Uprising (Burning Skies Book 3) by Chris Harris
The invaders are continuing to strengthen their hold over an America still reeling. But in the hills, woods, and countryside small sparks of rebellion are taking hold, fanning the fires of patriotism that will unite the country against a common enemy.
Finally free from the clutches of Fen Shu, President Madeline Tanner refuses to leave her fellow countrymen to their fate. She is their leader and will stop at nothing to protect her people.
While the rest of the world stands by and watches, a few nations decide they must stand against Chinese aggression and,despite threats to their own countries, join the battle.
The Uprising is beginning.
Interview CHRIS HARRIS
Where did the inspiration come from?
As I am writing book three of a multi author series, the inspiration had to come from my fellow writers initially as I continued with the storyline that had developed over the first two books and the characters they had already introduced. As I developed the storyline to put my own mark on the saga, I was always conscious about keeping true to what had already happened. When writing I always had both the first two books open on my desk and continually found myself flicking through them or searching for a certain passage, just to make sure I was keeping storylines or characters on the right track.
How does it feel to know your characters are out and about in the readers imaginations?
It’s a great feeling. The fact that an entirely fictional (well sometimes they are based on people I know) character you have created is being thought about or even talked about by a reader has to be one of the best feelings an author can have. When you come across chats on social media about your books and people are discussing it or recommending your work to others its hard to keep a big grin off your face for the rest of the day.
Do you miss writing about them.
It’s hard not to when you have put so much time and effort into creating them. My first two series, one a post emp survival story and the other a still to be completed zombie saga, both use the same characters as the core of the book. After I finished UK Dark and was contemplating my next storyline, I decided it would be fun to have a crack at a zombie story. I had developed the characters and knew them so well after the first series I decided that it would be a shame to let them not have another outing and so decided to create the unluckiest family in the world. Will they have another outing in my next series? I think I’d miss them if I didn’t.
What was your publishing journey highlight.
Easy. The first time someone who was not a family or friend took the time to contact me to tell me how much they loved my books. Another big grin and spring in your step day.
What was the last book that made you laugh out loud.
Tricky one that. I love the PA/dystopian genre so by their nature they are not laugh a minute books. They can make you smile or chuckle but I’ve yet to laugh out loud as my wife often does much to my annoyance when she’s reading and I’m trying to get to sleep.
What was the last book to make you cry.
I’m a bit of a weeper so a well penned birthday card can bring tears to my eyes. The Road by Cormac McCarthy was a book that made me well up. Love makes you go above and beyond what is possible.
If I was on an island for a year what two books would I bring?
Long ones! I have reread some books many times. Old favourites you can pull off the shelf again and again and even though you know the story well, they never disappoint. But now with the advent of Ebooks, writing this had reminded me it is something I have not done for a long time. The next new book is only a wifi connection and a press of a finger away.
I remember first reading The Courtneys of Africa trilogy by Wilbur Smith when I was in my early teens. A good couple of thousand pages of action and adventure would pass the time well on a beach and another couple of rereads won’t make me bored of them. Always wanted to read War and Peace but have never plucked up the courage so that would be a good one to take too.
What is my favourite book quote?
Not a quote from a book but from an Author. “Write drunk, edit sober” by Ernest Hemmingway. Apparently, he never said it, but I like it and I know from experience that when you are writing late into the night, after one or two drinks the story does seem to flow a little better. Until you read it in the morning that is.
About the Author:
Chris Harris was born in south Birmingham and proudly declares himself to be a true Brummie, born and bred.
He has a wife, three children and one grandchild, all of whom are very important to him and keep him very busy. His many interests include tennis, skiing, racquet ball, darts, and shooting. He’s also been an avid reader throughout his life.
Uprising, book 3 of Vulpine Press’ multi author series Burning Skies, released 3 June, can be purchased here.
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