Interview with Joshua Scott Edwards, Author of An Ocean of


What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write An Ocean of Others?

It was based on a Dungeons & Dragons campaign my friends and I played. I sort of wrote it by accident, discovering my love for writing as I did so.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Fantasy is my favorite to read and write, but sci-fi is a close second!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I’m looking forward to Brandon Sanderson’s new Mistborn book, The Lost Metal.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Any scene involving Tak. He’s such a creepy weirdo and I love him.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Nothing too quirky, but I do get a good deal of writing done on the train. I have a pretty big laptop, so I get a lot of looks.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

To be compassionate. Someone you see as a monster may actually be a human being with a sympathetic story. It’s hard to remember that sometimes.


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