Forensic Scientist and Author Greg Hickey ep77

I had written this post in November 2016 for Mykitaab Podcast, but realized that I never published it! Better late than never, here goes! (and sorry for the delay, Greg!)

Introduction: Greg Hickey

Greg Hickey is a forensic scientist, endurance athlete, author and screenwriter. His debut novel, Our Dried Voices, was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Science Fiction Book of the Year. He is also the writer of the award-winning screenplay, Vita. His blog, KineSophy, analyzes topics in philosophy and fitness. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay.

Discussion with Greg

similarities between screenwriting, novel and blogging

Greg’s writing

Our Dried voices Greg read scientific papers and population studies and innovations in technology and medicine while researching for this book.

Greg received the usual set of rejections from agents, and he kept revising the draft in the process. Upon receiving feedback from an Agent, two professional editors edited the book and Greg made changes accordingly. He received an offer from Scribe Publishing Company in 2013. They novel was edited further, and finalized the cover design during the period before release.

I read my novel atleast 20 times before it was published.

(this underscores the importance of revising and refining your novel before publishing.

Screenplay- Vita

This ward winning screenplay is about a paralysed young man who was very successful. His wife has an affair with his best friend, and the paralysed man manipulates his friend into murdering his wife.
Greg invented a card game similar to the card game War.

Listen to Greg’s Podcast Interview

Friar’s Lantern

Friar’s Lantern is a Choose Your Own Adventure book for adults, and Greg is giving away serialized chapters of his book to his newsletter subscribers. When he finished the draft for this book, Scribe publishers informed him that they would focus on Nonfiction books only. Greg decided to release the serialized version of his book. Read more at his author website.

Parabellum

The name comes from a 9 mm gun cartridge. The word means “prepare for war”. This novel deals with a mass shooting incident.

On Book Marketing

Greg likes to reach out to potential readers through guest posts, podcast interviews and 1:1 connections.

Five For Five

Ways to connect with Greg

Blog: Kinesophy.com
Author website: Greghickeywrites.com

Greg’s Book Our Dried Voices

Our Dried Voices on Amazon

Creator- Gaatha Story- Podcast of Children's Stories. Cofounder Kamakshi Media and Author. Husband, dog lover. Country Manager for FSC, India. www.amarvyas.com

Creator- Gaatha Story- Podcast of Children's Stories. Cofounder Kamakshi Media and Author. Husband, dog lover. Country Manager for FSC, India. www.amarvyas.com