Novel Excerpts from THE LUCIFER GENOME by Glen Craney and John Jeter

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the writer John Jeter:

What is your novel about?

A washed-out Defense Intelligence Agency operative and brilliant astrobiologist must join forces to recover the stolen Black Stone of Mecca before an evangelical madman unleashes Armageddon with the DNA he extracted from Islam’s most sacred icon.

What genres would you say this story is in?

Genre: Thriller
Subgenre: International Biogenetics/Spy Thriller
(Dan Brown meets Jurassic Park)

How would you describe this story in two words?

DNArmageddon

(Okay, one word.)

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Princess Bride (but this is about as far from that as we are from Pluto)

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Badlands (Springsteen)

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Don Quixote

What motivated you to write this story?

A dream (seriously) about the Black Stone of Mecca being stolen, its DNA extracted, and the world ending.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Abraham Lincoln

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Teaching, music, bicycling.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Learning that the novel had won a Wild Sound Festival award.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep banging your head against the wall either until your head explodes or the wall comes down.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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