12 November 2019

A New Planet By Todd M. Thiede Spotlight and Interview! @TTMICHAEL9

A New Planet
By Todd M. Thiede
Genre: Science Fiction

As World Leaders Xiao, Rothchild, and Fisk work with and against one another, their government and way of life fall apart. One misstep creates a ripple effect that leads to the demise of the planet.
Tal Fisk and Jae Xiao, star-crossed lovers, meet as the stars have ordained. Fate and power work to keep them apart while they defy their parents. As the fragile ecosystem of Hongsu falls apart, the authority that comes as the children of World Leaders with very different views weighs heavily upon them. 
Bastien works to end the unequal class system that keeps the poor down and helps the rich get richer. With the unwitting help of rich connections, Bastien’s part in an elaborate plan to scare the Council into action has disastrous consequences. 
As they try to save their civilization they can’t help but wonder…Is it technology, greed, or human nature that causes the world to collapse?

About the Author
When you think of an Amazon bestselling author you probably won’t think of Todd M. Thiede. He’s been a finance manager at a car dealership in Illinois for over 15 years. He’s a father of 4 and now a grandfather of 3. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, he’s writing books. His Max Larkin Detective series has been on Amazon’s Bestsellers list for multiple books in the series. He’s also written Political Thrillers under the pseudonym T.T. Michael, and those books have won multiple awards from Readers’ Favorite and Book Excellence Awards. 
Todd M. Thiede is now diving into the Sci-Fi world with his new book “A New Planet”. 

Join me in an interview with Todd!

What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it? 
The most challenging part of writing is tying the characters’ stories together. When I write an outline for a book, I have an ending in mind for all the characters, but as I go, the story takes on a life of its own and then the endings always change! I have written eleven books total and not one ended the way I originally intended. The characters live and breathe in my mind; as their stories unfold, their lives change and so does the book.
When and where do you do your writing? 
There are 2 stages to my writing process: the thought process and the writing. My thought process happens anywhere. Sometimes when I sleep, I have ideas. In the morning, I write down what my dream was. I also have a 30-minute drive to my job where ideas come to me. When I get to my office, I start writing. (SHHH! Don’t tell my boss) 
What have you learned about promoting your books? 
Promoting books is the hardest part of writing. It isn’t like the old days when a publisher would do it all for you. Now we writers are expected to come up with the idea, write the book, and then promote it. It seems harder because there are so many books out there. The one thing I’ve learned is that you can never do enough promoting of your books. 
What are you most proud of as a writer? 
I am most proud of my stories themselves. No matter what book I’ve written, I’ve been told that the story is something they’ve never read before. My ideas are original and unique. My newest book, “A New Planet,” is based on a theory of how people are destroying their planet and need to find a new place to live. I know a lot of people will say this has been done before, but my ending is unique. “A New Planet” dives into the question of whether technology, greed, or human nature is what is destroying our world?
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
First, I want to say that if I was to have dinner with anyone, I would prefer them be alive, not dead. The conversation would be so one-sided if they were dead. 
But seriously, I would love to sit down and eat with Stephen King. His stories fascinate me with their originality, and I love a good gory story. I’d like to believe that we would talk about some real disgusting stuff. I would love to pick his brain and be a part of his world. 
My daughter is in college studying to be a writer and my youngest is also considering writing as a career. Since Stephen has so many writers in his household, I’d like to see how they balance family and career discussions around the dinner table.

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