Jason sat up, torn between revulsion and admiration. He missed his mother so much. He wanted to join his father inside the holodeck, but something deep inside him screamed it was wrong. The woman his father was with right now was not his mother. She wasn’t even a real person, but a collection of photographs and memories his father had gathered to create a computer character. It had been a long time since he had actually seen his father with the DC of his mother. He knew his father often frequented her presence, but he had avoided the holodeck whenever he did.
“It’ll be a while before you can surf,” Isaac said nonchalantly. “Dad just got in there.”
Jason looked at his brother. Isaac was seated at the computer terminal working on a digital copy of his own. The center monitor was split into six sections. The new DC’s head and torso hung in the two center sections, while her legs and arms rotated separately off to the sides.
“You’re sick, dude,” Jason said as he realized that Isaac was making a digital copy of the girl across the street, Boston Komen.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to show the danger in replacing reality with “virtual” reality.
2. What characters do you connect with most?
I connect most with underdog characters who will not give up.
3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
Hunger Games by Susan Collins
4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
I am writing a sequel to DiSemblance called Boston’s Quest.
The external drive with the information for building another hologram machine is stolen and sold on the black market. Now someone has hooked it up to the internet and is forcing kidnapped victims to fight for their lives inside an online computer game. Join Jason, Boston, and Bruce as they are sucked into another life and death struggle.
6. What do you do in your spare time?
I have six children, two of them grown. I spend a lot of time with the four teenagers still at home.
7. Who's your inspiration?
8. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
I would want Jason, because he is really smart and would probably figure out how to get us home.
9. Team Edward or Jacob?
10. Team Peeta or Gale?
11. What are you reading now?
The next book in the Barbara Holloway mystery series by Kate Wilhelm