But he’s really sorry.
A father that lives in your head wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t the killer of millions. At least it’s comforting to know that he didn’t murder the fishes used to create your body.
Or the seagull.
Sarah hides her illegal nanite origins in an effort to build an ordinary life, but the legacy of dad’s horrors makes it difficult. Especially when new but familiar zombie-like abominations begin to appear in the city.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I’d been interested in the notion of book trailers, but many didn’t really ‘grab me’. My ideal trailer would end up more like a movie trailer, and I just don’t have the budget for it, so I had written the idea off. I took a new view on it when I was looking at my website, and was a bit bored of it. It dawned on me that a video of my talking about my books might infuse a little life. My ‘best sales’ are usually done in person, where I can yammer on about the book. If nothing else, videos could add a bit of the personal touch. Much more inviting than staring at a static page of text…. which is ironic, as I’m trying to get static pages of text into people’s hands, but the hundreds of pages..
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any art to go with Echoes, so to re-inject a little more fun, I allowed a lot more of the recording-session silliness to get into the final edit of the video.
Overall, the experience was a blast, even if the vids aren’t of great quality in the end. Whether it was a good idea to do, or if book trailers in general are a good idea…? Well, I don’t know yet. We’ll see!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When my first book was just a series of short stories, I wrote a sequel that was set a long time after Lifehack. While Watching Yute was being written, the short story ‘Echoes’ pleaded to be fleshed out into a full novel, and cap off what became a 3 book series. The original story changed a lot with the perspective that time allowed. The end result was a very fulfilling project that brought together a lot of aspects from the previous two books, while still maintaining an independence that keeps it readable on its own.
Born in 1976, he has lived all over Canada, but has called the Meadow-Ridge area of BC his home since 1992. While cycling to his job as a computer technician, he got into a fight with a car in 2001. The car won, and Joseph became a T5/6 paraplegic. This has not hampered his chances at winning the superbowl, as he’s been a self-declared nerd for as long as he can remember.
Since his injury, he has focused on his writing and a little on his art, much of which is related to his fiction and can be found at www.ozero.ca. In May, 2007 he became proud father of Caitlin, followed in 2011 a son, Lachlan.
He awaits the day that stemcells or super awesome telekinetic flight powers will allow him to unfurl his black trenchcoats yet again