Goodreads site: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58710519-predator-nomad-a-novel
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I'm Daniel Micko. I'm a writer. I was born in University City, St. Louis, MO. Grew up in Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and the Bay Area. I currently live in the Bay Area. I graduated from Georgia State with a Film Analysis degree (Undergrad) and did my Master's work at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I love storytelling and all mediums. I've work hard to shape my process.
What inspired you to author this book?
My first book. It was an amazing experience, and I want to write more books. I believe I'm building a universe or a series through them. For Predator / Nomad I got my idea from a research lab that used stem cells and I ran with it from there.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
The two vectors of the person and the shadow really intrigued me. That was the basis. I just kept seeing a person with an odd shadow. It became metaphorical to me.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
My aunt Breggie James and my father Steven Micko. My dad passed away in 1997, but he had writings that never got published. My aunt has written two books independently and I watched her take that journey. Her actions made me believe writing and publishing a book is possible.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
The marriage of character with plot became a difficulty. I had so many notes surrounding these characters with thoughts and feelings that I wasn't sure exactly how things would end. Following the characters from place to place became an adventure.
Tell your readers about your book.
Predator / Nomad is a story about right and wrong. When you read it, you should be conflicted with the choices each character makes and why they are doing it. It's an allegory and comment on our society. Social deviance and disruption are also underlying themes. The book is meant to seem mundane but once you try to decide the hero or the villian, the themes become more prominent.
Who is your target audience, and why?
People who analyze injustice. If the journey to justice is important to you then buy this book.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Finding truth and committing to what I believe is right.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I learned visual storytelling before I wrote a book. No one can see the world like me and vice versa.