This past weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to talk to Greg Ballan, author of the Hybrid: The Ethereal War duology which I’ve had the honor to edit and publish. The novels are Armageddon’s Son and Battle Lines. These books tell the story of Erik Knight, a detective who was born with alien DNA which gives him terrifying super powers. In the Ethereal War novels, Erik finds himself literally caught between the forces of heaven and hell.
We recorded our conversation and I have posted it to YouTube. I made each question and answer a separate video, so if you just have a few minutes, watch the introduction, then come back and watch the others as you have time. This is an interview you don’t want to miss!
In the first video, I ask Greg to tell readers about the Hybrid: The Ethereal War novels.
In the second video, I ask Greg to tell us about his protagonist, Detective Erik Knight.
Next, I ask Greg to tell us how he brought a new twist to the idea of the war between Heaven and Hell.
In the earlier videos, Greg mentions Erik Knight’s mentor, Martin Denton. In private conversations, Greg has told me that Martin was inspired by his father. I asked him to give me more details about that.
Of course, Greg has written other novels besides those in the Hybrid: The Ethereal War series. He tells us about them in this next segment.
As we begin to wind down the interview, I ask Greg what science fiction he’s watching now.
Finally, I wrap up the interview by asking Greg the question about what side he takes in the ultimate battle: Star Trek or Star Wars?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Greg Ballan and his thoughts on writing. You can learn more about his books by following the links: