HomeAIW PressGuest Interview with Lisa Burton, Personal Assistant to Author C.S. Boyack, on Quantum Wanderlust
October 10, 2017
Guest Interview with Lisa Burton, Personal Assistant to Author C.S. Boyack, on Quantum Wanderlust
“Hi everyone. I’ve got radio personality and interviewer, Lisa Burton here with us today. Let’s give her a warm welcome.”
“Hi, Lisa and welcome. I’m super excited to have you stop by today.”
“Hi, Michele, so glad to finally meet you. I’m here today to talk about Quantum Wanderlust.This is a collection of short stories by thirteen awesome authors, and all of them deal with time travel.”
“Tell me, Lisa, what made Egypt, Tutankhamun’ s tomb, the place you decided to time travel to? I mean, there are so many places and times that could have been chosen.”
“Oh, it wasn’t me, it was Craig’s character. He’s the author here. It involves a kind of secret society that invented the time machine on the down-low. They wanted to place satellites in orbit around the ancient world so they could watch things as they happened. We’re not just talking about the building of the pyramids either. They could observe extinction events, erosion of fertile areas, and a lot more.
“Now to accomplish this, they needed funding, and they wanted to keep it all quiet for now. They chose Tut’s tomb, because it’s spectacular. It would draw attention and maybe the wealthy folks would pony up when they get an idea of what could be possible. It’s not too sexy to talk about erosion of the Nile Delta, or what Haley’s Comet looked like a thousand years ago.”
“Did you have to do a lot of research for this project?”
“There was a ton of research. Dates, names, actual hotels, tomb contents, train schedules. And you’re right to ask it this way. As Craig’s major domo, I wound up doing the bulk of it.”
“So how did you guys come up with the premise for this one?”
“Without giving spoilers, Craig started with a twist ending he wanted to use. I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s a real world concern that might resonate with readers. Then he had to back it into the story in a way that also included time travel.
“Before I forget, we have posters made for all of Craig’s stories. We only made one for Quantum Wanderlust, because Swift Wings is the only story Craig has in the collection. I think it’s a fun one though, and here is your print.”
“Thanks, Lisa. You look stunning as usual. And this poster hints at Craig’s Story, Swift Wings. I understand that Craig gave permission for anyone to download and use this photo. So go feel free to use as a backdrop, screensaver, or however you like. Thanks, Craig.”
“So, Michele, I snuck ahead in the book and Fabric of Time is a cool concept. What brought you to use a baby blanket to symbolize this fabric?”
“Well, Lisa, both of my children were given homemade blankets from their granny and I thought it would be a great way to use something that anyone could relate to.
“The name Aisling is pretty unique. How did you find it and why did it appeal to you?”
“I always choose a nationality that I wish to feature in my work. I usually go Italian, because that’s what I’m most familiar with, but I wanted to highlight another of my nationalities, and chose Irish. I wanted a name that would go with that theme. But I wanted something unusual. I went to my favorite search engine and searched for Irish names. I came upon Aisling, which means dream or vision. I knew that was the name for my story.
“Rory appealed to me for another time traveler named Rory. He appeared on several years of Dr. Who. Did you base Rory on him somehow?”
“Actually, Lisa, I have never watched an episode of Dr. Who. Rory is the name I came up with while helping a friend choose a name for her cat.”
“I like the idea that this fabric needs to be constantly tended and mended to protect others from altering the timeline. It takes people of pretty stern construction to handle that kind of job. Those kind of characters make for great stories.”
“Thanks, Lisa. You know, Swift Wings had me intrigued from the start. Egyptian history is a favorite of mine, and many people are fascinated by it. I enjoyed going back in time with Dr. Preston and seeing King Tut’s tomb from his perspective.”
Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of Quantum Wanderlustat all the major sites. These thirteen authors will take you on some interesting time travel adventures. Oh, and if you don’t mind, please leave a review.
“Well, Lisa, I know you must run. So glad we finally connected. Tell Craig we said hi.”
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When we talk about the passage of time, it’s usually in short bursts (seconds, minutes, hours) or slightly longer chunks (weeks, months, years).
What if it was limitless? What if you could go forward or back? Decades, centuries, eons? Would you go back and change your life? Go forward and see your future?
Quantum Wanderlust is a time travel short story anthology. Characters travel forward and back—how far they go and how they get there make fascinating tales. Do they observe or interact? Is the outcome better or worse than the original timeline?
The scope is virtually limitless, definitely timeless.
Download your free copy today from most major eBook retailers by clicking here.