My guest this week is writer and film maker Eric Tozzi. Eric is the author of The Scout and a brand new Apocalypse Weird novel called Phoenix Lights. He was also featured in Synchronic: 13 Tales of Time Travel.
Primarily I write science fiction. This genre is especially close to my heart. For over five years I worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration (It’s funny how many times I’ve been asked if I am a rocket scientist). Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave me great inspiration for my debut novel, The Scout.
The iconic science-fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, was a personal source of encouragement to me. Having directed an award-winning short film based on the story, “Kaleidoscope,” from his book, The Illustrated Man, I had the opportunity to spend time with Ray before he passed away. His passion for writing and space exploration fueled me to the finish line on my debut novel, The Scout.
I’m currently writing a new book in the upcoming APOCALYPSE WEIRD universe. Additionally I’ve written a superhero novella that will take flight spring of 2015, “The Greatest Adventures of Mighty Woman Book 1: Resurrection.” In its simplest pitch form, it’s a mashup of Galaxy Quest and Supergirl. Lots of action! Lots of fun!
Join us at the launch party for Phoenix Lights and Hoodoopocalypse by Kim Wells. Follow the Facebook link here.
The documentary films made for JPL that we talk about in the interview.