What inspires you? The world. This crazy, beautiful, evil, unpredictable world.
Which other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you be a better writer?
Jodi Jenson is brutally honest with me which has helped me flourish in my skills.
What’s your writing Kryptonite?
I would say romance and humour. I suck at both, lol.
How many hours a day do you write?
I get up every morning, and write or edit or research, for 2 – 2 1/2 hours. To me, it’s all writing.
What one thing would/did you give up to be a writer?
My dream of becoming a professional Basketball player. I quit playing competitively after college to write.
What inspires you?
The world. This crazy, beautiful, evil, unpredictable world.
What sparked the idea for The Fall of Pacifica?
The coronavirus, and a certain episode of Star Trek: Voyager I can’t remember.
What challenges did you encounter to finish it?
Time. A deadline extension really helped me finish the story without rushing.
Why did you choose the setting of this book?
Most of the stories I write are based in my hometown or near my hometown of Sacramento, California. I thought of the Bay area with this story.
What’s your favourite scene?
I have two. The first scene and the last scene.
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This is an industry of rejection and to be successful, an author needs to be able to never throw in the towel, no matter the hard road ahead of them.
Three-hundred years after an alien invasion, the remnants of human society thrive in Pacifica, an underground colony on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. During a routine trip topside to look for supplies, two men go missing, while another contracts a virus from the surface and unknowingly unleashes a contagion upon the colony.
Sydnor Jr. is an author of novels and short stories. He began his career in writing in 2005 after trading in his basketball sneakers for a pen and pad, and the desire to create worlds took off. Early in his writing journey, he learned there was more than just putting an idea to paper, you had to read. Now, he lives in the pages, occasionally taking breaks for Netflix or Game of Thrones.