Featured Interview With James Trait
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Northern California. I grew up in small towns filled with cattle and vineyards. I now live in upstate New York where I enjoy volunteer work, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Funny enough I only like comic books as a kid. It wasn’t until around 16 I discovered I enjoyed the challenge of writing. My teacher made me breakdown the conversations in Janu Austin’s novel Pride and Prejudice. I suppose that’s why conversation is something I find easy to write while I struggle with descriptions.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Timothy Zahn is my favorite secular author. If it’s science fiction and clean I tend to love it.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Shadow Link came from a place of love and family. It deals with the mental illness many of us deal with or see in our lives today. At the same time, it shows that we can deal with our struggles and find a way to overcome them. And it offers a sci-fi explanation for why mental illness seems so much more rampant today then in former times.