P.R.O.B.E. Range Editor James Hornby spoke with author John Peel about his story in P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows. Available to purchase on Amazon. P.R.O.B.E. © BBV Productions, used under license.
Q: How did you get involved with P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows?
A: I was approached to see if I'd be interested in contributing a story. I have to confess, I'd not heard of P.R.O.B.E. before, but when I read the proposed outline it sounded like something I could have fun with, and the characters sounded intriguing. My main writing rule is that anything I do has to be fun, so that was a good start!
Q: What can the audience expect to see from your story in Out of the Shadows?
A: Odd aliens! I really enjoy creating species that don't think like we do. They have what seems to them to be perfectly intelligent reasons for whatever they do, though these reasons aren't likely to be ones we'd think are important. Also, I've created an intriguing background character (at least, I hope he's intriguing!) who will show up again in the future in small roles.
Q: How did you find the writing process?
A: Very enjoyable, which goes back to my answer to the first question. I believe that the more I enjoy writing a story, the more fun it will be for the readers.
Q: What are you most proud of about your story?
A: Well, I'm very fond of the title. But, then, I do have an odd sense of humour...
Q: Where else can we find your work?
A: I'd like to say "Everywhere", but that's not quite true. Maybe not even a little bit true. I've been busy on a few books in the Lethbridge Stewart series from Candy Jar, and I have a new "Dracula" novel out shortly (written with Dacre Stoker, great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, and Chris McAuley), "Dracula's Bedlam".
P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows is available to purchase on Amazon.
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