Featured Interview With C. R. BUCHANAN
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Ohio but only lived there for two weeks following my birth. Growing up, I lived in over thirty states, but it was not due to having a military family. Let’s just say that my childhood was… interesting. As of today, my home is in California.
Some of my childhood was spent on an old-fashioned farm. So, I have a love for animals that is fairly strong. This leaves me missing the trees and wilderness living in California.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My fascination with writing piqued in middle school, after I won my 1st writing contest for a 10-page story entitled, “Attack of the killer croutons from a planet somewhere near Mars!” Later in life, I plunged headfirst into the world of acting but never put the pen down. I have since penned multiple feature films, budded into a novelist, and won Best Supporting Actor at The International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain.
On another note: I’m also a seasoned script editor, story editor, former professional fighter, and a bit of a goofball.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My stories all come from long, vivid dreams with characters, arcs, plots, and the whole nine yards. It’s quite odd, actually. It is funny though, because, while I write mainly in the Sci-Fi and psychological thriller genres, I tend to read nonfiction. One of my favorites is The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I have penned eight novels to build a backlist before starting my release process in December of 2022 with The Tower. While Binary and WolfStar: The Uncharted Horizon’s Serial are following closely behind it, it is The Tower that is out now; and its narrative is… different.
A good summary of it:
Archer Kemp is tired of his life. Past wars, a cheating ex-wife, and a son he barely sees have made him empty inside; but things get worse when he awakens behind bars in a government facility called The Tower with an ensemble of others.
The group soon finds themselves in a grim world where they’re starved and experimented on for the sake of military research. To further complicate the situation, his estranged brother shows up in the cell next to him before they’re mentally broken and bullyragged into descending the tower’s treacherous levels.
The moments that follow force Archer into his old wartime mentality–no man left behind–to try and keep them alive during a series of monstrous trials no human is meant to survive. And he must do it while fighting newly forming urges growing inside him blacker than the demons of his past.
Violent, fast-paced, creepy, and full of dread, The Tower pushes you down a dark slope of nightmarish moments mixed with one man’s broken realities.
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