Today, I’ve got Adam Legend here to talk about C.H.A.O.S. Logs, writing, and life in general. I’ve got this book on my Kindle, and I’ve started reading it. So far, it’s intriguing!
About the Book
Title: C.H.A.O.S. Logs: Carita Amelia Kaine
Author: Adam Legend
Publication date: July 29, 2015
Length: 328 pages
Categories: Science Fiction/LGBT fiction
Synopsis: The C.H.A.O.S. Logs series is set in the far future where humanity has united on Earth under one banner, the United Earth Government. A group of Martian Separatists has started an interplanetary war and the series follows the events of the last War of humanity and explores a world where a near utopia meets with a foreign culture on a different world.
What do you wish people knew about your books or characters?
As much as a talk about Representation in my books, it’s not the main focus. There is a really great plot and other moments and interactions that happen, but at the same time Representation was a focus in the character creation process. I don’t want to seem like I’m patting myself on the back, but I want everyone to know that I made a proper effort to be inclusive in my work instead of making everyone the same.
Just reading the beginning, I have a good sense of diversity there. I know I appreciate it. Seems to me that you must’ve spent a lot of time carefully crafting the histories and backgrounds of the characters. What else do you use to immerse yourself in the story (music, visuals, etc.)?
I do get inspiration for scenes with songs. I’ve got a lot of songs that I specifically relate to my work and it adds to their enjoyment because I get to daydream and enjoy the songs on an entirely different level than most people can. I can imagine things happening to the song and it helps get those thoughts onto the page and helps make the books feel real for me and the readers.
Oh, yes! I can definitely relate to imagining a story in a song. That speaks right to my heart. Who do you write for (your audience or who you hope to reach)?
I write for myself. I think it was Bungie that said when you write for yourself you’ll always enjoy the story and I can say that it’s true. I’m never dissatisfied with anything in my books because I’m a fan as much as I’m the author. It also makes me incredibly happy when people enjoy my work because they like the same things I like and that creates a bond. It also helps that I want to see things for other people. I want to see the positive representation of women, Native characters, non-binary characters, queer characters, mixed ethnicity characters, disabled characters, and different groups because that diversity enriches the story and I love those kinds of stories that bring everyone into the fold better than they’re brought into the fold in the real world.
Well, you’ve just described the neighborhood I live in, with such a wide range of diversity. It’s nice to read books that reflect this. I’m only a short way into the story, but as a writer myself, I’m picking up on the fact that you like your world and your characters. It shows.
Time for some word sprints! What’s your favorite season?
What’s your favorite movie?
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
If you could have any career (other than writer), what would it be?
I’m pursuing a career in professional wrestling while writing my novels.
That is really cool! My late brother-in-law was an avid fan of professional wrestling and the art involved. It’s not dissimilar to writing, in a way. Thanks for stopping by, and I’m looking forward to finishing the book.
About the Author
I’m a mixed(black and white) bisexual author who writes sci-fi novels. I’m training to be a professional wrestler and I’m a fan of comics, cartoons, and use those things as inspiration for my books.