Talking Books with D.A. Hewitt, author of Dominion
D.A. Hewitt is an award-winning author of four novels and over a hundred short stories. One novel was awarded a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for best regional fiction. He attributes his success to hard work, honing a skill and providing an outlet for his passion for writing.
Born in Michigan, he lived for 25 years in North Carolina before returning to live in his home state. In addition to enjoying sky diving and mountain climbing, he is a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps and has earned a degree in mathematics.
Mr. Hewitt admits to a fascination with the work of Carl Jung and of the Gnostic religion. He’d always thought intertwining these topics in a science fiction novel was a stretch, but one day the storyline of Dominion came to him. He wrote the novel in a stream of consciousness. “It makes sense, tapping into the collective unconscious,” Mr. Hewitt says, “very much like Carl Jung might have predicted.”
About the Book:
Title: DOMINION: FIRE AND ICE
Author: D.A. Hewitt
Publisher: Double Dragon eBooks
Genre: Science Fiction
It’s the year 2075. Lunar mining and processing facilities have prospered near the lunar south pole, where the Moon’s largest city, Valhalla, rests on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.
Dominion Off-Earth Resources has beaten the competition into space and is ready to establish its monopoly with the opening of the orbiting space resort Dominion. But Pettit Space Industries has a secret plan to emerge as a major contender in the commercialization of space. The upstart company is training the first space rescue squad at a secluded off-grid site in Barrow, Alaska.
The rescue squad gets nearly more than it can handle when its first mission involves the Pope, who’s traveling to the Moon to establish the Lunar See. During the rescue attempt, they discover Earth is imperiled by an asteroid large enough to cause mass extinction. Using the unique skills taught during their training, skills emphasized by the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, these Jungi Knights must elevate their game if they are to save both the Earth and the Pope—while not getting killed in the process.
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Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Doug! Can you tell us where you are from?
Michigan. I now live in Ann Arbor.
Q: How did you come up with your title?
Dominion is the name of an orbiting space hotel in the year 2075.
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
Double Dragon designed it with input by me. I liked the idea of the Earth and the Moon about the same size because there is a struggle for power between them in my novel.
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
This is a top-notch science fiction novel that just happens to have subplots that connect it to the origins of the Star Wars universe (in spirit) and also a guideline to tapping into the power of the subconscious.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
Sure. I have quotes at the top of every chapter. They are of themselves fascinating.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
The romantic scene. The why should be obvious.
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
To introduce the world to the Process Map of Consciousness, on display at my website, www.StinkyUniverse.com or my blog, www.StinkyUniverse29.com.
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
I liked being a U.S. Marine.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
The Vatican. To ask questions.
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
Night person, definitely. That’s why I love science fiction conventions.
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
No. At least not yet. Bwahahaha.
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
Yes, in fact, I realized that dreaming was a skill to be honed.
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
I’d wish I had 10 wishes.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Stay thirsty, my friends!