JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Krystal Waters, author of A Fantastic Opportunity
(Blu Phier Publishing)
Jack Samson is running for his life. A week ago he started looking for a new job with better benefits and salary. He came across this ad that said,
“A fantastic opportunity for you if you hire on with our company; one of the top 500 fortune. Get that dream house, car and vacation. Stop worrying about bills… you can have it all. We just ask one thing in return, you sell your soul for eternity.”
The extractors came to take his soul. What did they do entirely? Would he be the same? He did not tell his family, but they were just as involved. Trying to get answers he hires a private investigator, who tells Jack he needs a priest. The underworld and all unseen are trying to enslave the people of the world.
The question is, can Jack stop evil at its highest point without getting his family enslaved as well? Can he stop the captivity of all mankind?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write A Fantastic Opportunity?
Krystal Waters: I was surfing the internet and some how got to a site about selling your soul. I questioned if you could really do it, so I thought I would write about it n the context of the experience of one family. It’s a fiction Thriller/Mystery. I came up with the story about the “what if” scenario and the book came to life.
JP: What sets A Fantastic Opportunity apart from other novels in its genre?
KW: The economy today, the realism in which you can sell your soul and whether it’s fiction or not are some serious factors that makes this novel absolutely intriguing. I think most people who like to read thrillers also like a little mystery added to the mix to make them wonder.
The names of the people are fictitious, however, there is a lot of undeniable truth in A Fantastic Opportunity. It’s not the type of book you want your ten year old to read. It takes a mature mind to separate the truth from fantasy.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to A Fantastic Opportunity getting out to the public?
KW: I network with people online using websites like myspace. There is also Facebook and other places where an author can get the word out and have success. There is also a lot of tenacity that you have to have. You can not give up.
You have to show publishers that you are serious about your product. You do this by working hand to hand with your publisher, going on book signings and also talking to people about your book. There is a lot of work behind the scenes of selling a book, which most authors learn after they get published. For instance, you may need to go on a T.V. show or go to a book reading. Book signings and word of mouth are also important. Get with the readers association if you can and have them read your book. Libraries are a little harder to get in, but when you are, that’s a great way of selling yourself.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish A Fantastic Opportunity?
KW: I surf through the internet looking for conspiracies and ideas. There is so much on the internet that a genre of my type is an ongoing experience. If it attracts me, I’ll write about it. Second, the book took me about a year to write. My twin sister passed away while I was half way through. I didn’t pick up the book until later. Friends and family encouraged me to continue. The book is dedicated to my twin sister.
Question 5: What’s next for Krystal Waters?
KW: I have a book with another publisher that is in the works. I’ll be doing more writing and make a name for myself. Hopefully I’ll get a fan base, so my other books will sell. This next book is called Charlotte and Henry’s, Stairway to Hell. It’s more of a Comedy/Horror, which I hope will make people laugh and want to read more of the series.
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