My Guest Today is author Virgil Daniels talking about his debut novel 'Shifts'
By nmurray, Jul 28 2018 03:54PM
Welcome Virgil to my blog, please let everyone know about your writer's life and your new book 'Shifts'.
1.What made you write a book?
"I have been writing for a long time in other arenas. Mostly in the environment of music production. Writing is something I have done most of my life, and it started when I was young, around the age of 12 when I first realized the joy I have for it. The need to work and survive was really the only obstacle between me and printing my first book. I basically chose now, since there is no longer a reason to prolong it."
2.Tell us about you and where you live.
"I live in Chicago, IL. Born and raised there, never really lived anywhere else, besides one or two short stints just outside of town. I like food, music, and good company, just like anyone else, however, as I age I find those things more and more difficult to find, just like everyone else. I maintain a website, with tips and hints to help those who may have trouble keeping their focus. And also advice on how to be better at being creative as well as alternative avenues of entertainment."
3. What have you written, and what are you working on now?
"I just published a book called “Shifts”. It’s and fiction/drama based on the lives of three people and how they interchange with each other. The novel is more for the Young Adult genre, but there is an underlying technology theme, that most people can enjoy. The book is meant to be entertaining and a good read over all. My next book is also for the YA genre, although it is more gratuitous in nature and has more of a sinister theme."
4. How do you market your books and do your promotion efforts work
"I am still new. My book has been published barely under a month and I am still looking to see if my current methods are working. As some of you may know, there is a space between marketing and sales and profits, that all artist must endure. I won’t really know if any of this is working for another few weeks. However, I do advise others to take the advice of their publisher and work the steps outlined by them. They are the experts when it comes to this."
5. Where can readers find your books for sale?
"The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The kindle version however is only available on Amazon for now. You can purchase the book at discount from me personally on my website http://subdwellerzbeats.com/buy-shifts"
More about ‘Shifts’
"In Virgil Daniels’s debut novel, the stories of three individuals weave together, showing that even the most different among us are connected. Though it is as sensory as a graphic novel, Shifts lends a unique positivity to pulp fiction and fantasy. The conflict we as human beings endure and the humor we find in the everyday are what make life so rich—and they are what elevate Shifts into a page-turner for lovers of fiction too."
Take a peek in the lives of Dax, Frank, and Rita. Three extra-ordinary people, bound together by time and the goals they have set out for themselves.
Dax the inventive yet reluctant Ex-Soldier, trying to make something of his life and shed the mistakes of his past. Rita, a young scientist and researcher with the talent to be the best in her field, while still feeding the unrelenting urge to nurture her daughter. Frank, the most socially capable of them all, who carries with him a checkered past, a lust for women, even better food, and all that is good in life. He continues only to conquest the best and keep his ship afloat. Their lives will interchange and mingle with each other as the dawn of the technical era reaches its peak, and crests with the emergence of yet another technology. This one also, capable of altering the human experience as we know it.
Thank you Virgil, good luck for the future