Author Peter Meredith Bio
Having tried my hand in real estate, as an emergency room nurse, and a CEO of a national lighting company, I have come to find that my true addic-tion is in writing and I have been blessed to make it his full time career.
I now reside in Colorado with my wife Stacy, of nearly 27 years. We have two grown children and a grandchild who also live in Colorado.
How did you get into writing?
Unlike almost every other author I’ve run across, I wasn’t reading at the age of two and writing my first poem by my third birthday. Quite the oppo-site, I hated to write. I never learned to type and my penmanship hasn’t pro-gressed beyond a second grade level. Since I would fret over every little er-ror, an e-mail used to take me close on an hour to write, if the client was im-portant enough.
But that all changed in 2010. With the economy in the dumps, my company decided to rework our website and in order to attract attention to it, I was told I should write articles and submit them online. So I painstakingly wrote five articles. They were terrible.
Not terribly written, just dull. Writing about the technical aspects of LED lights is super boring and not just to me but for everyone. So with Halloween coming up, I decided to write about the two super-natural occurrences that I had been involved with instead.
Suddenly I became a writer. It was altogether inexplicable to go from writing as little as possible to writing all the time. Without any classes or real training, I wrote a book, and then a trilogy, and now I’m currently working on my thirty-second novel. Life is strange, but great.
What can you tell us about your daily routines that help you focus and your creative habits?
I have always been an unparalleled day dreamer. I just chain myself to my daydreams and let go.
Is this book very personal for you? If so, how? Yes, being both a gamer and a Dungeon Master from way back. It was great being able to combine the two.
Plot and Synopsis
Can you describe what the book plot and give a detailed synopsis of the book, of course without any spoilers of course.
A hundred million on-line players with thousands of choices, but everyone knows there’s only one game: Infinite Reality. When a judge declares it a monopoly, the co-creators become competitors and then very quickly become murder victims with one thing in common: they were all online when they died. Everything points to the sole-surviving creator, Atticus Arching.
When the FBI can’t find Arching in the real world, they send Agent Dan-iel Roan and his team to the “other side” to track him down, only to find out that the game is more than just a game and Arching is more than just a com-puter programmer. He’s the most dangerous person in two worlds and can kill in both.
Is there any movie, book, or television series that you can somewhat liken your story to?
Actually, no. I try to make my stories as original as I can.
Themes or Messages
What themes and deeper meanings or messages can we expect to find in this book if any?
One theme that runs through the story is the embarrassing lack of authority that the FBI has while in the game world. There, even a ten-year-old can wield more power than the President of the United States.
What can you tell us about the setting that we will be seeing in this book?
A fantasy setting—Very Tolkien-esque.
What cultures or societies can we expect to see and can you tell us about how you came up with creating these societies? Was it difficult to get deep into how the societies function?
It’s actually a sub-culture: our own, but with only one rule-might makes right.
What can you tell us about some of the main characters and villains in this book?
The main character is tough, no-nonsense Special Agent Danial Roan. He doesn’t play games, but when he can’t find a serial killer in the real world, he has to go into the game world to track him down only to discover that his badge and rank is altogether worthless.
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I wish I could but I actually don’t read as much as I used to—I spend too much time writing to read anymore.