Today I am interviewing Jay Posey, author of the Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy, and the new military science-fiction novel, Outriders, first book of the Outriders series.
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DJ: Hey Jay! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Jay: Hiya DJ! Thanks so much for inviting me to stop by!
These days I mostly tell people I’m a professional typist. I have a day job as a narrative designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, which is a video game development studio originally founded by Tom Clancy. Narrative design is still a pretty squishy term in the game industry, but basically on any given day, I might be doing typical writer-y type tasks (writing dialogue, creating characters, writing back story, planning the overall story structure, etc.) or I might be doing more typical game designer-y tasks, or something in between. I’m also (obviously) an author. I’m also also a husband and a dad, so between the family, the books, and the day job, that’s pretty much all I do. But a lot of it involves me sitting at a keyboard, so “professional typist” seems to capture it all pretty well.
DJ: What is Outriders about?
JP: Outriders is about a small team of death-proofed special operations soldiers trying to prevent the first interplanetary war. Continue reading