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The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: Marathon by Doug Dandridge

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AUTHOR DOUG DANDRIDGE
Our featured author today is Doug Dandridge, author of "Marathon", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "Marathon" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 2/23-2/27, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Doug. What inspired you to launch / join The Alvarium Experiment?

I was asked to join by one of the other authors, whom I had met at a writer’s conference in my home town. I’m always looking for new ways to promote, and had just recently put a short story in an anthology by Kevin J Anderson, so, as this seemed interesting, I jumped at the invitation. I still don’t know what the result will be of participation, part of what makes it an experiment, but it was a lot of fun writing the story.

What are some of the benefits and challenges of writing “into” an existing framework for Prometheus as a character? How did that shape your creative process for your story? Is it different from your usual writing process?

Well, to start off, I had to disc…

An excerpt from "On Both Sides" of The Prometheus Saga

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Readers can still download a free Kindle copy of "On Both Sides" now through Friday. On the Amazon Best Seller list, "On Both Sides" hit #2 in the Top Free Historical Fiction Short Stories.

The story, a blend of historical and science fiction, is told from the perspective of two young people with opposing views of the American Revolution. Young Robby Freeman believes that independence is the answer for the colonists, and the only way they will ever truly be free. Miss Olivia Wilton hopes that the war will not spoil her social calendar, and can't wait for the British army to overpower the colonial militants so that she can continue enjoying her balls and parties. Tying them both together is a mysterious woman named Lady Maryanne Carrington. Her disappearance leads them both down a path they could never have imagined.

Here's an excerpt from the short story:
When her father and Colonel Denton returned, a strange relief flooded through Olivia. “Well, have you …

The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: On Both Sides by Bria Burton

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Today, I'm the one being interviewed. It's very fitting for President's Day as my short story takes place during the American Revolution.

AUTHOR BRIA BURTON 
Our featured author today is Bria Burton, author of "On Both Sides", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "On Both Sides" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 2/16 - 2/20, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Bria. Tell us, what inspired you to launch / join the Alvarium Experiment?

At the FWA Conference in 2014, Charles and Ken approached me about the idea, and I absolutely loved it. The author collaboration, the story premise, and the new way of reaching readership really drew me in. Not to mention I love science fiction.

What are some of the benefits and challenges of writing “into” an existing framework for Prometheus as a character? How did that shape your creative process for your story? Is it different from your usual writing process?

For me, this story began with Point of View. Typ…

The Promtheus Saga Author Interview: First World War by Ken Pelham

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For the next thirteen weeks, I'm hosting author interviews from The Prometheus Saga on my blog. Look for them each Monday.

AUTHOR KEN PELHAM Our featured author today is Ken Pelham, author of "First World War", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "First World War" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 2/9 - 2/13, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Ken. Tell us, what inspired you to launch / join the Alvarium Experiment?

For years, writers have been hearing, “Avoid the short story! There’s no money and no future in it! Write only novels, dammit!” But there’s been a sea change, caused by online publishing. Short is GOOD again. I’ve always loved short stories and have always wanted to be included in an anthology, so over the last year or two I’d been thinking about submitting work to an anthology somewhere. I’d been following some of the cool things authors like Hugh Howey were espousing, taking advantage of the amazing flexibility of the Internet as …