My name is Linda Andrews and by day, I’m a scientist for a local water company and by night I write Science Fiction, Apocalyptic horror, and romance novels. I read pretty much anything genre fiction although my favorite are mysteries and romance, and I love zombies.
2. When did you start writing, and why?
I started writing when the paranormal line that I read from Harlequin was cancelled. At the time, I was commuting 90 minutes one way to my job and used to write on tape. Now, writing is a passion that I can’t give up. Every book is different and I learn something new.
3. What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write?
I write the Science Fiction because as I’m reading for my job, I encounter intriguing information that raises those important what-if questions. I write the apocalyptic/horror novels because I can kill lots of people and not have to worry about going to jail. Okay, not really (maybe a little), I consider them exercises in survival. If this happened, what would I do? And I write romances because I am a romantic at heart and like to give everyone a happy ending (if they deserve it)
4. What is your latest book or series? Any forthcoming books?
My latest apocalyptic series is the Hadean series. It’s about the science we’re using to change our food forcing an evolutionary pathway for humanity and the planet.
5. “Welcome To My Worlds”: Tell us a little about the world of your latest book or series.
Hadean is set in Phoenix, Arizona in the current times. I enjoy the challenge of setting books in the desert as so many resources the rest of the country take for granted, such as water, are not readily available. The stories follow a group of 6 people as they struggle to survive, but one of them is infected. Most reviewers consider it a bit like 28 Days Later and the Crazies.
6. Introduce us to some of your characters. What do you like about them?
There’s Ellen who is a mother of 2. Her sister Rosa, who is a scientist working on figuring out what is going on and if there is a solution. Their cousin Raine who was a junior in high school when the world goes to pot. There is Drew who is a recovering drug addict, who has to put Ellen and her family above his addiction. There is Brent who is crazy but functional until he no longer is, this provides an inside look into the workings of the faceless masses who are infected. What I like about them, is that they don’t have any special skills and are just everyday people, who need each other to survive.
7. A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book.
Sometimes I like my characters so much I have a hard time torturing them, er, I mean writing their story when i know bad things are going to happen 😀