The Reclamation: Interview with scifi fantasy author Thorn Osgood
We’re happy to have Thorn Osgood with us today. Thorn is the author of the scifi fantasy, The Reclamation. He was born in Thomasville, Georgia, and grew up in South Florida. During her grade school years, her father read her stories that fed her imagination. Through the years, she has traveled many times to that special place in her mind to imagine fantastic yarns and what ifs and she has finally started to write them down. This is her debut work. Thorn currently lives in Crawford County, Georgia with her Mittelschnauzer, Raskoph, and his stray cats, Grayball and Tweeky.
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About the Book:
Corilan, 25, is an IT project manager by day, and spends her free time involved in ecological organizations endeavors. When her long-absent negligent father, Nolan, wants to see her she’s annoyed. Finally, she decides to see him and despite the friction over his absence, from that meeting her life evolves. Nolan tells her of his birthright, an environmental organization, the School of Ancestral Guidance (SAG) and its members having ancestral guides. This clarifies Corilan’s gift, a voice inside, something she has never revealed. Knowledge of SAG feeds her obsession against environmental destruction.
Then an invisible entity, Earthos, manifests itself to her and proposes assistance in uniting people that want earth preservation. Years, she has been seeking a way to unite conservationist factions and still has no solution. Inspired by her inheritance, she accepts Earthos’ proposal and infuses with him. Then, she joins the SAG organization. From her infusion, she soon discovers abilities, among them lightning bolt generation, mind reading and control.
Armed with powerful abilities and her ancestral guide, Corilan must take an unexpected path. Then she discovers who her real enemies are and must find a way to defeat them.
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- The Reclamation is available at Amazon.
- Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
- The book is also available at Kobo.
- Read a preview of his book at his website.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Thorn! Can you tell us where you are from?
I grew up in Florida, and I currently live in Georgia.
Q: How did you come up with your title?
The story surrounds Earth’s polluted environmental condition in the near future and the critical need to correct the problem. Hence the title, The Reclamation or the rejuvenation Earth needs to sustain life.
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
The cover was designed to reflect the story’s environment and to reveal the School of Ancestral Guidance Saga’s headquarters, along with a preview of their newest alumni member, Corilan Troxler. The cover was created by Designs By Rachelle, http://designsbyrachelle.com. The Corilan character image art was created by Luisa Preissler.
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
Do you care about what happens to Earth but really don’t want to get a lecture about it? If so, read The Reclamation. At a minimum, you will think about green living and what environmental damage is doing to Earth. On the upside, you may be pleasantly surprised at where fantastic imagination can take you.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
There are numerous subtle messages within the chapters of The Reclamation and hopefully are entertaining as you read. The reader’s takeaway is what sticks best.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
Although I was enthused when I wrote Chapter 81, I did not really think of it as my most favorite chapter at the time. However, from the first read nearly all the editors found Chapter 81 to be the one they liked best and at this point, it is my favorite.
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
I am disturbed by the indifference about the Earth’s condition and the denial that most of its atmospheric and physical issues are man-made. Being a huge sci-fi and fantasy fan, I was compelled to create a world that would hopefully trigger people’s thoughts and be entertaining at the same time.
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
I cannot think of any at this time that I would like to reveal. Oh! There is one, kind of—mostly it just was not talked about, until now. The movie, Free State of Jones is based on a true incident in Mississippi about Newton Knight, who is my great grandfather.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would like to travel to India mainly because of the culture, its millennial history, structures and vast terrain.
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am a morning person.
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
Yes, my aunt, Anna Knight, now deceased, wrote an auto-biography entitled Mississippi Girl (Southern Publishing Association, 1952) which included some of her experiences as a missionary in India. She was also a fantastic children’s storyteller.
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
Yes, I was a dreamer and I have never stopped.
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
I wish that readers will find my book entertaining and that it will trigger a strong desire to do whatever it takes to conserve the Earth.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
If you are anxious to start reading The Reclamation before July 8, 2016 when it will be released, part 1, in its entirety, is available for preview at http://thornosgood.com.