Check out this author spotlight for Raymond F. Klein!
You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
I live in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Which is about thirty minutes north of Tampa. I presently work for the ABC TV affiliate in Tampa, WFTS. I’ve been in the television industry now for about twenty years.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Summer, spring, winter, or autumn?
Winter and autumn! Like I stated above, I live in Florida! Any hint of winter is always a welcome relief.
Cat or dog?
Dogs! Look at my book cover.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee, the best way to start your day. And in some cases, ending it.
Mountains or beaches?
Mountains! The mountains of Northern Georgia or North Carolina. Like I said, I live in Florida and have been here for over forty years. I’ve had my fill of the beaches.
Pen and paper or computer/phone?
Started out writing on paper in a note book. Now, it’s mostly on the computer.
Book or ebook?
Books! It’s always satisfying to have the physical book in hand.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
Mostly it will be a story with a Twilight Zone twist. But I do enjoy a good mystery or military drama.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
Right now and being that this is my first novel, Science-fiction. I would categorize my work as light science-fiction.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
The Interstellar Police Force, Book One: The Historic Mission. Here is the back of the book description. – This Science Fiction-Action, Comedy, set on present day Earth, begins in a far-off galaxy. Prodor Moffit and four other prisoners have escaped to Earth and it’s up to two IPF Agents to find them. But, right off, they are met with problems. The first is that they have limited information on the human race that only goes up to the late 1950’s. The second is that the Agents are alien in appearance, so to complete their covert mission they must replicate themselves into humans. The commander’s replication succeeds, but due to a computer glitch his partner is replicated into a Doberman Pincher. With mid-twentieth century information in hand, the agents successfully land. And with the help of a young Earth girl who unwittingly discovers their true identities, the mission to re-capture Prodor Moffit and the other prisoners is on.
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
Well, I took just a little from my life as inspiration. About twenty years ago I inherited a 1959 Ford Thunderbird. Which is still just sitting in my garage. And since I did have a Doberman Pincher, it was very natural to build a character around him. There are a couple of authors I do enjoy reading. Dean Koontz for my Twilight Zone fix. For everything else it would be Dennis LeHane, Jeffery Deaver and a slew of others.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I really don’t have a routine as of yet. I sit down and start writing when the inspiration hits me.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Good question. I guess I would go back and tell myself to take more writing and English classes in high school. That way I wouldn’t drive my editors crazy.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
Right now my book is on Amazon. But I will be branching off to other platforms.