Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tyler Nitbone by Imran Siddiq: Book Blitz and Interview

Tyler Nitbone by Imran Siddiq
Publication date: November 29th, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Tyler can Cross into parallel realities. Employed by a secret organization, he collects data about worlds encountered to improve the Alternate Worlds Map. Except the organization have apprehended him, tampered with his memory, and accused him of a crime he can’t recollect. They must have the wrong seventeen-year old? Nope – even Tyler’s friends have evidence against him.
There are rules to being a Alternate Worlds Viewer:
DO NOT interact with the environment.
DO NOT interfere with events.
DO NOT reveal the ability to Cross.
Tyler has broken with one. But which? All of them?
Worst of all he hates his surname: Nitbone.
Chased by the organization, he will Cross into explosive worlds to uncover the real traitor or risk the lives of zillions.
Tyler Nitbone must interfere to undo the interference


How did you come up with the title? 
Unlike previous novels where the title is a representation of a theme, TN is the protagonist – and the name – Tyler Nitbone – makes me take notice and giggle. Nitbone rolls off the tongue. I wouldn’t have used the name if it didn’t have that extra punch.

What was the hardest part of writing your book? 
Not making the real antagonist obvious or to give away the conclusion without pushing the reader to read on. So throughout, I’ve placed red herrings, and questions upon answers. It’s like a mini-version of LOST but without making the reader frustrated.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? 
To relax more and not try to make everything perfect in the first draft. By becoming the carefree writer that matched the attitude of the protagonist, I enjoyed my time more and reached the ending with confidence. Redrafting felt like walking a journey again with the map laid out.

Do you have any advice for other
Think Less and Write More.
Don’t aim for perfection. Yes, have a plot and an idea of what will happen, but just write. Don’t worry about the grammar, the edit, the change of names, scenery or people appearing/disappearing. Just write and reach the end. After that, you can be clinical with how you correct any issues. You’ll be surprised at how many words you can belt out.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 
I’m a hard working author that has to balance the day job, which a strenuous role of responsibility, be ever present on the Social Media scene, and always look after my dearest cats. The time it takes to write and bring out something to the public eye takes courage, effort and belief. Please, do leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and other Vendors to let me know if I’ve done well, bad, or just enough. Your feedback helps to reward or instruct us of how to continue. We need yo

Imran Siddiq may have tried to leave Leicester a few times, but its become his place to wake up to two cats, freeze when the heating’s off and most of all, get down to writing. At a young age, his primary school teacher commented on his creativity and ability to tell stories.  At the age of 29, during a night in the jungle, the bug inside awakened, and for the last 5 years he’s been sacrificing every second that he can to write. A veteran of writing festivals, a presence on Twitter and gobbling up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he hopes he can bring a smile to others in the same way that he had, aged 5, reading with a torch under his duvet. Imran’s preferred genre  is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel.

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