Today I am interviewing Davila LeBlanc, author of the new science-fiction novel, Syndicate’s Pawn: A Tale of the Jinxed Thirteenth.
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DJ: Hey Davila Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
DaVila LeBlanc: Well first of all thank you so much for having me here in the digital office. As for a bit about myself, I’m a HUGE science-fiction and fantasy buff. I’ve been writing since I learned the alphabet it would seem. I’ve always loved telling stories. I’m an avid role-player, where many of my story ideas come from. I’m also a sword master, so I feel I’m pretty ready for the zombie-apocalypse and woefully underprepared for the robot uprising. That is unless they are planning on giving us a fighting chance.
DJ: What is Syndicate’s Pawn about? I believe it is actually a follow up to you previous novel, Dark Transmissions, but it can be read as a stand-alone?
DaV: Syndicate’s Pawns is best described as Die Hard in space. We have a crew of clever criminals trying to board and take over the Jinxed Thirteenth, which happens to be crippled from the events of the previous book. In that respect it is a direct follow-up to Dark Transmissions. I feel like it can be read as a stand-alone, mainly because it involves the same cast only a different mission. My goal with the Jinxed Thirteenth series has been to create a sort of “episodic” feel to it, in which the characters grow, but also where the readers can just hop in whenever they feel like it. Continue reading