|“Are you my mummy?” photo by Karen Barnett|
Hello science fiction fans. The Christian Sci-fi and Fantasy Tour for May is featuring a great book by an awesome guy.
But for some reason he chose to wear a mask in this picture.
Tomorrow I’ll get into the book, but I’m blessed to count John as a friend. We’ve interacted through the CSFF Tour for years, and then we met at the ACFW Conference in Dallas in 2012.
It was my first contest, and having a familiar face in the crowd kept me hanging with John and the cool speculative fiction crowd, even though my WIP was suspense.
We met up again at the same conference in Indianapolis last September and continued to have a blast. So when I review the book, know that there is some bias, but I’ll try to be objective.
Here’s some fun facts about John Otte to get us started.
He stands out in a crowd. Or should I say, above a crowd.
He might be something of a conspiracy theorist.
John is an ordained Lutheran pastor.
John knows how to suffer. (He’s a Minnesota Vikings fan.)
He’s an avid gamer. (“Shepard.” “Wrex.”)
John is a great brainstormer to help other novelists. We gathered by the elevators in Indy to talk stories, and if John got an idea, his hands would shoot to his head like he was miming putting on a hat (or doing a moose impression). I’ve got trademark pending for his tagline: Don’t modify your story, Otte-fy your story.
One last link: here’s his tale on how he came up with the idea for Numb.
See all the people below? Those are my fellow tourists on the tour. See what they have to say about Numb and check back tomorrow for my review.
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Rachel Starr Thomson