Interview with PD Alleva
PD Alleva is an alternative fiction author. His novels cross genres, blending mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with horror and dystopian science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD’s attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He’s been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts that he would describe are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD exists inside of his own universe, working diligently on The Rose Vol. II and exceptional horror novels. Be prepared for Golem, PD’s upcoming horror thriller.
The Rose Vol 1 launches on Oct 7th. What was the inspiration for it?
An obsession with ancient alien theories, alien lore, a love of vampires, and all things science fiction, including the movies Star Wars and The Matrix. My goal was to create a story that delves deep into alien lore while remaining true to the science fiction and dystopian genres. I also have interests and hobbies in quantum physics and alchemy that were part of the inspiration behind writing the novel.
And then there’s the Pulp Fiction literary era, HG Wells, Ray Bradbury, Dune, and Lord
of the Rings; all large influences when writing The Rose, although I consider these to be
more of the foundational influence behind writing the book; stories I haven’t read in close to thirty years that were essential to the youthful PD.
Do you have a set amount of books for this series?
The Rose Vol. 1 is the first book in a planned series that will include seven books across three interdependent series. After The Rose Vol. 2, the timeline will pick up in the ‘Indigo’ trilogy ten years after the conclusion of Vol. 2. After the Indigo trilogy is complete, the third and final installments will consist of a time travel story with the main character being Robyn Winter. Robyn Winter is the leader of the human rebellion in The Rose. Robyn Winter’s series will consist of two books (or volumes) and will chronicle his exploits through time travel.
What type of research have you done for The Rose?
Considering the answer to the first question, there wasn’t a lot of extra research to be done for The Rose. Concepts such as the Akashic Record, the 12th planet theory, Robert Morningstar, Valiant Thor, and The Nine, were given that extra special attention,
although I enjoy adding my own lore, theories, and answers to the age-old alien questions: Why are they here? And, Why do they remain in the shadows?
Your book is a mix of many genres, have you read others with the same mix?
Not with the same exact mix, kind of difficult to find a dystopian science fiction action-adventure thriller that features alien vampires. However, a few influences that have a mix of genres would be The Hunger Games: dystopian and action. I am Legend: dystopian and vampires. VE Schwab’s Vicious and Vengeful: science Fiction concepts with a mix of adventure wrapped in a thriller of a revenge story. Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter and Recursion: science fiction thrillers. John Connolly’s Charlie Parker Series: thrillers with supernatural and horror elements. And then there’s the whole Dan Brown Robert Langdon series: Thrillers and conspiracies.
Tell my readers about Golem, without releasing any spoilers.
Golem is my upcoming horror thriller novel. I’m currently in the editing process expecting to release the novel in May or June 2021. The book will be the third installment in the Beyond the Chamber Door series of stand-alone novels. For those who don’t know what a golem is, a golem derives from Jewish folklore, where a spirit is incarnated into a clay statue. The story is set in the late 1940's to early 1950’s New York City, beginning on Halloween night in 1951 and follows New York City detective, John Ashton. John is a new detective, so new in fact; he earns his detective badge the very next morning after Halloween. His first assignment is a cold case that involves the new District Attorney’s missing daughter. Problem is, his only lead is a high society New York socialite and sculptor, Alena Francon, who was committed to Bellevue’s psychiatric unit nine months prior.
Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to
heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating a demonic force into her statue. A devil so profound he’s infiltrated every part of New York’s infrastructure. And he uses children to do his bidding, unleashing a horde of devils into the world.
When Alena’s confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is
sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.
Do you hide any secrets (easter eggs) in your books that only a few people will find?
I do. I enjoy placing little tidbits to old movies and old books in my stories. You could literally play “spot the reference” while reading. In The Rose, you’ll find references to Star Wars, Terminator, The Matrix, John Carpenter’s They Live, Monster Squad, and even The Dark Knight, to name a few. In Golem, you’ll find references to Edgar Allen Poe, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Silence
of the Lambs, and generally speaking the horror genre as a whole.
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer
as an adult, what would you do?
I would not change a thing. My journey up to this point in my life is what it is. Some of us are late bloomers, others quick-witted and ambitious, and then there are others who grab a bolt of lightning and ride it high for a while until coming back down to earth. I fit into all three categories. Life is beautiful. No regrets. I’m just grateful for awareness.
Do you belong to any writing groups or clubs?
I do not. Other than some Facebook and Goodreads groups, I prefer to be alone in my private life, my wife being my best friend.
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