Today I have the pleasure of introducing Natascha Scrivener and her sci-fi/fantasy novel The Wire: Searching for Reason. Welcome Natascha. You have approached the publishing of your novel in a slightly different way. Tell us about it.

The Wire: Searching for Reason was released on 21st July 2012 in installments (1 or more per week) on the official facebook page. Below is the synopsis.


On the night of the power collapse that left Old Town in darkness, Reason Goodwin’s father returned from a day’s work at GAME-corp. with their latest creation, the Dream Theatre– a games machine to eclipse all others – a games machine that would bring dreams to life.

But the power surge severs the link between the dream state and reality, and Reason’s father returns to reality changed. He mutters of a world captured by GAME-corp. called Albia, and of game players from Earth unknowingly crossing between the two worlds via The Wire, their avatars playing out their fantasies and destroying Albia.

Now people are dying as Albia fights back, and it is Reason’s mission to save her father, Albia, and the very future of Earth itself.


Tell us a little about yourself. When did you start writing THE WIRE?

It began as a 500 word piece of flash fiction about 4 or 5 years ago. I left it after that thinking nothing of it until I sent it off to Ether Books on the off chance. They wrote back immediately saying that they would love to publish it as installments, which is what gave me the idea to publish it on facebook as installments (that way I can tell how many people have read it, too!) I will also be sending it off to Ether Books to see if they are still interested, (fingers crossed!)

How does your writing process look? Consistent with regular amounts of word counts daily/weekly… or more sporadic with a gush of words all at once and then a dry bed for a while?

Usually it is the latter, unless I am being particularly strict with myself. But with THE WIRE, it’s different as I have to get a piece or two (at least) written every week otherwise readers will lose interest. I’m particularly looking forward to that part of the challenge!

Which character speaks the loudest, to you? Do any of them clamor to be heard over the others?

Each of my characters have such individual voices and come from such different places (worlds even) that it’s hard to say. But if pushed, I would have to say Reason (my protagonist) and Roux, although different, Roux being much quieter, he is still easily heard over the rest. I suppose that says a lot about him…

When was that point in your life that you realized that being an author was no longer going to be just a dream but a career?

I’ve written since I was little, and I’ve always entertained the idea of being a full-time writer, but it wasn’t until I got a job in a local book shop that I realised that I would never be good at anything else – mainly because I didn’t want to be! I hated having a boss, and I felt awkward and uncomfortable being around people all day. I only had one other job after that – working in a care home (where I did my work in peace and quiet, on my own!) since then I’ve been without a ‘proper job’ (although I loathe that term) and am now a full-time writer.

Thanks for dropping in. Good luck with your novel.

You can also visit any of the following links to find out more about the book, author, and the book tour:

 You can read the first installment here:

THE WIRE Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thewiresearchingforreason

Website: www.nataschascrivener.webs.com

Twitter: @Someofherparts

Blog: www.http://nataschascrivenerauthor.blogspot.co.uk/


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