Keith Domingue – “Next Big Thing” Interview
It’s my honor to participate in “The Next Big Thing” Interview Series, and thank you to Doug Molitor, author of Memoirs of a Time Traveler, a fun and slightly twisted Sci-Fi adventure you should check out. Thank you!
Author: Keith Domingue
TNBT: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A fugitive soothsayer must take on a powerful sociopath and expose a global conspiracy in order to save the lives of both himself and his friends.
TNBT: Where did the idea come from for the book?
My central character is a young man who can recognize patterns in people’s behavior to the extent that he can predict events in their future, including how any individual life will end. I found this concept fascinating, simply because everyone makes these types of general assessments of others all the time. As an example, most people know someone who, due to their own behavior and / or addictions, would not survive past the age of 30, and unfortunately were correct in their assessment. I thought what if someone had the ability to take that process to a level of near infallibility, about everyone? How would that person view the world, and the people around him / her? And what value would the world place on them?
TNBT: What genre does your book fall under?
Thriller. I wanted to make this a roller coaster ride that included philosophical, spiritual, and geopolitical elements.
TNBT: What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Well, right now it’s being considered for a television series, so a lot of the names that are being discussed are tv folks. I find it more interesting to hear who others view in the roles after they’ve read the book, than answer the question myself.
TNBT: How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Roughly eight months.
TNBT: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
No one thing, really. A confluence of experiences, observations, and frustrations over time, I suppose. The one observation I kept circling back to, however, is how people become obsessed with trying to know their future, instead of living in the present.
TNBT: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The reviews on Amazon thus far have been unbelievably strong, and Luthecker seems to have fascinated both men and women alike, for very different reasons. I was genuinely surprised (and enormously flattered) by how much people liked the character, and how they brought their own life experiences and perspective to both him and those he interacts with. For this, I am deeply grateful.
For questions or updates about Luthecker and the sequel due in the fall of 2013, visit the fan page on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Luthecker, or find me at https://www.facebook.com/keith.domingue.
Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy the book!