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Ron S. Nolan, Ph.D.

Natasha Murray
Smashwords Vincent Lowry

E-Authors Interview
with Vincnet Lowry
July 28, 2020

What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?

Ron S. Nolan, Ph.D. has lived in Aptos California near the Palo Alto ship wreck on Sea Cliff Beach since 1990

What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?

Met Chron New-Humans (Book 2 of the Metamorphosis Chronicles Series). It is a hard science, space technothriller.

 What is the book about?

Set in the year 2030, the novel tales place in a world near the global warming tipping point and humanity’s survival is threatened by raging wildfires, android wars, floods and viral pandemics. Ironically, there is a new discovery that could dramatically lengthen the human lifespan causing rampant economic and social chaos.

Timing is everything. If the intern at the Lunar SpeeZees Lab hadn’t accidentally selected the wrong sequence of avatars in a training program, the world’s first New-Human would not have been 3D printed and brought to life.…and without Chron’s genius, the strategy of developing a space elevator to convey pods of seawater into space and generate snowfall over tropical seas  to reduce  ocean temperatures would never have been implemented.

Furthermore, if Chron had not assisted her longevity research, Dr. Astra Sturtevant would never have made her game clinging discovery of how to control the genetic clock and arrest the aging process. Meanwhile, the AI androids that had mutated in the high radiation zones following the nuclear detonations in the Bay Area have launched campaigns to gain their independence and annihilate all organic humans.

Where did you come up with the idea?

I have had many unique experiences, like camping on the most radioactive spot on the Earth’s surface, working with a bonafide psychic and building artificial reefs in Micronesia for my doctoral research, that have given me a plethora of  plot ammo. To reveal the connections between the past and the present in my stories, I have set up a backstory website.

How long did it take you to write it?

One year to write. Two months to revise.

Did you learn anything from the project?

AI androids and robots are on the rise. Beware, they are smarter, stronger and better suited for space travel than us organics.

Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?

Ron S. Nolan’s  website.

 Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?

I use Misty Mountain Productions for eBook formatting and highly recommend attending Vincent Lowry’s book marketing workshops.

What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?

I was an avid Sci-Fi reader, but stopped when I began to produce my own stories because I want my ideas to be original. However ,I do read many scientific journal articles and frequently consult Wikipedia for technical information.

What is your favorite book of all time and why?

That’s easy, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway published in 1952. It is powerful and eloquent. I believe I read it in Mrs. Baker’s  6th grade class when I attended Pinckney School in Lawrence, Kansas. But, little did I imagine then that four decades later I would become close friends with Jack Hemingway and his daughter Margot  (Ernest’s son and granddaughter). One of the highlights of our many adventures was a tarpon fishing trip to the Florida Keys where Jack told us stories about his childhood as we soaked up the ambiance and drank cold beers at Sloppy Joe’s  in Key West—a bar once  favored by Papa.

Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

A couple of crows come by for almonds, which I throw from my deck.

Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?

I have a vintage Dell Workstation which a local nerd has juiced into a supercomputer that reads and edits most eBook formats.


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