So today we will ask DeWayne where the idea for his latest novel was born.
Interviewer: "Hello DeWayne and thanks for taking the time to talk to me today."
DeWayne: "You're welcome and it's my pleasure."
Interviewer: "the concept behind the story "Still With Eyes Closed" have left many wondering how it came about. What inspired you and how did you come up with this approach?"
DeWayne: "You are correct in saying that I have been asked that question. The root of the story goes back to when I was 14. I was attempting to start writing and most of my stories were short stories. I had several inspirations then, Star Trek being foremost as well as the medical field. At that time however I was too immature to understand the concepts in which I was attempting to write about, so I made notes and tucked them away. In 1988 I married and shortly thereafter I started to developed the story, however my wife thought it dark so I tabled it."
Interviewer: "How long did you table it?"
DeWayne: " I did not pick up the story again until this year 2014, so for almost 26 years."
Interviewer: "What sparked the re-interest?"
DeWayne: "My wife and I were watching the CBS Evening News when they did a story about an elderly man with Leukemia who had received a bone marrow transplant from a young person. They made some grand statements about his remission that in the end turned out false, nevertheless it was the spark. That night I went to bed and dreamed the story, the next day I started writing. Over the course of writing the novel I read in many different magazines about recent medical research that played right into my story, it really is based on current medical science."
Interviewer: "Do you feel that medical science will go in the direction of your novel?"
DeWayne: "If nothing major stops the human race? Yes! I see no other option if humans are allowed to continue on their current path. Mankind had repeatedly attempted some of the concepts in my novel, if medical science reaches the point I have it reach in my story then yes, there will be no reason for the political elements to attempt what I present. Perhaps not in the exact same manner, but in some kind of reflection."
Interviewer: "Well we thank you for you time. Readers, you can find DeWayne Watts' novel "Still With Eyes Closed" on Amazon.com right now. Well worth the read."
DeWayne: "You're very welcome, and I would like to thank all my readers."