What happens when a nuclear engineer who specializes in weapons nonproliferation writes a novel? You get a thinking-person’s thrill-ride cli-fi (climate-change science fiction) novel.
E. A. Smiroldo uses real science in her debut novel The Silent Count. In it, her expertise blends with real-world inspired drama. A native of Washington DC, something many who live in the nation’s capital can’t claim, she’s seen how politics corrupts and skews human perspectives on what’s right and wrong. She understands how close humanity is to the brink of real climate crisis. And she is determined to bring to light how important it is for us to trust and love one another.
The Silent Count is her first novel. E. A. Smiroldo tells us about it in this interview:
Q. When did you first make the decision to compose The Silent Count, and what inspired you to do so?
A. When I was in college studying nuclear engineering, the very first page of my textbook stated that certain mountain ranges could be eradicated with the use of nuclear bombs in order to establish more advantageous weather patterns. When that happened, my first reaction was, “Wow, this would make a great idea for a science fiction novel with a climate change theme.” I couldn’t find anyone who had done it, so I decided to give it a shot myself by writing a cli-fi thriller.
Q.To this point, which review about your book is been your favorite?
A. Kathryn Johnson, an author whose work I admire and who has written a number of books including “The Gentleman Poet,” beta read The Silent Count and exclaimed that she loved it!
Q. Climate change and is it too late?
A. Hope is not lost…yet. If countries like France can make climate headway, then the US can, too
Q. Tell us about your publisher.
A. I was fortunate to find my publisher, Solstice Publishing, and they are great. The process took a few years and several revisions to get to the point where my book was ready for prime-time.
Solstice Publishing, along with Amazon and a number of other shops, currently stocks E. A. Smiroldo’s novel The Silent Count, which was written by the author. For additional details, please check out E. A. Smiroldo’s webpage.
E. A. Smiroldo is a nuclear engineer with a BS in engineering. She’s also a Washington Area Music Association Award-nominated singer-songwriter and has won prizes in writing competitions sponsored by the Bethesda Literary Festival and the International Screenwriters’ Dig. After placing in the latter, she optioned the treatment for a screenplay with X-ray Media.
On her website, E. A. Smiroldo provides additional information about herself as well as her first published work, The Silent Count.
You can check out The Silent Count on Amazon.
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