Author Interview with @theraffle2027 – The Raffle: The Complete Novel Parts 1-4

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About the Book – The Raffle

May 2027: The United States is now The New United States, a security-obsessed, isolationist state policed by humanoid robots. After over a decade living in a post-apocalyptic virus-infected, prison-like Los Angles, a man plays The Raffle to gain entry into The New United States. He hopes to reunite with his wife and daughter who fled east before the fateful attack on LA on July 4, 2016. But, when security is emphasized over freedom, what will it entail to navigate the New United States entail if he wins?

About the Author

The author behind Randy Smith (a pen name) was born in Downtown L.A. in 1977. An avid punk rock fan, Randy played in several punk bands in the early to mid-90s. In college, he specialized in international relations and history. After teaching for a year, he moved to Washington, D.C. for law school and has been a practising attorney for the past sixteen years.

Who is Randy Smith

“Randy Smith” was conceived four years ago when his creator quit driving to work and opted for public transportation instead. Ditching his car was a life-changing decision. The long cross-town commutes on L.A. Metro trains and buses, therefore, allowed Randy the creative space he needed to write “The Raffle” series and several screenplays, including one film now in development.

What are you doing now?

Randy is currently working on writing/screenwriting projects while still working as a full-time attorney. Besides these, he has other passions: husband, standup comic/actor, law professor, public transportation activist, and podcaster.
Visit https://www.theraffle2027.com or The Raffle Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TheRaffle2027, or on Twitter @theraffle2027 for news and the future of The Raffle series.

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Author Interview

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

May 2027: The United States is now The New United States. A security-obsessed, isolationist state policed by humanoid robots. After over a decade living in a post-apocalyptic virus-infected, prison-like Los Angles, a man plays The Raffle to gain entry into The New United States. He hopes to reunite with his wife and daughter who flew east before the fateful attack on LA on July 4, 2016. When security is emphasized over freedom, if he wins, what will it entail to navigate the New United States?

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in The Raffle? Is it directed at any particular market?

COVID-19 has changed the world. A virus changed us overnight. Therefore, many readers will share a sense of connection with The Raffle. It’s scary how many things I predicted over the past years, as each part has been released, have come true.

Besides current affairs, fans of The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Blade Runner and Stephen King will enjoy The Raffle.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors to choose from, which book and author would you suggest to be your favourite and why?

Stephen King is my absolute favorite and was a huge influence on me. The Stand has a profound impact on me when I first read it. I still think about it. Especially these days living with COVID-19.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new to the writing world, or who was trying to enhance their craft or business?

Network, hustle, learn social media and get on as many podcasts as humanly possible. Talk about your work and why others will love it. Therefore, don’t give up. Don’t do it for the money. Do it because you have a great story to tell.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you and The Raffle?

First, you can check out @theraffle2027 on Twitter and Instagram.

Second, the Raffle website www.theraffle2027.com. Here you can read more info, the blog and about how it is only quasi fiction.

Finally, read the Raffle Facebook Page that will convince we are already living in The New United States: https://www.facebook.com/TheRaffle2027

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