Today we’re pleased to featured Ray Jay Perreault, aeronautical engineer, pilot and author of the Simpoc series and Gemini. Ray flew in the US Air Force for 10 years, during which time he flew C-130’s and visited 27 countries. He spent 28 years in a major aerospace firm and worked on some of the best programs including the F-23, F-35, B-2, Global Hawk and many he can’t tell you about!
Ray, do you prefer blogging on Blogger or WordPress?
Just changed over to WordPress.org because it gives me more options.
What’s the URL and how did you decide on it?
http://www.rayjayperreault.com/. Just using my name, although in hindsight I could have decided on a better one.
Right, perhaps something related to your subject matter. Either way, not an issue. How long have you had the blog and how often do you post?
My new domain has been functional just a few weeks and I post regularly; at least 5 times a week.
I see posts from March of 2014 and plenty of them since that time. What do you like or dislike the most about your blog?
I enjoy talking about science and technical issues. I enjoy passing on possible Sci-fi plot ideas to others. I don’t have enough time to write the ones I have. So far I don’t have a complaint except it is a challenge.
What have you learned that you can share with a newbie?
Hey. I’ll always consider myself a newbie. When I figure it out; please someone tell me.
How’s your life going as an author?
It is a day to day struggle trying to get my name and work in front of people that might be interested. I enjoy it and that’s why I continue. I know that it takes time and as I publish more work, I seem to be getting more sales.
The book cover is for the first of one of my series that I’m offering free in the hope they’ll continue reading the other books.
What motivates you with Sci-Fi?
I love a hero that has amazing weapons, takes on hundreds of aliens and can survive anything, but I also want to read a situation and be able to relate to it. An extrapolation of what might really happen with a little less stretch in my imagination.
I hope I can bring my real life experiences into my writing so you can appreciate my work.