Xlibris Publishing introduces Fred Hoon, author of Hidden in Plain Sight.
Hidden in Plain Sight
The Charter is a collection of alien races that have ruled the galaxy for over a thousand years. For better or for worse, that Charter established contact with Earth and has woven us into their alliance.
Nick Everroot is a new graduate from Charter’s Academy. Nick expected that he would be assigned to one of the proud fighting ships of the fleet. But you don’t always get what you want, and Nick learns that is not always a bad thing.
Nick finds that not everything in the galaxy is as obvious or as orderly as the Charter would have us believe. There are problems to be solved, battles to be fought, and lost things to be found. And if that were not enough, some of the mysteries remain hidden, even in plain sight.”
Who is the author “behind” the book?
My background is that I am currently a counselor for a hospital. I spent a career in the military, raised a family and read a lot of different genres.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
What inspired or “pushed” me to write was my children. There’s a sense in which they grow up knowing what you do for a living but not really knowing what your world is like or some of the situations you went through. I finally put some stories together in form that would be fun to read and we went through them together and had a great time.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
The setting is science fiction/ light mystery. It’s a story about finding your way through life in whatever situation you are in and making the best out of those situations with the people you are with.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
Yes, I’m planning on a number of sequels.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
My publishing company is working on some press releases and I think I have a spot on the NY Times fiction list at some point.
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
Oh, good luck with that. Like most writers, I like writing, but the publishing is a lot of work.
What did you think of your Xlibris experience?
It’s been a pleasure.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Without being trite I would tell new authors to just do it and be flexible as you go.
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