DCS was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated high school in Huntersville, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte intent on earning a degree in Political Science and becoming a lawyer.
She instead eventually turned to writing. DCS is currently attending the American Institute of Holistic Theology to earn her PhD in Metaphysical Spirituality.
You can also hear her live every Saturday evening on BlogTalkRadio’s In the Mind of DCS. Show starts at 7pm Central Standard Time.
Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension is her second novel, and four more are scheduled for release.
Synarchy Book 3: SVT and Synarchy Book 4: The Black Widow are the next in the series due out in 2011.
Q: Thank you for this interview, DCS. Can you tell us what your latest book, Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension, is all about?
A: Simple answer: The Godfather meets Stargate part 2. To expand upon that a little bit, The Ascension picks up where I leave readers hanging in Book 1. It follows the story of the Terenzios and their quest to free the world from The Brotherhood, and the Anunnaki. It’s a book about family betrayal, esoteric knowledge, conspiracy theories, aliens and mobsters. Book 2 is very much action packed. I also give the readers more history about the Anunnaki and how the Terenzios got started on this century old quest.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your main and supporting characters?
A: I have quite a few characters in the Synarchy series. The main characters are the triplets, Vasco, Simone, and Lucien. In Book 1, they are unexpectedly given control of the family, and have to deal with a certain truth about themselves. In Book 2, they’ve come to terms with it and now are knee deep in putting together a plan that just might save the world. Some of my favorite support cast is a team of scientists, Derek, Shirley, and Abe, who are trying to make scientific sense out of a spiritual event that may take place on December 21st, 2012.
Q: Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
A: Totally from my imagination, though my characters tend to take on some of my traits and those of the people I know.
Q: Are you consciously aware of the plot before you begin a novel, or do you discover it as you write?
A: I usually have a general idea of where I want a story to go. Once I set down to start writing it, it tends to really take on a life of its own. I don’t delve too far away from my original plot idea, but the meat in between really writes itself.
Q: Your book is set in multiple locations, but Alcyone Island primarily. Can you tell us why you chose this place in particular?
A: Alcyone Island is a fictional island, and there’s a really long story behind, lol. While a lot of the story is set there, Synarchy really moves across the globe.
Q: Does the setting play a major part in the development of your story?
A: I think setting is a major part of any story. One of my favorite scenes takes place in front of Oak Alley Plantation (a real place) and it’s raining. The imagery of that just gives me chills, so yes, setting is pretty important to the novel.
Q: Open the book to page 69. What is happening?
A: A flashback scene and a tear jerker. Marcello just surprised his wife, and is joining her on an afternoon excursion that doesn’t have a happy ending.
Q: Can you give us one of your best excerpts?
A: So many to choose from, what a tough question. All right, here’s one:
Unless this Council has forgotten, I am not obligated to follow any of your suggestions.” Enlil, Military Commander of the war-like race called the Anunnaki, dragged his reptilian eyes to travel over every form within the chamber. His nine foot tall body was draped in a shimmering red material that covered his tough, dark green scaly skin. A pair of short, black wings was tucked in against his back, and his head was reptile shaped with a serpent like tongue and razor sharp teeth.
Beyond the Milky Way Galaxy sat Babalon, a great oval ship whose flawless metallic surface gleamed against the backdrop of space. Twelve races had agreed to come together to discuss matters of importance. Many other races existed in the Cosmos, and often visited Babalon but choose not to take part in any formal proceedings. The twelve races had decided to call themselves the Galactic Federation. Lately, the Federation’s topics revolved primarily around the planet Earth.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, DCS. We wish you much success!
A: Thank you for letting me stop by!