|Cover of Dinosaur Jazz|
Dinosaur Jazz: The Jurassic Club #1Acheron Island is a world lost to time, home to prehistoric creatures from earth’s savage past.
The island’s occupants range from ferocious, man-eating dinosaurs and savage Ape Man tribes to strange ruins from a lost civilization. It is also home to Sir Edwin Crowe, son of the Victorian explorer who discovered Acheron Island, renowned big game hunter, scarred Great War veteran, and last of the world’s Gentleman Adventurers.
But now Acheron Island has some new residents – ruthless American businessman Selwyn Slade and an army of corporate cronies. Why has Slade brought all of his modern industrial power to conquer this world from the past? Can Sir Edwin uncover his strange purpose and protect this prehistoric world? Sir Edwin’s only allies are his stalwart Ape Man partner, a beautiful torch singer with a mysterious agenda, his strong-willed sister and her archaeologist boyfriend, and a family of American tourists – and they’re about to become the last hope of a lost world.
Its Jazz Age meets the Mesozoic Age in a world where cave men, gangsters, hunters, zeppelins, pirates, warlords and dinosaurs clash for a chance of survival. All that and more is waiting for you in Dinosaur Jazz, a tale of high adventure in a prehistoric world.
|The Michael Panush|
I am only 25% finished with Dinosaur Jazz and I can report that I officially have Dinosaur... Jazz Hands! His writing is smooth like honey and he has a way of creating beautiful scenes with words. I am very pleased with Dinosaur Jazz and haven't even finished yet
.....but without further ado...let's give a round of applause to Mr. Michael Panush!
What inspired you to write Dinosaur Jazz?
|Map of Acheron Island|
Might be random, but what is your favorite dinosaur?
If Sir Edwin were a real person, what do you think his profession would be in a world without dinosaurs? Why?
That’s difficult to say. Sir Edwin is such a product of his time – the imperialist Gentleman Adventurer explorer of the Victorian Age, which really can’t function in the modern times. He actually doesn’t function very well in Dinosaur Jazz either, as he’s stuck working as a tour guide for wealthy tourists on Acheron Island. That’s one of the questions I wanted to ask with Dinosaur Jazz – what does someone raised to be an explorer do after everything’s already been discovered? If you’re asking what he’d do in modern times, well, he might end up being a soldier, as he is a patriotic man with a violent streak, but I doubt he’d be happy with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’d probably end up working in some office and dreaming of better things. But if you’re asking what he’d do without dinosaurs and Acheron Island in the 1920s, then I get the feeling that he’d be sourly sitting in some ancestral estate, watching the other young British nobles of his generation fritter away their time with parties and debauchery. These were the Bright Young Things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
You are a very talented young writer. Is there any advice you can give to others who aspire to become a successful published author like yourself?
I think the greatest habit is to write every day. Never take breaks, always be thinking of a new project and be either writing down a story, editing a story you just finished or be planning out another one. Keep practicing and improving. I recently read a tribute to Ray Bradbury and he was quoted as saying “you must write every single day of your life.” You can’t argue with that!
Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my little corner of the interwebz!
I am really looking forward to finishing Dinosaur Jazz. The book will be available on June 13th in various e-reader formats and paperback. The story is as interesting as the cover and I have been hooked from the first page. Review coming soon!
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