Talking With Bestseller Author Mark Donahue About Aliens, Life, and His New Book
by Nakul Mittal
May 22, 2021
MARK DONAHUE’S BOOKS have been trending on the bestseller list, and it’s no surprise given the epic adventures he takes readers on and this is very much the case for Answer Man, which stormed onto the bestseller list. This thrilling read has the earth heading for annihilation, a lone alien, and seven strangers trying to save the world.
Answer Man includes a dynamic and attention grabbing plotline, and characters that come alive before your eyes – and keep you engaged from beginning to end. Readers who are looking for the read of the season, which will leave them wanting more, should check out this, and the rest of Donahue’s books.
Recently Donahue was gracious enough to answer some of our questions about everything from inspiration and aliens to character development and what’s next for this talented writer.
David finds the earth and humanity worth saving even though his superiors don’t because of humanity’s bad attitude. How long have you been mulling over this concept, and how did you decide to write about it?
There is so much division on Earth between and among countries and cultures that I decided to create an event that MIGHT bring everyone together. Putting the planet at risk would seem to be an event that coalesced 6 billion people on Earth but David soon realizes our planet may not be worth saving.
How much of yourself do you find in David, your protagonist? Was any of it intentional?
I think nearly every character every writer creates contains a bit of themselves, both good and bad. By the way, I am an alien from another planet and have been on Earth for nearly 200 years. Really.
This book is chock full of compelling characters, which character is your favorite and why?
I like Mei. She’s brilliant, funny, compassionate and would make a fun date.
What is your favorite under the radar novel?
Last at Bat. Brilliant writing.
Covid 19 changed the world, what was it like writing and planning the launch of this book and the other four you have written during Covid?
Covid forced writers to write because there wasn’t a whole lot else to do. In terms of launching books the biggest drawback was there were no bookstore book signings available. Hopefully that changes.
To find out more about Answer Man and Mark Donahue head over to Amazon.