Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel ‘What Are You Made Of?’ published in 2006.
Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010’s ‘Gods of the Machines’.
Starta’s crime novella ‘Murder By Association’ blends mystery with forensic investigation. It is a departure from previous books because it contains no science fiction or paranormal elements. Its follow up is 2012’s ‘Kindred Killers’. Additionally, Starta foresees his 2008 novella ‘Alzabreah’s Garden’ – a fantasy romance – as another out-of-the-box effort.
Gary Starta’s latest book ‘Dead Market’ is a horror occult story on Genetic Engineering and it’s the absolute 5 star read.
Recently I had the pleasure to have a little chat with Gary and here is what we talked about…
- How did you decide to pursue a writing career?
“I became a newspaper reporter years ago after going to school for a Journalism/English degree. Although I ready many books it wasn’t until I finished being a non-fiction writer and took the plunge into fiction! It was about 11 years ago that I started writing novels and now I have about 15 books altogether.”
- Was getting published hard?
“Yes. But persistence is key! Keep submitting and then submit some more.”
- Are your characters based on people you know?
“No, not at all. I want this to be my escape!”
- What genre are your books?
“SCI FI THRILLER CRIME, or a mix, kind of like a hybrid genre. I call it fiction on the fringe of genre.”
- Which of your books is your most favorite?
“Wow! They are like children. I’ll say Blood Web, the first Caitlin Diggs novel.”
- Do you have a specific writing routine?
“Yes, one day a week around late morning.”
- What are your current projects?
“Writing the first Diggs & Shay novel which is about aliens and printing a human.”
- What’s next for you?
“Publish the next book in the Camden Investigations series!”
Reanimated after being bitten, vice cop Derek Burnham and a mysterious woman named Lorelei now possess supernatural abilities and a hunger for human flesh in DEAD MARKET. It seems their reawakening has rewired their DNA. They are neither zombie nor vampire – but something created via genetic rewiring. When the pair discovers the true purpose behind their affliction – a corporation’s greed to expand its market share into the living dead – they must fight not only their sick compulsions but a multi-billion dollar company hell bent on hooking victims onto a new cutting edge pharmaceutical.