10 Questions With Eamon Ambrose

Welcome to the fifty sixth edition of 10 Questions With…

Today our guest is:

Eamon Ambrose

10 Questions With (17)Eamon Ambrose is from Limerick, Ireland where he lives in the beautiful West Limerick countryside with his wife, three children and the ghosts of four dogs who really should have known better than to chase cars. Eamon has recently begun his own career as a science fiction author after many years of reviewing books and writing articles for various websites as well as his own blog. His first release, a futuristic and experimental short story, Zero Hour has been very well received, with praise from bestselling authors like Hugh Howey and Nick Cole, and due to popular demand, is now being continued as a serial.

1.) What is something that many people might not know about you?

I used to be a full-time musician, but gave it up when we started a family. I have two albums on Spotify!

2.) What inspired you to write your first book?

I love the concept of artificial intelligence, but most sci-fi tends to demonize it. With Zero Hour I wanted to explore it from a different angle, while also looking at how we deal with preconceptions within the genre.

3.) Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Carlos Fuentes. Even in translation his prose is elegant and intricate, and he creates atmosphere like no author I’ve ever read.

4.) If you could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Hugh Howey. He’s also one of my favourite authors and probably the reason I’m writing today. I was a prodigal reader, and Wool was the book that got me back into it, and his own story and advice on self-publishing encouraged me to do it. If he gets that boat of his to Ireland I hope to do just that! I can just imagine the stories from his current travels.

5.) What book are you reading now?

Blink by Will and Paul Swardstrom. It’s a lot of fun!

img_12356.) Are there any new authors that have captured your interest?

I’ve come across so many lately! Brian G. Burke’s The Other Of One is an epic fantasy series, Matthew Stott’s Tales From Between are wonderfully spooky. Adam Vine’s Lurk is one of the best horrors I’ve read in years, and sci-fi chops have to go to Jonathan Ballagh who’s doing some great work with The Quantum Door and his short Stone & Iris. There are so many more – Christopher Boore, Daniel Smith, Hank Garner, Stefan Bolz, Jason Anspach, Anthony Vicino, Bob Williams, Kim Wells, E.E. Giorgi, Chris Pourteau. I know I’ve missed a lot there. I could go on all night.

7.) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in any of your books?

No. I think once that book is done it’s done. Once it’s released into the wild you have to let it go to a certain extent and move on to the next project.

8.) Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’ve just submitted a story for Samuel Peralta‘s The Illustrated Robot Chronicles called Nokyo Rising about a rogue office bot. It was a lot of fun to write. I’m almost finished part four of Zero Hour. This one is slightly different as it looks at the story from the point of view of the survivors, and re-introduces someone everyone loves to hate! My next book once Zero Hour is finished will be a full novel called Madeleine Strange that I started last year before Zero Hour. It’s a spooky modern gothic tale set in a U.S. coastal town. It’s got huge potential but that’s all I can say for now!

9.) What song best describes you and why?

Turquoise House by Jim White.

I’ve always strived to be different, and don’t always get it right!

10.) A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

“Why aren’t you writing Jefe?” He then spits regurgitated fish at me until I get back to work. I may hire him.

Go ahead, pimp whatever book you want:

Zero Hour Part 4 is released February 26th!
The Illustrated Robot Chronicles will be released at end of March or early April 2016!

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zeroGIVEAWAY:  Eamon Ambrose would like to giveaway three (3) signed copies of Zero Hour Part 1. To get registered, answer the following question in the comment section:

Zero Hour features an unlikely pairing, Which famous sidekick would you rather have at your back in a crisis?

This giveaway will run until Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 am (est).  This giveaway is open to everyone.  Good luck to all.

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I would like to thank Eamon Ambrose for joining us today for this edition of 10 Questions With…

I hope you enjoyed learning about this amazing new author.

If you would like to learn more about Ambrose and his books you can visit his new website or his blog.

Don’t forget to follow him on Facebook.

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23 Responses to 10 Questions With Eamon Ambrose

  1. Wonderful interview. It was very nice to get to know more of you, Eamon! I must say I find you choice of songs quite interesting and found I had to look up your choice of most favorite author… Perhaps, I may have read his works and can’t recall it… If so, it would have been during my teens or early twenties, because that was the period of my life when I read the most amount of long dead great authors.

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    I think I shall follow suit in my picking a side-kick… or at the least get close, and pick a Spaniard…

    Based on your choice of favorite author I choose for my side-kick:
    Carlos Fuentes…

    Anyone willing to hang out with The Ingenious Gentleman on his Grand Adventures must have been quite the fellow in his own right, hey?

  2. Nice interview… I’m wondering, though, most of your favorite authors are men. Allow me to suggest some fantastic women writers… Harlow C Fallon, ER Arroyo, Sarah Noffke, Caroline A. Gill.

    You’re welcome! ha!

  3. Great interview, I’ll be reading Zero Hour as soon as I can. Always fabulous to find a new author to me!
    I’m not sure if he classifies as a sidekick, but I’d love to have Tommy from Zombie Fallout (by Mark Tufo) by my side. Not only is he a half vampire, so he could fight off enemies really well, he also has an amazing ability to come up with food which could be vital.

  4. Great interview! 🙂

    My sidekick would be Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. (In return, I’ll help him publish his autobiography. I believe it will be placed in bookstores next to Hodor’s from Game of Thrones.)

    Have a great day!

  5. I’m going to think outside the box for a moment and provide several potential sidekicks.

    The first would have to be Teddy Dormer from my series mainly because he has an uncanny ability to get himself – and others – out of extremely tight spots.

    Secondly, I’m a gamer on the side. I’d probably also pick Vivi from Final Fantasy IX, because having a spell caster backing you up in a conflict would also be nice.

  6. I’m a Rocket fan myself he and ironman decorate my cube along with various soldiers. But I really want my working dog partner back by my side that would be my ultimate sidekick.

  7. So honored to see my name up there, thank you Eamon, I have to say I love your Zero Hour series and I can’t wait to read you story for the Illustrated Robot! Best of luck and wonderful interview, you two.

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