Here’s a story.
The first time I read Replay by Ken Grimwood, I cried. I was ten. Even at that age, I was aware of the power Ken Grimwood had over my emotions. It was power I wanted.
I wanted to make people cry.
I’ve written five novels since then, and even if none of them made people cry, my hope is that those books made people feel something.
Like most male Hispanic writers about to enter their forties, I write mostly about relationships and identity in the context of ubiquitous technology, pervasive violence, and frequent nudity. My writing is heavily influenced by Science Fiction greats like Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, and Richard K. Morgan, as well as other literary powerhouses like Stephen King, Ken Grimwood, Vladimir Nabokov, and Anais Nin.
Generally, people seem to enjoy my novels. Some people don’t. They’re likely freedom haters.
Here’s what one person said of one of my books:
Daniel Verastiqui has an obsession with giving his characters great big heaping gobs of amazing technology, and then watching them screw themselves with it.Travis Holmes
I enjoy writing novels. I’ll probably keep doing it.
My email address is my first name at my last name and one of those dot coms. If that’s too much work, I also have a contact form. I eagerly await your correspondence.