Ralph L. Angelo Jr’s The Cagliostro Chronicles – a sci-fi action/adventure/space opera novel set in the not too distant future.
Paul Collins–Tell us about your background. Who you are, where you are from?
Paul Collins–What themes does your book explore and what do you hope the readers will take away from the experience? Is there a particular feeling or experience that you hope to evoke for the reader?
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.-I want them to be entertained, that’s the most important thing. “The Cagliostro Chronicles” is about man stepping beyond his boundaries and for the first time into a much bigger, darker universe, one where he is not accepted with open arms.
Paul Collins–What prompted you to be an author and did you have a specific inspiration in mind? Were you influenced by a certain person, artist, or genre?
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.- I’ve always read a lot of ‘pulp’ genre books. Books like ‘Doc Savage’ and as I was growing up, books like ‘The Destroyer’ as well as a lot of fantasy and sci-fi. I also read a ton of comic books over the years. I wanted to write from a very young age. In fact the opening scene in this novel I wrote over twenty years ago and just held it for when I could use it. The same for the opening scene in ‘Torahg the Warrior’ which is a very powerful and dark opening scene.
Paul Collins–If you could compare your book to any other existing works, which ones would it be and why?
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.- Well, I’d compare it really to works like books in the Star Wars or Star Trek expanded universes. It’s NOT hard sci-fi, that stuff tends to bore me, it’s action/adventure set in a futuristic/sci-fi setting. There’s lots of pulp style action, and it’s at a fast pace. Basically, and I’m sure this is true with all writers, I write books that I would enjoy reading.
Paul Collins–Tell us about your latest work and what inspired you.
Paul Collins–How can your readers contact you? Or buy your books? Or where can they sign up for a newsletter.
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.- on my website
Paul Collins —Thanks for taking the time for this interview. All the best!
Paul, thank you so much for allowing me to do this interview it was a pleasure, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to your fans. Good Luck and take care!