Name? Edward L. Paris
Where are you from? Born in Saint Louis, Mo, raised in Desoto, Mo
A little about yourself, education, Family life etc?
Hello my name is Edward L. Paris. I am a writer who has launch his first book to a five part series novel on the date of 05/19/2015, which is now available over AMAZON. The title is called ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION and it’s a Fantasy/Science Fiction story with a mixture of Scripted style, Descriptive style and Narrative style of writing.
I am co-owner & mentor of a self publishing and distribution Co. called Day2wenty3rd. Our motto is let your imagination run wild and we keep true to that. I live here in Pacific, MO help building a foundation within our company as well preparing ourselves for the next schedule set books. I’m married with one child and attended Jefferson College as well as CCDC in Creative Writing. The most thing I’m passionate about is writing. Always have and always will be. I like to believe I was chosen to do such creative work, that writing is my way out of devastation.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Edward: The latest news, will be that our publishing company, Day2wenty3rd, has release its first novel ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION. Its available on AMAZON in paperback version and will be release in EBOOK version 11/19/15. We’ve decided to green light ONIVIUS RELINQUISH WARS for a release date of 01/19/2016 which is the next part of the ONIVIUS series. We are also releasing a Biography/Inspiring, Narrative style book on behalf of the owner of Day2wenty3rd for a release date of 12/19/15. It will be about her being an immigrant to converting to a American citizen. Her tribulations, tears, struggles, how she was capable to become successful as far as becoming owner of a self-publishing co and a self-publish author.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Edward: As far as I could remember the earliest I began writing was when I was sixteen of age. And the way it came about is actually funny. My parents grounded me for nearly four months, so If I wasn’t in school, I was in my room. Nothing but paper, pen and a bed. It’s not till the second month I realized that I wrote and created a series of short stories. I was intrigued with this, I was astonish with what I actually enjoyed. That I found something other than having to be per-pressured into sports.
I loved to write, so much love after my punishment was over I continued to exile myself into this room just writing and thinking of possibilities. My imagination struck me, instilling things that you see now today in my book ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Edward: Once a person feels like writing takes them to another happiness. I consider that main reason that a individual could be consider a writer. It’s not consider a hobby our a job to me its consider love, passion that when all fails, writing will always be within you. And for me that day was 06/12/2005. Sixteen of age, I felt like when I wrote, it could take me to another world, take me away from reality and put me in a place of joy.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Edward: Inspiration for ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION came when I actually seen the movie Avatar, directed and created by James Cameron. The way he could direct a story based on a race of beings that roam a fiction world. It really amazed me.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Edward: The way my style of writing is most authors, reviewers will say it’s not professional writing. And what I mean by that is I write the way I want it to be read. In my beliefs I wanted my style to be different from most. If you read books most are set up in ways that suppose to be set up because that’s what your taught in school or told by reviewers is the proper way. With me it’s like I combined the style of scripted play, descriptive style and narrative style. As you read my books it as if your that character, not only by emotions, but by simply reading what’s been said by that character. Like your actually viewing a movie.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Edward: Believe it or not I woke up out of a dream screaming ONIVIUS! It was disbelieving to me to when I was told by my wife I repeatedly was screaming that name. With that been said that’s what spark the plot of the ONIVIUS series. What direction I was going to go with it. I began repeating the name daily just to get the feeling of how it sounds. I would imagine if it was a movie releasing soon telling myself
“Onivius Xternal Invasion, rated PG13 in theaters May 19th”.
So it was a constant name that I took from a dream and instilled within me. Most people starts with a plot first. I didn’t, I actually started with the name first then work myself into a story web.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Edward: The message is very simple, not only in our books but with Day2wenty3rd. We want people to understand that you can create anything if you put your mind to it. That you don’t have to create something the way that is told suppose to be. That you don’t have to follow the rules of sounding like everyone else. Being different is not only a blessing but a talent in our vision. Our message is let your imagination run wild. What we mean by that is, we don’t put restrictions on you, telling you how’s it going to go. You are the creator we are the supporters.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Edward: This is a Fantasy/Science Fiction series, so very little of it is realistic. A lot of the characters are inspirations from friends and family members.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Edward: I will say the Lords of the Ring & Hobbit trilogy has the most influences on me as I go through the journey of writing. JK Rowling as well with her Harry Potter series. The Maze runner series by James Dashner. These people and their creation has really expanded my view of writing, has influence me to the point that writing is a most loved art form. By them being such influence on me I become my own mentor. By reading, studying, learning the craft as I become older and wiser, I begin to understand certain ways of the art form to not only writing but as well as advertising and promoting.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Edward: My current projects as of today is beginning to write out ONIVIUS RELINQUISH WARS which is schedule for release 01/19/2016 on AMAZON. Writing out a second edition version to ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION. Preparing both of those book EBOOK available within a year from now. And aiding our Day2wenty3rd owner write out her biography/inspiring book which is schedule for release 12/19/2015.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Edward: The one individual who has stuck by my side from day one, will have to be the love of my life, my partner my wife. She was with me when it was a struggle in life, believing in ones dreams to beyond. If it wasn’t for her ONIVIUS series would not have been completed in the time I schedule it.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Edward: Absolutely. Writing is more than just a career for me, it’s my home away from home. It’s my tunnel, that through writing it’s always a way out for me. With nearly nine books schedule for release in the next ten years of my life. I Absolutely believe this is my career.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Edward: I wouldn’t say change or regret anything towards my books. I say that because if it needed to be, it would of been. I am very pleased with my creation and how it came about with the final cut.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Edward: The following is a paragraph from ONIVIUS XTERNAL INVASION.
“Thandel speed outrageously impeccable, sharp spikes penetrating men physique, blood squirting from the stab wounds her thirst for death was well overwhelming. Her chain was an art form and perilous to the enemy as she twists and yanks the bodies of Earthlings, decapitating heads and breaking hip bones. Her fighting style, her mentality, vitality mind zone, were all above gory. For as well as the others she did not care or show sympathetic feelings towards the shock soldiers”.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Edward: I don’t believe challenge should be a word said towards something you care for, passionate about, something that you dedicate your life in. If you see it as something that inspires you and settles you, then it should not be challenging but relaxing.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Edward: Now that the book is release and expecting a child, I’m not at the moment. While promoting the novel two weeks before release date, we were traveling. From Kissimmee, Orlando, Daytona, Florida to Washington Dc, Virginia, Maryland areas. Now we have settle the traveling down to begin working on the next two books for release with Day2wenty3rd. We suspect most likely around the month of September we will be pushing forward with traveling again. A schedule will be posted on our Social Media accounts.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Edward: I actually design my cover on a program that was install on my computer at the time. What you see was actually created three years ago at the time and was only meant for teaser posters for promoting. But I ended up liking the original design and used it for my book cover. 48HoursBook did a little trimming of the cover and it came out just as you see. I wanted all to know that without GOD this wouldn’t have been achieve and I point that out placing a cross on the side of the book replacing the letter S with a t.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Edward: I wouldn’t say writing the story was a difficult task to do. I would say becoming a self-publisher was the hardest to do. Because everything you must do on your own. Advertising, promoting, set up signings, etc. It was difficult simultaneously joyful. To know at the end of the day that you did all this with your bare hands, that you built this with imagination and dedication to the art form of writing. It was worth the struggle worth the long nights, worth the sacrifices.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Edward: I learn a few things, not of writing but as far as self-publishing. How to go about certain things. Copyrights, ISBN, Advertising, Promoting, Formatting, Book Covers, these thing I knew not. So after the book was completed the next step was to learn how the world of self-publishing works.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Edward: My advice to upcoming writers is simply follow your heart. Write what you are passionate about, interested in, what comes to mind. Don’t write what they want you to write or follow rules to certain writing styles that is said to follow. Create what you want to create. Let your imagination run wild.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Edward: This is a new way of writing, it’s a new way of how a book is formatted, a new way of how a book is written. So when reading it do not be caught off guard because the way we were taught at a young age how a book suppose to be set up as, but give it a chance for that the light is at the end of the tunnel and at the end you will be most satisfied and most importantly interested.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Edward: Indeed and I believe most will agree on this. To kill a Mockingbird was the first book I’ve ever read. It was a class assignment and a book that was mandatory to read during that time in my school. And it was quit thrilling to me and very well written.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Edward: Because I’m such a goof ball it doesn’t take a lot for me to smile. I believe when satisfying a customer you should always keep a smile. That a customer or a buyer could sense that the first time they lay eyes on you. This is also a great beginning of sparking a conversation on behalf of your book. I see it as a good selling technique.
Now I have cried a few times and most of the time has been through the last six years on trying to get my novel available. Difficult times it took me going through two publishing companies that I realized doing it on my own was the best option. Not a lot of people are interested in your creation but interested in the funds. So when I help create Day2wenty3rd we made one rule, and that’s let the writer shine.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Edward: I get ask this a lot and the answer is simply “the man who left his family a legacy” and I say that because a wise man leaves his child children something to rely on. My wife and I have made it our mission to build a foundation for our grandchildren so they would never have to work for anyone. That they will own their own source of income. I want to be the grandfather who help provide that.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Edward: I have actually lately been into the origins of superman, Smallville. As far as movie goes, anything that requires a imagination. Such as Lords of the Ring trilogy, Marvel movies, Seventh Son, I’m actually really into the Divergent series as well.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Edward: I never want to think of the possibilities of not being a writer. I am a writer for a reason for a purpose in life. And that’s the way I want to keep it. Not to second guess myself or what God has provided me with, not to think what if, but to think what’s next?
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Edward: We believe that websites are outdated, it’s really a waste of time. And I say that because the average person spends 80% of their time only on Social Media apps. Such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Social Media has dominated the internet. With a change of genre we must change the way we view advertising. And social media is just that.
Edward L. Paris. Onivius. Saga. Ed Paris
Ed Paris Day2wenty3rd
Onivius Series@edwardparis24. EDWARDPARIS_ONIVIUS.
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I bought this book last week. And I must say this is truly a art form. i don’t have to read 100 pages just to get to the point, the point is fast, the action is there and i am enjoying it. Cant wait till Relinquish Wars release next year.
I like how he puts small town DeSoto out there. He remembers where hes from. I personally know of him and I’m very proud of him. I bought the book Friday and already into it. I like how he has it formatted. its like reading a script to a movie.
I usually do not like to read but this book is extremely good. I know End he’s a friend and I must say he did really good. I agree I like how the book is formatted. Like your in a play or something. Really cool. Keep it up Ed
This is a outstanding book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat every sentence. I’m enjoying it as we speak. I bought it last week already on the 3rd chapter. I cannot wait till Relinquish Wars.
I purchase this book directly from the buyer. I went in believing it was going to be boring, well because I don’t read much. But I must say I gave it a try, and well I want more. I never read something like this. Its like seeing a movie but reading. I’m enjoying this, my wife as well. You can count us as fans..
CaLvAl TrEnT said:
Nice!!!I’m loving every sentence of it. Just finally its a book that actually draws my attention.
I just bought this book. And man this right here is beyond amazing to read. I like how it feels like you reading a movie. A couple confusing things but I was just told its for a reason, and more will explain through out the other books. ONIVIUS!!!!
I seen this interview on Mr. Edward Profile and as I read what he says, I now better understand him and because of this interview, I decided to purchase a copy today. It really is the talk right now in Jefferson County..