But this post isn’t just about the book I’ve released. I mean, sure I could tell you that the third installment picks up right where The Battle at Stellar Daycare (ID #2) ended. I might even let you know how a Ph’mleez medical technician by the name of Ph’elle has taken it upon herself to detonate an embryo inducer bomb on Earth, and how a lot of men fall victim to the effects of that device. I’d probably even throw in a mention of how it’s up to the Interstellar Dad, Andrew Skyes, to stop Ph’elle and her new friend, Senator Trevor Spenchell, from manipulating the male population into subjugation.
|What is that alien up to exactly?|
Instead, I just want to talk about how proud I am of the process that went into this particular book. Of course, I’m proud of all of my books. But there’s something different about Mass Reproduction. I think it’s the fact that I’ve experimented with new ways of telling the story.
For example, I split the story up between three POVs, using chapter breaks to switch up the POV. They go between Andrew, the senator, and a character named Arend Fuller. Of these, the senator’s character proves the most interesting for me because I’ve really had to delve into what makes him tick. Exploring a wide variety of POVs enriches the material, I think. The animosity between Senator Spenchell and his son, Rory, serves as a critical piece of the puzzle for that story arc.
Playing around with various aspects of the craft can help a writer grow. I’ve learned a lot with all of the stuff I’ve done in the name of POV. As a result, the Interstellar Dad universe may well have expanded in a most wondrous way.
Here’s where to find all three books in the Interstellar Dad series, including Mass Reproduction:
Interstellar Dad #1
ID #2: The Battle at Stellar Daycare
ID #3: Mass Reproduction