Interview with David C Drizzit, writer of "A Whisper in Space" the first book a series entitled "The Adventures of the Spitfire Crew."
I had an opportunity to sit down and talk with author David C. Drizzit about his first book, A Whisper in Space, as well as his upcoming second book, which he is currently writing.
Jason: You have a lot of characters in your book. Which one do you relate with the most?
David: I see a lot of Miles in myself. He’s a realist who looks at the world very analytically. He’s also struggling to get by, much like I have faced constant struggles in my life.
Jason: Why don’t you tell me about some of those struggles?
David: I grew up in a family that was reasonably poverty stricken for most of my childhood. I always had the essentials, and went to a good school, an affluent one, but being the poor kid in an affluent school meant I was one of the main targets of ridicule.
I went on the become the first in my family to earn a college degree, but I’ve had a rocky career. I have been laid off twice, once back in 98 and more recently in 09. The more recent layoff left me out of work for 16 months.
I also have been through a battle with depression, the result of a very bad marriage, and subsequently survived a very tough divorce.
Jason: You’re raising two kids as a single parent. How is that going for you?
David: I have a lot of help from my fionce, Tracy, who my kids love. The first year or two were a challenge but it keeps getting easier as they grow up and can do more on their own. Their great kids and I love raising them.
Jason: What were your inspiration sources for this novel?
David: Firefly and Serenity are 2 space westerns that were big sources for me. I started watching them last year and practically have them memorized. I like some of the humor in Zombieland. Classic space operas like Star Wars and Star Trek were also big for me.
Jason: Who is your favorite Firefly character, and why?
David River Tam, absolutely my favorite. She is very innocent about the world, extremely bright, and she occasionally kicks some serious ass. She’s not bad on the eyes either.
Jason: Tell me about your upcoming novel. How is it progressing?
David: It is progressing well. I generally don’t start a novel knowing where it will end, as is the case here. I don’t want to give away any surprises, but there will be a lot of action and a very in-depth love story involving Miles and Zell. I expect to be done sometime in mid 2012.
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