Ask the Author: Derek Borne

What would you like readers to know about you? 

I’m an author who isn’t trying to sell books. All I’m trying to do is express ideas. 

I always hope that what I write will make people think. Think about seeing the world and the things in it from a different perspective. 

And if I can move one person, just one person, that’s what makes everything worth it. 

 

What is your book about for those who haven’t read it? 

I have a superhero/spy series called “The Ultimate Agent” with 8 books in the series so far. 6 of those are short stories. 

It’s about a civilian who gets wrapped up in the world of espionage. The organization that Devon falls into can give people abilities to fight superpowered terrorists. It’s a series with bantering superhero-spies with a penchant for pizza, high-tech gadgets you’ll wish were real, blockbuster-worthy action and sweet, charming romance, and twists that will make you question everything. Overall, it’s a story with heart that will have you cheering for more. 

 

What has been your inspiration for writing it? 

I originally wrote these books from the age of 14-17. Back then, it was an escape from my insecurities. These days, now that I’m older, I just hope that these stories of courage, love, and humanity can inspire others. Plus I just love Sci-Fi and the endless stories that it can produce. 

 

What was your favorite scene or part of your book to write? 

Gonna make me choose? The final battle of the first book is probably my favourite scene. I love choreography, and knowing where and when to take the reader so they can imagine the full scope of what’s each character is doing, how they’re handling it, and of course, adding some humour when appropriate. 

 

What books or authors inspired you to become a writer? 

Michael Crichton will always be my inspiration. Even when I was younger, I was wowed at how he intertwined sci-fi and thriller together into books like Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Prey. But he also always dealt with the ethics of the character choices in the book. Is it really right to make dinosaurs? Is it really right to have invented time travel? Is it really a good idea to create nano-tech that can possibly go rogue and start killing everyone? 

That has always been something I’ve appreciated and even tried to work into my books. 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book? 

Don’t follow the trends. 

Write what you want to read and write every day, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. 

And whatever you do, don’t let self-doubt get you down. Because no matter what you’re writing, be it the first draft or polish on your new release, there will always, and I mean ALWAYS be someone out there who will love and cherish your work and fully support you. 

 

Amazon Links 

The Ultimate Agent – Book One – https://mybook.to/UA-DB 

The Helios Files – UA: CLASSIFIED –  https://mybook.to/HeliosUA     

The Ultimate Agent – Book Two – https://mybook.to/UA2-DB 

 

Further Intel Pick up locations: 

 Official Website: www.derekborne.weebly.com 

 Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/2uz6cHl 

 GoodReads Page: http://bit.ly/2xsozxt 

 FB Page: http://bit.ly/2xzAmL6 

 FB Fan Club – The Ultimate Agency: http://bit.ly/2xjfgkp 

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/dborneauthor 

 IG: https://www.instagram.com/derekborne.author 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/2hEvZsf 

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