Broken Pieces

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Author Interview – Julian Rosado

Monday, June 3, 2013

What genre are you most comfortable writing? Fantasy and Scifi in equal measure. They are the perfect genres to let your mind wander and explore your imagination.

What inspired you to write your first book? A Conspiracy Theory! The what if Magic was real and a select cadre knew about it and  what would a teenager do if he somehow learned about all this? From there everything else came into being: The seven thousand year old company, the elves living in our national parks and the balance between Magic and Technology that has to be preserved to keep humanity alive and well and Magic in check.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? Letting go of the fear of being read. That fear that we are not good enough to tell a story. Everyone has a story to tell.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? All the time… but the only thing to do about the writer’s block is to keep on writing through it. To do away with it I turn off the imagination and write about anything I can see or have seen, I describe a picture, a place, anything until that spark some call a muse comes back and imagination takes over again.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? I am beginning Book Four of the Guardians Inc. Series, and starting a graphic novel project with my friend and partner Francisco Trueba completely unrelated to Guardians Inc.

How did you come up with the title? The story named itself, I actually didn’t have a title through the first months of development.  The title of the Series came naturally from within.

Can you tell us about your main character? Thomas begins at almost 16 years old, he is a typical kid from a small town. He doesn’t see himself as a superhero, and he can’t see why he could be so important for Guardians Inc. and the world. He actually believes that being the Cypher is kind of lame.

How did you develop your plot and characters? Before sitting down to write the Cypher I spent about a year and a half plotting the storylines of the series, the characters and where I wanted each one to appear and where the storylines should close.  Then I wrote a rough “map” of the different books that would make the series.

Along that map the plot can “wiggle” a little bit, the characters grow by themselves as they live the story.


A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world.  Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology. 

Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we’ve driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance. To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future and to unlock the future they need a cypher.

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Genre – YA Fantasy / Adventure

Rating – G

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