Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Today is the Day to Meet Dwayne Anderson

With me today is Dwayne Anderson ( and author of Partially Human.

Congratulations on your book.

Odyssey Reviews gives Partially Human 2.5 Medallions

Mr. Anderson's words are delivered entirely sans pretense. No smoke and screens; no circuitous plot. What remains is a simple tale of goodness versus the evil of intolerance. His characters are compelled to be unguardedly honest and straight to the point. If you are looking for an intricate, word-woven story, this may not be the book for you. But, if you are interested in writing that dispenses with the fluff and unabashedly contends with the age old struggle of discrimination, then you can curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and this soft cover for a nice afternoon read. The author says "the theme of the story is that of friendship, love, compassion, and loyalty triumphing over human ignorance and prejudice." Toward that end, his delivery is unfailing.
Odyssey Reviews gives “Partially Human” 2.5 medallions.
Genre: Science Fiction
Reading Level: Child to Young Adult

Thanks for stopping by Dwayne and thank you for giving me this interview.

1) If you could start over with your writing career, what if anything would you change?
I would do more reading and learn more about the writing style of other authors.

2) What was the best piece of advice you received regarding the life of a writer?
You have no story without conflict. You also need to develop your characters fully to make them more interesting so your audience can relate to them.

3) If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I'm not really a people person, I'm used to being by myself.

4) If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?
Same as question #3

5) What do you want to be when you grow up?
I haven't really given it much though, though being a published author is quite an accomplishment for me.

6) In the next century, what do you hope people will remember you for?
I hope to someday be remembered as an individual who even despite having Asperger Syndrome, was able to fulfill his hopes and dreams and overcome all challenges he comes across.

7)Where can readers buy a copy of Partially Human?

I have my own website at where the book is listed, along with my previous two works. I'll update this site as I get more of my works published. The site lists the three major weblinks where the book can be purchsed, from the publisher's online bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. There may be other sites as well, but I'm only going to list the major ones. I've also listed a sample chapter with the book's listing on my website so that potential buyers can get a sneak peak. On the publisher's online bookstore and at Amazon, the book can also be rated and reviewed, I've already got one review at Amazon. The site also lists the link to my blog for Partially Human that focuses on the latest news surrounding the book.

8)What other projects are you working on right now?

Can we expect a sequel to Partially Human?I have no sequel planned for Partially Human, however my next book, a romance, deals with a similar theme, though it will have nothing to do with Partially Human's story. I'm also planning a sequel to my first two books as they are my weakest works and a sequel to both will improve upon them. I'm also planning a medieval fantasy featuring an unlikely hero, another general fiction story, and another romance.

Blurb of Partially Human from

Joshua Plofhard is one of Los Angeles's most beloved citizens. With wonderful friends, a beautiful new girlfriend, and a bright future, life couldn't get any better. But when it is discovered and revealed that he carries the DNA of a dying alien species in his body, Joshua not only finds himself ostracized, feared, and scorned by a community that once embraced him, but he is now hunted by The Prejudice, a mysterious serial killer notorious for targeting those looked down upon by society. With help from his mother Alicia, girlfriend Kimberly Derth, friends Rick Warris, Peter Christjes, Eric Blonfly, and several others who come to sympathize with his plight, Joshua realizes that there are still people who care about him, even in a world filled with prejudice.

Friday, June 18th, 1999, exactly thirty days till Joshua’s nineteenth birthday.Alicia knew that she would have to tell Joshua the truth and soon. No one else knew but her.It was a beautiful morning in Los Angeles. Alicia had just started to make breakfast.Upstairs in his room, Joshua was awakened by the ringing of his alarm clock. He reached over and switched it off. Then he sat up, yawned, stretched his arms, and removed the covers. After taking off his striped pajamas, he put on a purple T-shirt, black jeans, and white socks. Then getting down on his knees, he reached under the bed, and took out a pair of white sneakers.Downstairs in the bathroom, Joshua took a comb and ran it through his hair. He put the comb down and turned on the tap. Cold water began to flow from the faucet. He scrubbed his face with soap and water, then reached for a towel to dry himself. Joshua stared at his reflection in the mirror. He had grown into a handsome young man, with blue eyes and bleached blonde hair, standing at a height of five feet and seven inches. He had become popular with the girls, although he didn’t know why.

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