Yay! It's day TWO of our interview of the authors of We Know the Truth, Do You? anthology. You can find Day 1 here >
For the past few months, there's been talk about an Area 51 Raid, affectionately called 'Alienstock'. Alien enthusiasts know Area 51 in Lincoln County, Nevada - a highly secure, mysterious military-run area where...something...takes place. Or is hidden. Or is experimented on. Or is created... I'm sure someone knows, but no one is saying.
Needless to say people are curious. The idea behind the Area 51 Raid is that if 1,000 people stormed the location, the authorities couldn't stop everyone. Maybe, by the power of numbers, we'd finally know what Area 51 is hiding.
To find out what happened, do a quick Google search. :-)
Of course, a location shrouded in mystery and secrecy inspires the imagination, and thus We Know the Truth, Do you? was born.
And for more information on the story behind the anthology (and the buy link), scroll down to the end of this post.
First, let's see who's with us today...
Website link: http://www.sherryrentschler.com/
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Cheri L. Roman
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Jennie L. Morris
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And now for the interview!
What genre do you write in mostly?
Sherry: Mostly PNR/Urban Fantasy
Cheri: Mostly fantasy, but I also write paranormal romance and sci-fi.
Annie: Dark Fantasy and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Jennie: Historical Fiction with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure. I enjoy all the research. My stories usually have sort of scientific element as well, as my background is in anatomy.
Three sentences or less tell us what your story is about.
Sherry: My story title is Mermurings (no that's not misspelled). What if the secrets behind Area 51 are the conspiracy because the government has nothing to hide? I know the secret to Area 51 is a belief in a lie. But the truth is there's magic at Area 51, and its dying.
Cheri: Thomas and Dana travel to Rachel, Nevada after receiving an unexpected package. What they find there leads them to mount their own raid on Area 51, not to free aliens, but to save lives.
Katey: Trapped underground, one mile to Central Control, injured, and possibly meeting up with the United States’ deadliest serial killers escaped from their cells. Not exactly your typical day at Area 51. Nick was right; I should have stayed home
Annie: After paying top dollar for her own desires, A-List actress Cassie Catlin uncovers the secret of Area 51 and she wants to expose it. Seek the answers and the risks in this Twilight Zone-inspired story, Lavish Lure.
Jennie: Earth is a dead planet. Mankind colonized other planets and moons in the solar system. Galaxy Genetics Inc. sends out teams to collect rare DNA samples to use in their medical and bio-warfare research. Following an ancient rumor of a long dead species held at Area 51, Galaxy Genetics dispatches one of their top teams to investigate. The pair soon run into something intriguing and dangerous in the corroded science bunker beneath Area 51.
Why this anthology? What is it about Area 51 that drew you to submit your story?
Sherry: I know Terri Wilson personally and professionally. She has valuable experience (good and bad) with anthologies. I know Terri and how professional her work ethic is. I believed in her ability to put together an exceptional book plus it was timely and relevant to current events. I don't normally write sci-fi so this was a chance to cross genres with my own style. It gives me a chance to experiment/have some fun. As a retired USAF officer/veteran, I have always been intrigued by Project Blue book and alien possibilities
Cheri: I am a military wife. I love fantasy and sci-fi, which made it attractive to begin with, but being able to contribute to something that was going to benefit veterans sealed the deal for me.Dana, and Thomas are characters I created several years ago and it was their turn to come out and play. I'm really glad they did. Veterans have a special place in my heart because my husband is retired Navy. We have known, and still keep in touch with, some of the finest people ever to serve. I am happy to have this opportunity to give back to those who have given so much.
Katey: I worked 4 years in a maximum security prison, and wondered what if that was what Area 51 was. Then set about who would they house there. And decided on all the serial killers who suddenly disappeared mid-spree. Where did they go? Why did they stop killing? The military put them in Area 51, of course.
Annie: It’s not so much the conspiracy for me as it is the mystery… I took another route for my story.
Jennie: I wanted to try something different, and who doesn’t love a good alien story. Area 51 is intriguing, and the premise wide-open, an idea popped right into my head. I had a lot of fun writing this story, outside my usual work, which was refreshing.
Do you have any personal experience with aliens and/or the supernatural?
Sherry: Not aliens but I have seen a ghost up close and personal. They aren't like we imagine which is why I believe the alien visitors theory is possible.
Cheri: Other than the time I heard a ghost laughing in the bedroom at the end of the hall? Not a one.
Annie: I WISH!
Jennie: Maybe with the supernatural, I’ve seen shadow figures before, and felt creepy vibes at places. No contact with aliens, but I’ve met a few strange people.
We Know the Truth, Do You?
What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away. (Heat level varies.)
* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.