Happy Veteran’s Day! Happy Remembrance Day!
This week, I interviewed author Christopher Huang about his novel, Murder at the Veterans’ Club. Christopher is an independent author crowdfunding his novel through Inkshares. This murder mystery is reminiscent of Agatha Christie and the golden age of detective fiction.
When the newest member of Eric Peterkin’s London club is found stabbed to death, Eric throws himself into a quest for the truth: missing nurses, mistaken identity, morphine addiction, shell shock … the Great War is over, but the memories remain….
Christopher shares with us his inspiration and love of this genre of fiction, how he decided to write about the post “Great War” era, and a fascinating approach he takes to creating characters and plots. Hint: It’s a bit like creating stories for improv – taking suggestions from the audience and seeing where it takes him.
The first three chapters of the book are available on Inkshares and are so worth your time. Take a look at the novel and place your order!
Christopher shares his love of interactive fiction, calling back to my early gaming days playing Zork. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the world of his novel, he also has three interactive fiction tales told in the same world with Eric Peterkin as the main character. I am currently working my way through Mustard, Music, and Murder, the first in his series.
Do you play games set in worlds you’ve read about? I played a few Harry Potter games on my PS2 back in the day and enjoying being part of the world I had read so much about.
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.