Pareidolia: Deleted Chapter (Interview)

From my upcoming novel Pareidolia.
(See the Free Samples page for the premise and other goodies.)

(I decided to nuke this chapter because in the end it didn’t seem too important to delve into Van Zorn’s worldview. He lurks in the background and has few lines. Plus in this chapter I make him a lot more intelligent than I ultimately needed him to be.)

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PTS Airdate: October 5, 1999

MELISSA HENRY: Hi, I’m Melissa Henry, and welcome to Cancel Bedtime, your favorite book club on TV. Today we’re talking with author Ford Van Zorn, whose new book, Thucydides Was Wrong, is stirring spirits and raising hackles with audiences both scientific and religious. It’s a bizarre foray into the worlds of mathematics, philosophy, higher-dimensional consciousness, and the nature of humanity’s stormy relationship with our gods. It’s also currently number five on the New York Times Best Seller list. Welcome, Ford.

FORD VAN ZORN: Thank you. It’s great to be here, Melissa. Continue reading “Pareidolia: Deleted Chapter (Interview)”


When The Words Write You

I’m sick. It’s 2:16 in the morning and I absolutely can’t sleep. The decongestant I took earlier in the day is refusing to play nice with the mouthful of hopefully not rancid NyQuil I downed a good four hours ago. At any rate the dark room is pulsating with that awful clarity of dilated eyes and the thing I can’t stop thinking about is how a single simple idea can explode with unpredictable and uncontrollable complexity into a full-blown novel.

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