KALEB NATION is an author and online personality. His blogs and videos have received over 50 million hits online, and he has been featured on NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more.
While writing Harken, Kaleb documented his progress through video blogs at Youtube.com/KalebNation. A black belt in taekwondo, Kaleb lives in California with his chinchilla, Chilla. Harken is his first novel for teens.
Kaleb regularly posts on Twitter (@KalebNation) and blogs at KalebNation.com.
Chat with Author Kaleb Nation
I'm 24 years old and I live in Hollywood, California, with my chinchilla named Chilla. Conspiracy theories have always intrigued me. What if our world isn't actually controlled by the people we see controlling it? Who tells our world leaders what to do? I did years of research and interviewed people who believe that Reptilians are real. So even though HARKEN is fiction, some of it could be true.
Describe Harken in three words?
Conspiracies. Reptilians. Explosions.
Who was your favorite character to write?
Writing through Michael's eyes was special, but writing about Alli was the best. She is so alive and vibrant and every scene with her entertains me. It's almost as if I'm not even writing her, she's just on her own.
What draws you to this particular genre?
I like that it's unexplored. There are some conspiracy theory books out there, but not nearly as many as there are wizard or vampire books. I like taking places and events that seem normal and thinking "what if there is a secret behind this?"
If you had to choose, would you choose invisibility or the ability to fly?
The ability to fly. Being invisible is a bit lonely, but flying means you can put someone on your back and travel the world.
Is there one question you wished interviewers would ask and the answer to that question?
LittleLibraryMuse: Kaleb, why are you answering this interview in your pajamas?
Kaleb: Because I am an author and pajamas are my uniform.
About the BookMichael Asher is almost an ordinary California teenager, except for his unexplainable ability to see a glimpse of a person’s thoughts through their eyes. After surviving an assassination attempt, he discovers that he is at the center of a worldwide conspiracy higher than any earthly power. A clandestine organization with authority over world leaders, celebrities, and the wealthy desperately wants him dead. Tumbling into a web of international secrets, Michael is forced to search for the identity of the puppet master and dig up the truth that humanity is not being told.
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