Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rysa Walker

Rysa Walker is the bestselling author of The Delphi Trilogy (The Delphi Effect, The Delphi Resistance, and The Delphi Revolution). Timebound, the first book in her CHRONOS Files series, won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Her career had its beginnings in a childhood on a cattle ranch, where she read every book she could find, watched Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and let her imagination soar into the future and to distant worlds. Her diverse path has spanned roles such as lifeguard, waitress, actress, digital developer, and professor—and through it all, she has pursued her passion for writing the sorts of stories she imagined in her youth.

Walker applied the Page 69 Test to The Delphi Revolution and reported the following:
I’m almost always in the middle of three books at once--one audiobook, one fiction, and one non-fiction. I tend to listen while in the car or cleaning house, and I switch back and forth between the non-fiction and fiction on the Kindle depending on my mood.

On audio, I’m currently enjoying Storm Glass, the first book of the Harbinger series by Jeff Wheeler. I loved Wheeler’s Kingfountain series, and have now passed it along to my oldest son, and this new tale is shaping up to be equally good. World-building is always strong in Wheeler’s books, and this new series is as richly detailed as Kingfountain, with characters that quickly became real to me. As an added bonus, the voice artist, Kate Rudd, is one of my very favorites (which is why she narrates most of the books that I’ve written). Once I follow Kate into a story, the road trip becomes shorter, the chores become lighter, and I walk around with headphones on until we reach the end.

A short-story anthology is my current fiction read. Daniel Arthur Smith’s Tales from the Canyons of the Damned #28 was a perfect fit for my mood. That’s partly because I began it on Halloween and was looking for some creepy short stories, but also because I’m currently working on a dark fantasy series and wanted to keep my mind in the spooky zone.

My non-fiction read right now is Kevin Kruse’s White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. I initially picked it up as research for my next time-travel book, which will be set partly in the South during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. My intention was to thumb through in search of historical details I could use as background. But as a native of the Deep South and former professor of American government and political history, the book pulled me in, and I’m reading it straight through.
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The Page 69 Test: The Delphi Revolution.

--Marshal Zeringue