He knew there was no sense in trying to get away, or in trying to fight with this droid. She was too fast, too strong. He had no weapon to use against her, and worst of all, he was in his underwear.”

–From The Guild Saga by John Joseph Doody

John Joseph Doody earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Coral Ridge University and Seminary, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from George Wythe College. His first publication was a short story, TELEPIO 690, which appeared in Sidetrekked Magazine, Issue #48. His other publications are, his first novel (actually a novella), THE WONK DECELERATOR, his second novel, THE LATE, GREAT BENJAMIN BALE, his third novel, RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH and a fourth mini-book, a prequel to the Guild Series, THE DAUGHTER OF GETH, which is available only in ebook. He is currently working on a science fiction/horror novel, THE DARK.

Welcome, John! Your Guild Saga science fiction/fantasy series sounds thrilling. Can you tell us how you came up with the idea? Take us back to that aha! moment?

John: An idea popped in my head of a guy going down to a shadowy world to steal something. The planet itself was from an idea I had from years before.

Can you tell us a little about the main characters?

John: Thad is reckless and selfish but has other virtuous qualities like loyalty. Maggie is rough on the outside and soft on the inside. She needs the day to day structure of military life, and deep down she has old pain that haunts her.

Who is your most favorite character in the book?

John: Of the three books, I would say Sudwig Lucher, a very large, blue-skinned Meganite with a gentle spirit.

Can you tell us a little about where/when this book takes place?

John: The series takes place in Guild Space, several hundred years in the future. There is Guild Space and there is Confederation Space. All are descendants of Expansion and are so far away in the galaxy it would take a hundred years to get back to Earth. They’ve also lost all contact with Earth and don’t know why.

They say all books of fiction have at least one pivotal point where the reader just can’t put the book down. What is one of the pivotal points in your book?

John: In the first book when Thad decides to go on with his mission though it seems failure is inevitable.

Is there anything you’d like to tell your readers and fans?

John: I’m currently editing my latest novel, The Dark. It’s sci/fi horror. Give the Guild Saga a read, beginning with the Wonk Decelerator then keep your eyes peeled for The Dark!

 

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