Zachry Wheeler is a science-fiction novelist based in Albuquerque, NM. His breakout novel Transient is currently in development to become a feature film.
Q1: What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone about to be trapped to live in one of your books?
Enjoy the ride! This caters more to Max and the Multiverse, my sci-fi comedy series. An ongoing issue I have with stories that tackle parallel universes is that there is always a mission attached (think Stargate or Doctor Who). The entire concept behind my books is that the protagonist is an unwilling participant. If someone were dropped into that predicament, I would advise them to lean back and enjoy the unfolding insanity.
Q2: Socks or gloves and why?
Gloves. I’m one of those weird guys that wears shorts and sandals in the dead of winter. This hearkens back to the days when I played competitive soccer. The sensation of fabric around my legs felt impeding when I was in conditioning mode, so I just wore shorts and grew to accept the cold. For whatever reason, that mindset stuck with me well after I stopped playing. It takes a vicious cold snap for me to wear socks (or pants for that matter).
Q3: If you were ever unable to write under your own name, what would you choose as your pen name and why?
Chops, which I already use when I post content on BrewChief.com and HerringtonPost.com (a few of my other writing sites). It’s a long story, but the short version is that “Chops” was once my gaming alias. There was a time in my life when I was a semi professional gamer, even played with some of the world’s top guilds. All of my characters carried the prefix Chops, which became my go-to moniker. To this day, I respond to it more than my actual name.
Zachry is also the author of Max and the Multiverse and Max and the Snoodlecock and you can find him on his website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads.