Climate change is impacting the world. The crisis affects economies, trade, travel, and the livelihoods of people everywhere. The urgent issue of climate change is wreaking devastation on the planet. That’s why books about the crisis are so vital for readers today. The topic is covered in the must-read new book The Silent Count by author EA Smiroldo.
Meet the main character, Dara Bouldin who creates a strategy to stop climate change. What an incredible discovery, right? What could possibly go wrong? Well true to how people might really react, she is ignored. Leaders don’t recognize her contribution…oh but do they?
Twists and turns take the reader on a political thrill ride that makes them want to scream into the pages. The main character Dara is also facing personal woes. She has no boyfriend, a ton of debt, and a dad who spends way too much time gambling at the casino.
The author E. A. Smiroldo is a nuclear engineer, musician, and novelist. She employs real science in her coming out novel, The Silent Count. Drama based on actual occurrences is combined with her expertise in this. She lives in Washington, DC, and has direct experience with how politics taints and warps people’s notions of right and wrong. She has seen people like the ones she writes about in her book, making it all the more realistically fun and chilling at the same time.
Check out the author E. A. Smiroldo’s Q&A here:
Q. Tell us a little bit about your sci-fi climate-change thriller, The Silent Count:
A. It’s a climate change thriller based on actual science and is called The Silent Count. Yes, deploying nuclear weapons to destroy specific mountain ranges may alter weather patterns. But I don’t suggest it!
Q. Describe what makes your book The Silent Count so compelling to readers.
A. Although my main character experiences terrible things, she never gives up on her ambition.
Q. Tell us something unusual that not many people know about you, E. A. Smiroldo.
A. My book contains lyrics from songs I composed and performed; I am an award-winning pop-punk singer-songwriter.
Q. Who is the author who influenced you?
A. Jane Austen is an author whose work I like. We still discuss Jane Austen’s characters more than 200 years after they were created, which makes me a tremendous fan. They are all amazingly imperfect and completely human. As much as I have throughout the years been a fan of Austen’s compelling characters, I hope readers will appreciate my characters in The Silent Count.
Q. E. A. Smiroldo, you write novels and also play the guitar. We love that! Describe your guitar playing for us.
A. As a child, I was a guitar-playing fool who practiced for seven hours daily. The Silent Count’s music features my guitar playing.
Q. Which of your guitar solos from The Silent Count’s soundtrack is your favorite, E. A. Smiroldo?
A. The guitar solo in “Break the Skin,” one of the songs from The Silent Count, is the one I’m most proud of.
Q. As a Washington DC native, you have seen the cutthroat mentality of people who come to a politically-driven city. What are your thoughts on politicians today?
A. We need to make sure leaders are doing things for the betterment of the people, not for poll numbers.
Q. Where can we find your book?
A. The book is found by retailers everywhere.
You can check out The Silent Count on Amazon.
For more information about E.A. Smiroldo, you can visit her website or find her on Facebook and Instagram.