Author Interview with Barry Nelson


I’m hosting an interview with science fiction author Barry Nelson on my blog today. Barry is currently going on tour with his novel, Assassination Anxiety, the second book in the McKenzie Files series.

Author Interview

1) Please tell us about yourself.
I’m a science fiction writer living in Clairton PA. A town in the Pittsburgh area. I recently turned 54. But I’m often told that I look younger. I have a website called And I can also be found on Facebook. I like gardening. Movies. Marvel comics. And X-Box gaming.

2) Tell us about your book in five sentences or less.
Assassination Anxiety is the second book in my McKenzie Files series. The continuing adventures of my Reploid characters Colin McKenzie, Diane Christy, and Kelly Lytton.

3) What inspired you to write the McKenzie files series, in particular Assassination Anxiety?

With McKenzie Files I wanted to create a story that was part X-Men part Star Wars. Or Star Trek. Depending on your preference. I’m a huge fan of all three.

4) How many hours per week do you spend writing?
20 to 30 hours. Mainly at night.

5) If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Sur Grafton. R.K. Rowling. STeven King.

6) What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I’m working on a WW-2 horror story called Dogs of War. I hope to finish this project by the end of the year. Then early 2014 I plan to start work on McKenzie Files 4.

Assassination Anxiety

McKenzie2Anxiety-coverFRONT500Title: The McKenzie Files II: Assassination Anxiety

Author: Barry Nelson

Genre: Science-Fiction Adventure

The three captured and reprogrammed Brelac Reploids have proved their worth to the Protectorate in a fierce battle against the powerful cybernetic weapon Succubus, developed by traitorous Dr. Fenlow. The Reploids, commissioned to form a special unit known as the Silencers under the jurisdiction of the military’s Central Intelligence Division, are back on Maseklos Prime, working at menial jobs while the CID keeps a close eye on them. That changes when President Drennan is almost killed in a bizarre assassination attempt.

Colin McKenzie and his team are ordered to uncover whoever’s behind the assassination attempt and to find and destroy the frightening weapons responsible for the horrible death and destruction at the President’s last election campaign address. After the first attempt on the President’s life, it’s certain more are sure to follow.

Meanwhile, Colin remains curious and wary about his dark past as a Vendetta operative formerly working against the Protectorate. The more he learns about his previous life, the less he likes it. Even more worrisome is the odd dreams he’s been having.

As Colin, Diane, and Kelly chase leads in their case, they realize they may be up against unstoppable weapons – but they are the Protectorate’s only hope.

Author Bio

Barry K. Nelson is a writer living in Clairton PA area. He is 53. Single. No kids. The author of the McKenzie Files science fiction series. His two books are on the market now. McKenzie Files, book 1. And Assassination Anxiety, McKenzie Files book 2. He is currently working on the third installment of the series. Which will be titled, Obliteration. McKenzie Files Book 3. His interests are reading, writing, movies, gardening, video gaming. He also likes Marvel comics, Hell on Wheels, Walking Dead, and Pawn Stars.


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