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Interview: Robert “Doc” Gowdy, Author of Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy

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With a very solid five star review rating on Amazon.com, Robert "Doc" Gowdy most definitely knows what he is doing while writing a science fiction novel to engross and intrigue.  His talent, backed by an amazing academic career, which includes being a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Ph.D. in Literary Criticism and Theory and an emphasis on Nineteenth-Century British literature, will easily wrap itself around many readers.  In addition, Mr. Gowdy's  specialization in literary theory is psychoanalytic criticism and theory, particularly Lacanian psychoanalysis, with further emphases on Milton and Eighteenth-Century literature.

At present time, Mr. Gowdy is an adjunct assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University where he teaches various literature classes.

First of all, could you tell us a bit about Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy? What is the story about, who are the characters, etc.

The story is about the first steps in bringing down an evil galactic empire, the empire of Emperor Tulla the First. Captain Bonny Morgan, a beautiful galactic pirate, is contracted by an unknown “entity” to kidnap Princess Cosette, the Emperor’s step-daughter, in an effort to set events into motion. After Captain Morgan kidnaps Princess Cosette, her sister, Princess Lysette, sets out to find her kidnapped sister with the help of her beautiful but extremely mischievous slavegirl, Tink. The story is all about Tink and Princess Lysette’s adventure, and all the political intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and bold, daring gambits by everyone involved at every level of the conspiracy to overthrow the Emperor Tulla.

The novel contains a whole host of wonderful characters that I’ve become quite fond of. There is, of course, Captain Bonny Morgan herself, a beautiful, but mysterious, galactic pirate of an unknown species. Princess Lysette, the beautiful biological daughter of the Empress Flaccilla, and step-daughter to the Empress’s husband, the Emperor Tulla. Princess Lysette is the sister of the kidnapped Princess Cosette. Tink — perhaps my all time favorite character of the novel — is Princess Lysette’s slavegirl. Tink assists Princess Lysette on her journey to find her kidnapped sister. Tink is very beautiful, extremely mischievous, quite funny, and has a secret, well hidden, past. Along the way, Tink and Lysette meet the former pirate, Jon Black, a burly, jovial man who owns a café on the slave planet, Miin. Jon Black is also of the same species as Captain Morgan.

While on Miin, Tink and Lysette also meet the beautiful young noble, Lady Brit, who they enlist as another ally in their adventure. When Lysette, Tink, Lady Brit, and Jon arrive on the pirate planet, Spiller’s Point, they meet Bully, the colorful owner of the Pretty Red, a seedy pirate tavern. Next they meet Colleen O’Malley, the fierce, but beautiful, leader of the pirate faction known as the O’Malley Brethren. Colleen O’Malley has a sophisticated, technologically advanced hideout facility on the snow planet, Prilla. It is on Prilla that Captain Morgan, along with the others, meets John Francis Padrick “Gunns” Mannigan, a former Shield Marine General that Captain Morgan has also been contracted to find. Gunns Mannigan has a loyal and trusted friend with him on Prilla, the burly Sergeant Major Sean “Buster” O’Malley, another former Shield Marine and Colleen O’Malley’s brother.

While on Prilla they also meet Kana O’Shay, a former slavegirl turned pirate. Kana is a very resourceful pirate in that she is known as Colleen O’Malley’s “cleaner” because she can “clean” the identity from anyone or anything. Eventually, when everyone arrives back on Spiller’s Point, they meet (and Kana enlists as her partner) Blaze, a beautiful, redheaded Fenian pirate who becomes very helpful along the way. And among Captain Morgan’s pirate crew aboard her ship, the Fancy, there is Miss Bernadette Tell, Morgan’s first mate, and Mr. Quist, the Fancy’s Bosun.

On the evil side of the ledger, there is, of course, Emperor Tulla. But perhaps the most central Imperial character is Admiral Kul, the head of the Imperial Night Watch, an organization similar to the Nazi SS. Admiral Kul’s aide is Commander Pangko, the Admiral’s “go to” man. Captain Be’elle is the Captain of Admiral Kul’s personal Imperial Super Carrier, Death’s Talon. And the Talon’s executive officer is the rather unsavory Commander Pellon.

There are, of course, other characters, but the ones I’ve mentioned are pretty much the central characters of the novel.

Do you have a favorite excerpt from Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy? Could you share that with us, please?

Yes. It involves Captain Morgan and her band of allies disguising themselves as Imperial Night Watch troopers and going down to Spillers’ Point in order to find out what has happened to Jon, Miss Tell, and the Princess Cosette. Here it is:

“Who’s in command of your unit?” asked the uniformed officer, looking first to Gunns, then to Morgan. “Where is your Night Watch commander?”

“I’m in command, Lieutenant,” said Gunns.

When the Lieutenant turned away from Morgan and looked toward Gunns, Morgan quickly yanked off her helmet and stuck the muzzle of her blaster rifle under the officer’s chin. “Don’t none a’ yeh move!” she shouted across the room.

At the back of the tavern, one of the armored Night Watch troopers immediately started to level his weapon on Morgan. Before anyone in the room knew what had happened, Tink had drawn her blaster pistol in the blink of an eye sending a sun-bright energy bolt streaking just over the heads of several pirates that instantly blasted through the unsuspecting trooper’s armor, dropping him like a ninety kilo sack of Miinian barley. He lay dead on the wooden floor in a smoking heap between two shocked, wide-eyed pirates staring down at him in stunned amazement.

“Now,” shouted Morgan, “all a’ yehs drop yer weapons! An’ be quick about it, or we’ll drop another a’ ya!”

Immediately, all the troopers’ weapons fell clattering onto the wooden floor.

Stunned, Lysette stood slightly away from Tink and carefully regarded her armored figure for a moment. She had never in her life seen anything quite like that, and she’d spent many an hour with quite a lot of weapons proficient Imperial Death Watch troopers when she was a child.

Outside the tavern, blaster fire had suddenly erupted as Captain McTaggart and his Marines began systematically eliminating the troopers around the exterior of the Pretty Red.

Taking off his helmet, Gunns shouted, “Buster, take off a helmet from one of these troopers and begin monitoring his communications.”

Quickly removing his own helmet, Buster replied, “Aye, aye, Colonel darlin’.”

Now that the inside of the tavern had been effectively secured, Morgan again turned her attention to the officer whose chin sat resting atop the muzzle of her blaster rifle. “What happened ‘eer, mate? Who kilt them four Night Watch over there lyin’ dead on th’ deck?” she asked, motioning with her head toward the dead bodies by the entrance. “Obviously none a’ these gents, er they wouldn’t still be sittin’ ‘eer as hostages.”

Before the officer could answer, if he was indeed going to answer at all, Bully popped up from behind the bar where he had taken refuge when he saw Morgan remove her helmet. “They be kilt by Kana an’ Blaze, Cap’m,” he said excitedly. “Miss Tell, Jon, an’ the girls be arrested an’ taken up teh th’ carrier. Kana shot that officer fella’, Cap’m. Shot ‘im clean through th’ back, she did. Seems she figger’d ‘ee knew somethin’ about summon at th’ table Miss Tell be sittin’ at. Shot ‘im dead afore ‘ee could get there, she did. Dead, ‘ee was, afore ‘ee ‘it th’ deck. Never ya mind, though, they arrested Miss Tell anyways, Cap’m.”

“All right, Bully, all right,” Morgan said, soothingly. “But tell me, what be Kana doin’ ‘eer?”

“She come in wi’ Jon, Cap’m,” said Bully. “That’s all I knows about that. Miss Tell made ‘er security fer ‘er an’ th’ girls, but . . .”

“All right, Bully,” Morgan frowned, “where be Kana now? An’ who in th’ blazes be Blaze?”

“Blaze be just a pirate what fell in wi’ Kana. Works barmaid fer me sometimes. Fenian, too, she is. Th’ both of ‘em be over at Sim Carstairs, Cap’m. They ran over there after th’ shootin’, I figger. These fella’s been tryin’ teh git us teh give ‘em up. But, no, by thunder . . .”

“Bully!” warned Morgan. “I get th’ picture. Now—go get ‘em. Bring ‘em back ‘eer.”

“Aye, Cap’m,” nodded Bully, quickly untying his apron and tossing it onto the bar. He then ran out through the kitchen on his way to Sim Carstairs’ store.

What do you want readers to take away from reading Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy?

Hopefully that they’ve read a smart, entertaining, and often funny, adventure involving galactic pirates trying to overthrow an evil Imperial government. I would also like them to take away a sense of the mythological archetypes I’ve used in creating some of the entertaining characters, while at the same time recognizing the novel for what it is, just a down to “earth” adventure novel set in the science fiction genre. I would also hope that my readers are able to recognize the literary, movie, and mythological nods I’m making throughout the novel, as well as both the subtle, and the blatant, humor I’ve written into both the narrative and the dialog sequences.

What was the most fun about writing Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy?

I would have to say the most fun about writing this novel was the process of creating, and giving life, to the slavegirl, Tink. Tink is clearly my nod to J. M. Barrie and his creation, Tinker Bell. My Tink, however, is not a fairy, but a full-grown human woman — and a slavegirl to boot. However, my Tink clearly has all the playful, mischievous, and funny characteristics of Tinker Bell, but in the form of a delightfully funny, full-grown human woman who attempts to, and often succeeds at, causing a great deal of funny mischief. The trick with Tink — for a reader — is to try and figure out if Tink’s personality is simply Tink, or is Tink purposefully the way she is in order to get the job done.

What was the hardest part about writing Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy?

I think, clearly, the hardest part was editing the novel. It takes a great deal of work — and rereading, and rereading, and rereading — to successfully edit a 480 page novel.

What kind of research did you do for Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy?

Given that I have a Ph.D. in literature, and teach literature at the university level, I have read widely. I relied a great deal on my knowledge and experience with literature of all kinds while writing this novel. So the research process for this novel was minimal. I did, however, have to do some research in my attempt to deal with pirate slang, as well as “pirate speak.” I felt — and hopefully readers will agree — that the novel, being a pirate novel, so to speak, needed that pirate “flavor” in the form of properly used pirate slang, as well as properly written (in the dialog sequences) “pirate speak” involving phonetically written West Country and Irish brogues. One research tool that I used to properly write the dialog sequences involving the Irish brogue was Stephen Crane’s novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. In Maggie, Crane writes wonderful dialog sequences involving a New York-Irish brogue. With only slight modifications to Crane’s written brogue, I was able to create what I feel — and hopefully readers will agree — is a credible Irish brogue (in textual form) for some of my characters, such as Gunner Blaze, to use when speaking their dialog in the novel.

Could you please tell us about your writing process?

My writing process often involves simply writing. Some may call it “stream of consciousness” writing where you just begin with an idea and sit down and write. Once you’ve written something, you can go back and tweak it, polish it, and otherwise embellish it afterwards. I often write, then read, and reread, and reread again what I’ve written, then adjust it until I feel it is right.

Do you ever put yourself within your characters?

Actually, I try not to put myself within any of my characters. However, a few of my students who have read the novel are convinced that Tink is a textual manifestation of myself in the novel. It is interesting that they should “read” me within a female character. Nevertheless, they may have a valid argument. I may, or may not, have unconsciously slipped myself within Tink. To my mind, however, if there is a bit of myself in any of the characters in the novel, I would think it would either be in General Gunns Mannigan, or Sergeant Major Buster O’Malley. But, there can be now doubt that a little bit of yourself inevitably slips into the novel, and the characters, you’re writing.

Do you have any particular habits that you take part in while writing? By that I mean certain music you like to listen to, foods you like to eat, environment that helps you write better, etc.

My writing habits are these. I begin writing at about 2:00 a.m. or 3:00 a.m. in the morning. I like to write at my computer, in the living room, with the television on. After working my way through a pot of coffee (chocolate flavor) while I’m writing, I then move on to Dr. Pepper. On a good day (which, lately, seems quite often) I can go until about 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Otherwise I’ll usually follow the Ernest Hemingway rule and quit about noon. As with Hemingway, I try to write each and every day. That is the environment in which I write.

Where do you get your ideas and inspirations?

I got the inspiration for this novel from reading about the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Reed. Additionally, I usually take my ideas from old movies, old and new television shows and, of course, literature that I’ve read. For instance, Tink obviously is a nod to J. M. Barrie’s Tinker Bell. She’s also a nod to Pauley Perrette who plays Abby Scuito on NCIS. I also took inspiration and ideas from my service in the United States Marine Corps, which helped me to create the Shield Marines, General Gunns Mannigan’s First FAST Company (which evolves into the Princess Guard), and the character of Sergeant Major Buster O’Malley. Also, with the characters Tink and Princess Lysette, I took a little inspiration from famous comedy teams of the past, such as Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, etc. That comedy team inspiration also carried over into the pirates Kana O’Shay and Gunner Blaze. So, as you can see, I take my ideas and inspirations from a great many places.

How did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Was there any authors or books that made you think "Wow, that's what I want to do — craft stories of my own for others to read"?

I have always wanted to write a novel, but it seemed that I just never quite had the right idea for a novel that would allow me to write it to completion. Then it seems, sort of out of the blue, the idea for Captain Bonny Morgan came to me, and once it did, I was immediately able to envision the ending. Once I was able to envision the ending to a story, I was able to begin writing it and bring it to fruition. Quite a satisfying accomplishment, to say the least. However, if I had to identify a single author that made me want to truly say “Wow, that’s what I want to do — craft stories of my own for others to read,” it would have to be Wilkie Collins. Once I read his novel The Woman in White, I knew that was the sort of writing I wanted to do. The Woman in White is far and away the very best novel I think I have ever read. I couldn’t put it down. And that was the sort of writing, and storytelling, I wanted to do.

What made you take that leap from "wanting" to be a writer, as opposed to "becoming" a writer? Many talk of being a writer and dip their toes in, but it seems there is often a sort of "push" to bring one over that wall.

As I said before, I think it was the moment I was able to envision the ending to a novel — in this case, Captain Bonny Morgan — that was the push that brought me over the wall. Once I was able to truly envision the novel as a whole — from beginning to end, so to speak — I was on my way. And, once I completed Captain Bonny Morgan, it inspired a second novel, which in turn led to the idea for a third novel. Actually, it inspired the ideas for five more novels in addition to Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy. Again, a rather satisfying accomplishment, and feeling.

How do you come up with the names of your characters? It almost seems as though, as an author, you have the continuous fun of naming children!

I had never thought of naming novel characters as the continuous fun of naming children, but that is indeed quite the case. I came up with the names for my characters in Captain Bonny Morgan in a variety of ways. Bonny Morgan came about by combining the real pirate names of Anne Bonny and Henry Morgan. General John Francis Padrick “Gunns” Mannigan is a nod to John Wayne’s character Michael Patrick “Guns” Donovan in the movie Donovan’s Reef, and the rock band Blitz Mannigan (now defunct). The pirate Queen Colleen O’Malley was inspired by the real pirate, Grace O’Malley, and Colleen O’Malley’s ship is named the Grace. Bonny Morgan’s ship is named after the real pirate ship, the Fancy. Sergeant Major Sean “Buster” O’Malley is a nod to Victor Mclaglen’s character in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Sergeant Quincannon, and Kevin Conway’s character in Gettysburg, Sergeant “Buster” Kilrain. Tink is a clear reference to J. M. Barrie’s Tinker Bell. The pirate Jon Black is a nod to the fictional pirate Long John Silver. So, as you can see, I have a variety of tricks that I use when coming up with names for my characters.

Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?

I was never an avid reader as a child. It was not until I began my graduate work in literature that I became an avid reader. Some of my favorite books are: Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Billy Budd, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden and The Old Man and the Sea, Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, just to name a few.

If you had to summarize your life and give it a book title, what would that title be?

Curly Howard Meets Jack Sparrow: The Three Stooges Go Pirating.

What are you working on right now? Could you give us a taste/teaser (aka excerpt) from your current WIP?

Right now, I’m writing a sequel to Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy. The sequel will be titled, Captain Bonny Morgan: Fenians Wake. Fenians Wake alludes to the Fenians of Irish legend. Fenians can be heard referenced in the Irish ballad, “The Foggy Dew” by the Dubliners, especially the version sung by Paddy O’Reilly on YouTube. Fenians Wake is currently a third of the way complete. In the new novel, Tink, by sheer force of her impressive will, sort of takes over command (more spiritually than operationally) of the Princess Guard, Princess Lysette’s elite bodyguard unit and personal assault force commanded by Gunns Mannigan. Currently the Princess Guard is made up of a single company of Guardsmen, but Tink wants to expand the Princess Guard to battalion strength, adding an additional 500 Guardsmen to the elite unit. She and Sergeant Major Buster O’Malley will go to the snow planet of Prilla (Colleen O’Malley’s pirate hidey-hole) to recruit the new Guardsmen from among the ancient Fenians residing high in the mountains on Prilla.

I will be introducing some new characters in Fenians Wake, such as Molly Malone (the owner of the Fenian tavern, O’Herlihy’s), Miss Flanagan (the rogue Lynch Brethren’s “enforcer”), and Sergeants Kelly and Flynn, both of whom are special favorites of Tink’s among the Princess Guard. Tink has a rather deep, abiding sisterly love for Sergeants Kelly and Flynn. Nevertheless, the novel will be just as playful and fun as The Cassandra Prophesy, and here is a little taste:

Standing at the huge doors to Lysette’s wardrobe, Tink stared into it with her hands resting on her hips as if she couldn’t decide what to have Lysette wear to the guard mounting. While Tink pretended to make her rather considerable decision, Lysette handed Xuxa onto the edge of her bed to make her comfortable while Tink went about her duties. Gunns, on the other hand, looked a little fidgety while he held his hands behind his back and, a little nervously, bobbled from one foot to the other. Finally entering the wardrobe after what was, apparently, a huge decision for Tink, she reemerged carrying two black Princess Guard tunics, laying one across the back of a chair, then carrying the other across the room to Lysette.

“Now, my Lady,” said Tink, sounding very businesslike, “let’s get you into this.”

“Tink,” said Gunns, rather impatiently.

“Oh, yes,” she said, helping Lysette to slip on her tunic, “I almost forgot.”

Knowing Tink all too well, even though he had really only known her for a relatively short period of time—she was, after all, quite easy to figure out on certain mundane occasions—he playfully raised his eyes skyward and held his hands out to his sides as if he were asking for divine guidance.

Moving around in front of Lysette, Tink began buttoning the single row of silver buttons adorning the front of Lyestte’s tunic. When she arrived at Lysette’s breasts, she began having trouble. Tugging and pulling impatiently at the tunic, Tink anxiously tried to thread a particular button through its particular buttonhole. “Take a deep breath, my Lady!” ordered Tink with a deliciously smoky growl.

“Tink,” said Lysette, as she too raised her eyes skyward, “don’t you think you tailored this tunic a little small for me?”

“Not . . . at all . . . my Lady,” growled Tink, finally forcing the button through its buttonhole. Then, looking at Lysette pridefully, she smiled, saying, “I think I just misjudged the size of your breasts a little.” Looking down at Lyestte’s chest, she frowned thoughtfully, then commented matter-of-factly, “They’re rather larger than I estimated. You know,” she said, wagging an accusing finger at Lyestte, “all that time in the mountains should have slimmed them down a bit.”

“What!” cried Lysette, incredulously. “Are you saying I’m fat?”

“Oh, no, my Lady,” said Tink, nonchalantly shaking her head while she finished buttoning the rest of the tunic’s buttons, “not at all. Just your breasts.”

“Tink!” warned Lysette, an astonished frown clouding her face.

“Ladies,” begged Gunns, “may we get on with this?”

“Oh, yes,” said Tink, wrapping Lyestte’s white, buff-leather belt just above her waist and fastening its silver buckle, “I want to increase the size of the Princess Guard to battalion strength.”

There was no “I think we should,” or “If it’s all right with you,” or even a “May we” in Tink’s comment. Since Tink was simply Tink, and that was the way it was, it was, simply, “I want to.”

Gunns looked at Lysette and smiled. “I see what you mean, Your Highness,” he said. “So, Tink,” he continued, winking playfully at Lysette, “just who does command the Princess Guard—you or me?”

Tink turned threateningly toward Gunns, leaned a little forward at the waist, then stamped her foot to the floor with impish authority, her fists firmly balled up at her hips. Then, pointing an accusing finger at him, she wagged it menacingly, saying, “You know good and well how I feel about the Princess Guard—General. I love and adore you all, and I want the Princess Guard to be the very finest military force in the galaxy, right down to its size, ceremonies, and traditions. I want the Princess Guard to represent not only itself, but be representatives of the Shield Marines and the House of Fand. In other words, all of Taianna. To that end I want the Princess Guard increased to battalion strength in order to create First Battalion, Princess Guard. And with it,” she said, placing her hands on her hips, “I want to instill all the ceremony and tradition that attends an elite unit such as First Battalion, Princess Guard.” Having said that, she elevated her nose at Gunns and folded her arms beneath her breasts.

“Very well, General,” said Gunns, a mischievous little smile crossing his lips, “you’ll need, what, about 500 new Guardsmen?”

Unfolding her arms, a bright smile broadening across her face, Tink clapped her hands together gleefully, saying, “Yes, yes—about 500 more! Yes, yes, yes—that’s perfect!”

“All right,” he said, stepping over to Tink and resting a hand on her shoulder, “where do you want to draw them from, General, because I will not have former Night Watch or Death Watch troopers in either the Shield Marines or the Princess Guard. So, do you want to draw them from the ranks of the existing Shield Marines?”

“No, no,” she said, shaking her head vehemently, “not from the Shield Marines. No offense to your Shield Marines, Gunns, but I’d like the new Guardsmen to be handpicked. They can, however,” she said, slyly, “be former Shield Marines.”

“Ah,” he said, nodding his head knowingly, “you want to draw them from pirate stock, is that it?”

“Aye!” she said, suddenly prancing almost weightlessly off to the bed and rummaging beneath her pillows. Pulling out her little box of treasures, she opened it reverently, setting the lid gently aside, then pulled out her pirate’s black eye patch. Putting the lid back on her box again, she lovingly slide the box back under her pillows and went to the full length mirror to stand beside Lysette. Carefully placing the eye patch over he left eye, she tied the garment to her head, the tie angling jauntily across the back of her closely cropped, white-blonde hair. Doing a graceful about face with one of her characteristic, improvised dance flourishes, she held her arms and hands out to her sides and curtsied deeply toward Gunns.

“Very well, General,” he said, “I’ll have Sergeant Major O’Malley contact Bully on Spiller’s Point. We’ll have Bully spread the word throughout the pirate network that we’ll soon be recruiting for the Princess Guard. I presume you’d like to do the recruiting on Prilla?”

What are you reading right now?

Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Wilkie Collins, Daniel Defoe, Lewis Carroll, Edith Wharton, Eudora Welty, and Ernest Hemingway.

If you could have lunch and chat with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would have to say Wilkie Collins. I would like to ask him if he indeed does not remember writing significant portions of The Moonstone due to his addiction to laudanum. It is hard to believe that he should be able to write such a literary masterpiece without remembering writing significant portions of it. But, then again, could I really trust Wilkie Collins, or any author for that matter, to tell the real truth where the meaning and intent of their fiction is concerned? It would be worth a try, though. And it would be rather fun to meet a nineteenth-century literary legend, don’t you think?

What do you hope to accomplish within the next five years?

I am going to make Captain Bonny Morgan a trilogy. Then, expanding on that, due to the birth of the Princess Cassandra between The Cassandra Prophesy and Fenians Wake, make a trilogy out of her called the Cassandra Chronicles. So, I should be quite busy writing for the next five years, and beyond.

Is there anything that you would like to add? That you would like readers to know about you or your writing?

Just this — never give up. Keep writing. Be consistent and write every day and you’ll get the job done. That said, I’d like my readers to know that I quite enjoy humor, and that my writing tries to employ that humor as much as possible. I just hope that my readers are able to find, and enjoy, the humor in my writing.

Where can readers get in touch with you? Twitter, Blog, Facebook, etc?

My Facebook page can be found by searching for Robert Gowdy. I also have a MySpace page listed under the name, Eustace P. Bones.

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