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Author Interview – Ernest Dempsey

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Laptop. In the spring, summer, and fall, on the back porch in the shade. In winter, I have a desk in an office upstairs. I do outlines on paper or on ipad.

Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry? No friends in the industry. My biggest supporter is my girlfriend. She pushes me and believes in me more than anyone I’ve ever met.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? Hard to know. I rarely sleep well at night. I toss and turn a lot. But nights where I get 7-8 hours of deep sleep I usually feel pretty amazing.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? My girlfriend, Megan, all my friends, my family. And I’d like to thank the people along the way who told me to suck it up, quit dreaming, and just work my day job.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? Success will be when I quit my day job and write/promote books full time. I’ve sold a lot of books, have a lot of subscribers, but none of it matters until I can walk away from the job and live life on my own terms.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? This part is so hard for me. My campaign involves a lot of guest posting on various blogs, commenting on other blogs, driving people to my Facebook page and Twitter handle, and just overall trying to find new readers and get them to my site. It’s all about traffic. I need to get better at driving traffic.


When you wake up, does it seem like your dreams were real? Maybe they were.

Imagine if Stephanie Meyer and Suzanne Collins sat down together to write an up-tempo, action packed sci-fi thriller featuring terrifying nightmares, an evil emperor, a beautiful princess, and gladtiator games on another planet.

That’s The Dream Rider, the newest release from Ernest Dempsey, the author who brought you The Secret of the Stones and The Cleric’s Vault.

Falling from buildings, being attacked by terrifying strangers, and ghostly hands that strangle in the night are just some of the fears The Dream Rider must overcome.

Finn McClaren is an average college student, mediocre in every possible way, until one day, when strange men try to kill him. Finn wakes up in his dorm room to realize the whole thing was just a dream. Or was it?

The nightmares continue, forcing Finn to face his deepest fears until one night, he stops running and fights back. When he awakens, he is no longer in his dorm room, but on a strange planet on the other side of the galaxy.

After being arrested, Finn is thrust into an underground prison where the inmates are forced to fight to the death in the arena games. While there, he learns he has incredible powers, and of the true reason he has come to the alien world.

The Dream Rider is a fun, fast-paced, science fiction adventure that also asks serious questions about our fears, self-esteem, beliefs, and facing challenges in life.

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Genre –  Science Fiction

Rating – PG13

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