about?"

Egroff: "It would be this novel!"

MilSciFi: "What is your favorite story/novel you have ever written and why?"

Egroff: "This novel! However, Iím only 23. Iíve got a long time to write!"

MilSciFi: "What are you working on next?"

Egroff: "UNIGOV RULES ALL! *enigmatic answer*"

MilSciFi: "Do you have a lead on your next storyline? Care to share a hint?"

Egroff: "Earth is now Haven. The nuclear fallout has been hell on the populous. Amerland and Euroland are throwing nukes everyday. Thankfully, weíre the aristocracy of humanity. We live in the UniGov complex hovering near the highest point in the Milky Way. They think UniGov is helping us. I know better. Iím going to end them."

MilSciFi: "What advice would you give the aspiring military science fiction writer?"

Egroff: "KEEP WRITING! Donít get discouraged. Just keep writing."

MilSciFi: "Who is your single-most influence in science fiction and what impact have they had on our own work?"

Egroff: "I recently read George Orwellís 1984. Letís just say that Iím glad I did. I like to think the style of The Tento Saga is quite unique."

MilSciFi: "What is the one thing you find the most difficult about writing military science fiction?"

Egroff: "Authentic dialogue. Perhaps if I was in the military, it would have helped. I did my best."

MilSciFi: "Do you have any awards you would like to tell us about?"

Egroff: "NothingÖ yet. (Just kidding)"

MilSciFi: "Is military science fiction the only thing you write, or is there something else out there we should be looking for?"

Egroff: "I think Iím going to be writing much more future political stories. I find this really fun. Iím a political junkie."

MilSciFi: "Do you find it difficult finding a home for your military science fiction work? What challenges do you face?"

Egroff: "Finding a publisher for a new author is impossible. You need to do all the work yourself. Thatís the only way to do it. If you donít take initiative yourself, youíll never release your novel. Itís that simple."

MilSciFi: "Do you have a website where our readers can go to fine more information about your work?"

Egroff: "http://thetentosaga.com Ė Go here for everything. Thereís a section for artwork. Iím hoping people are inspired by the story and create something for it. I try to explain at the page. I would also welcome fan fictions. I love collaborating with every and anybody!"

MilSciFi: "Do you write under any other names?"

Egroff: "Nope. Jason William Egroff. Thatís me!"

MilSciFi: "Give us some details on your upcoming author appearances."

Egroff: "I donít even have an agent. Isnít that sad? Iím hoping the buzz for my novel with start on the net. Weíll see. Thank you for this opportunity, MilSciFi!"
 

Jason William Egroff's website is:
http://thetentosaga.com

The Tento Saga, is available through Lulu Marketplace:
http://www.lulu.com/content/2113656

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