AuthorHouse Author’s Digest welcomes Arsi Mckhoi as we feature his debut guest article today. The AuthorHouse author is a co-writer for the YouTube series Enter the Dojo and is an award-winning screenwriter, receiving a Reader’s Digest Award for the romantic comedy 3 rooms, 13 walls.
Today we talk to Mckhoi about his recently published book, The Chronicles of Valdez.
Q&A with AuthorHouse Author Arsi Mckhoi
AuthorHouse Author’s Digest: What was the inspiration behind The Chronicles of Valdez?Arsi Mckhoi: I’d like to say a collection of life experiences, but honestly; science, God (of all Faiths) and video games.
AAD: Can you summarize your book in three sentences or less?
AM: X-Men versus The Book of Revelations.
AAD: What is The Chronicles of Valdez’s overall theme?
AM: Can Science and God just be different perspectives of the same thing?
AAD: Where does The Chronicles of Valdez take place?
AM: An unnamed city, Heaven, Hell and the play place of the readers mind.
AAD: Who are the main characters in The Chronicles of Valdez and how are they important to the story?
AM: Anika Valdez. She’s the “Decider” of the fate of the world.
Whether she wants to be or not.
She’s in love and about to get what she’s always wanted when everything goes to Hell.
In one form or another.
Just read it and I think you’ll understand.
AAD: What about The Chronicles of Valdez do you feel will most appeal to your readers?
AM: It’s a fearless look at Evil, God, Science, Love and how crazy things could get if the end of the world really did happen.
AAD: How is The Chronicles of Valdez relevant in today’s society?
AM: If you’ve ever played a video game that came out in the last 6 months I think you might understand the pacing of this book.
It’s very, very fast.
AAD: What makes The Chronicles of Valdez different from other books?
AM: First 3 pages: Horror story.
Next 30 pages: Love story.
Rest of the book: Chase scene, explosion and fighting.
AAD: What do you want readers to take away from your writing?
AM: A different kind “End of the World” story than you’ve never read before.
It’s the first part of many others to come.
AAD: Where did the idea for The Chronicles of Valdez come from?
AM: A College of Santa Fe class called 5 Strange Books of the Bible instantly got me researching the biblical sense of the world. We focused on Job, Revelations, Psalms, the Jonah and the whale story (book of Jonah I believe but it escapes me now) and my World History (through cinema of course) with Mr. Kliewer (pronounced Cleaver).
AAD: Is there a particular passage you can share that you think sums it all up?
AM: In some instinctual rush, her mind connected with all of her surroundings: The ceiling, his body, the lamp by the bed, all could be felt. Then something extended out from her and connected to his body.
It was a psychic charge from her mind. In an instant she could feel her attacker without touching him. It was a frighteningly intimate moment for Anika. She felt his taut muscles and sinister thoughts. He was strong and evil with every intention to do the unspeakable to her.
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