Check out this author spotlight for Rich Blecher!

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!

Hi, my name is Rich Blecher. I’m a retired Air Force officer who had struggled with ADHD my entire life. I had a story in mind that I discussed with colleages and friends and began to dabble with the story. I struggled with English in school and was intimidated with writing this story. Through support of friends and family and an editor who helped coach the development of this story, it became something I could be proud of not only creating a story, but finishing it.

2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Cat or dog? Dog lover, but life is too busy to give a dog the attention it deserves 

Tea or coffee? I like both, but prefer coffee

Morning or evening? I am definitely a morning person. A brand new start every day.

Library or museums? I’m a visual guy. I could spend hours in a museum, but in the past few years I’ve found myself lost in libraries also.

Hunter or gatherer? Just spent a week in the woods hunting

Witches or wizards? Although similar, I like the grander aspects of a Wizard

Ninjas or pirates? Can we have Ninja Pirates?

Mountains or beaches? I love the mountains all year round moreso than the beach, but enjoy the beach in moderation

Pen and paper or computer/phone? I’m a little of both. For heavy writing I prefer typing it, but I keep a pen and notebook with me most of the time to catch my thoughts. I’ve also been known to use the notes section in my phone to capture those notes too

Book or ebook? I like a physical book

Hero or anti-hero? Can an anti-hero become a hero?

3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?

Something that will take me to somewhere new. Ender’s Game was brilliant especially as a strategic war planner. I also liked Troy and the fun sci-fi new concepts that brought. Who’d a thought you could sell maple syrup as a drug to aliens?

4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!

I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy. I have about six other projects at some level of writing. One is a mom and her two children that find out they have super powers and the government is trying to stop them from saving the planet from aliens

5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!

Xima is a great story of a young Zack Bates who grew up in a dystopian environment in a small compound. The planet Xima was accidentally discovered, and Earth set up a shuttle system to begin populating the new planet. Zack’s parents were killed and he was on his own to survive. Sneaking away to Xima he was tricked and enslaved where he was found and trained to not only save the planet of Xima, but also save Earth from civil unrest.

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!

I haven’t read very many books to influence me too much. I think I let the accumulation of movies and books inspire me to create something new, but they all have some influence with my jumbled mind of ideas.

7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!

My writing routine is quite complex. When I find time, I write…but I can’t sit still with one story. My ADHD weighs in and I need to change it up which is why I have about six different story lines going at the same time. I’ll eventually finish all of them, but I like the way I can take my lack of focus and apply it to different storylines which ultimately will produce more books.

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?

Retake an English writing class or two

9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!

Currently only on Facebook.