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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Trispero by Sean Adelman

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Author: Sean Adelman
Genre: Medical Thriller

Book Description:
Our intellect directs us. Our humanity defines us.

What if the key to unlocking our genetic code and our future lay within some of our most disenfranchised individuals? Would we still shun them?

Seattle in the year 2330: centuries of conflict have led to this precipice. If the world is to move forward, Olivay has the difficult task of teaching Alucia her history. Olivay knows that without understanding where she came from Alucia will never be able to help humanity explore the universe.

In present day Seattle, Jason Roy is a scientist whose life revolves around his daughter, Lily. Within her genome lies a secret that Jason has dedicated himself to uncovering. The mundane life of a scientist and his family takes a turn when a multinational corporation decides Jason Roy's research is a danger to them.

Jason and Lily are now running away from an unforeseen enemy and toward a discovery that will change mankind. Altering the world may come too late for Jason to save what matters most in his own world.

The great irony of unlocking our genetic potential was finding that our greatness was found in our love for one another.
-Trispero almanac

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Author Interview

1. What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My daughter, Devon.  Devon is 18 years old and has Down syndrome, my stories are an homage to her spirit to promote inclusion and understanding for people with different abilities.  As a father I wanted a way to share my message of hope after being frustrated by people's inability to see past her diagnosis.

2. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
My most wonderful experience was getting a message from a little girl in London whose little sister had Down syndrome.  After she read my first book her mother forwarded me her review of the book.  It was wonderful to see how much it meant to a ten year old girl so far away from my family.  I felt like my message was universal that day.

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
I would love a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  Harry Potter was the first book my oldest daughter would read by herself and started a love of books that continues to this day.  I will always be grateful to J.K. Rowling.

4. If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I know it’s corny but if I could I would love the power to give others understanding and empathy.  I truly believe if we all understood each other and were willing to put that new understanding to task the world would be a better place.  Then I wouldn't need the power to time travel or fly.  Now that I think about it, flying would definitely make it easier to get to work with the Seattle traffic. 

5. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
You should read Trispero because it is not only a great story, but a tale that will change how you look at people and what makes them special.

6. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I am continuing the work on the next chapter in the story of the Trispero.  I am also hopeful to do a graphic novel based on the stories.

7. Do you write as you go or do you have the book planned before you start the first draft?
This is a great question.  I typically start with a rough outline of the plot.  However, most of my writing is on the go simply because my day job as an orthopedic surgeon does not allow me large blocks of time to sit down plan it out completely. Once I have the idea I write on the go taking my iPad everywhere, writing during the day whenever I get a chance. 

8. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
My oldest daughter fell in love with Kurt Vonnegut so I am looking forward to reading Slaughter House Five so we can talk about it.  Finding ways to bond with your children is always a gift.  My guilty pleasure will be the new Star Wars movie this fall.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I love living in Seattle currently.  I have moved around a lot through my life and love the Pacific Northwest.   The mountains and water are very inspiring.  That said, I don't think I have traveled enough to answer that question honestly. 

10. Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
The obvious choice for me would be Jason, the dad in the story.  When I wrote Trispero I put much of myself in Jason.  The truth is that I truly admire Debbie, she has strength beyond reason and a tenacity that I can't help but admire.

About the Author
Sean Adelman is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Seattle. When he isn't working hard to put people back together he enjoys writing, running, and attempting to play his electric guitar without frightening his two dogs, Chestnut and Orion. Sean has three children Brenna, Devon, and Ian with his wife of 25 years Susan.

Advocating for people with developmental disabilities is his life's passion and his inspiration for the middle grade book series, Sam's Top Secret Journal, and now his first adult novel, Trispero.

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