In an exclusive, expensive, and often bizarre branch of cyberspace, anonymous people live out their anonymous fantasies. But when Insomnimania members begin dying, hi-tech fantasy morphs into real-life nightmare. Searching for a killer, Marianne Hedison explores dark recesses of technology and shadowy depths of her own imagination. But she soon becomes a suspect in a homicide investigation as a tenacious detective struggles to find the reality behind a murderous virtual clown called Auggie. They find that the final piece of its puzzle lies in the depths of human consciousness.
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We use genre forms to get at ideas that interest us. In the thriller genre, you must have danger and suspense. That seemed a good form for considering possible problems with substituting virtual relationships with real ones.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If it’s something you have to do, just dig in and do it. If you don’t absolutely have to write, there are certainly easier ways to live.
Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin have collaborated on their writing for more than 25 years and stayed happily married all that time. For 13 years they lived in the beautiful Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, where they created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk students under the auspices of San Miguel PEN. Their most recent novel, Mayan Interface, draws on Mexican myth and tradition.
Wim and Pat are co-authors of the metaphysical thriller Mayan Interface. They also wrote The Jamais Vu Papers, an eccentric novel that has maintained a following for over two decades and has won awards for visionary fiction. Their articles and essays appear in collections about creativity and storytelling.