Interview with Dr. Jay Winder, Invasion Trilogy
Questions By: Author Angela Fattig
July 13, 2045
I want to say thank you to all the readers joining us today. This is part 2 of a 3-part Interview with Dr. Jay Winder
Good morning Jay!
Good morning Angela…
I see we have company this morning. Everyone please welcome Dr. Mandi Stevens to our little sit in. Thanks you for being here Mandi.
It’s a pleasure to be here Angela. Thanks for having me.
So, as we sit here Book 1 of the Invasion Trilogy is finished and people really accepted it well. Did either one of you have any doubts?
I didn’t. I believed Book 1 would be a hit. Jay, however, I think felt differently.
I didn’t have any doubts about Book 1. It was Book 2 that left me worried.
Really, how so?
Hopefully I won’t give anything away here, but it was the direction it went. Book 1 started as most any Alien invasion book would, but that would be where it stopped being like any other Alien book out there. In book 2 there came a new theory and with the new theory a possible problem, Religion. Now I know, Angela, you don’t fall under any one category when it comes to God. However, God is a very touchy subject. I felt/feel that the entire Trilogy would be taken as a religious books and it is far from that.
I agree Jay. I had worried and still do. Nevertheless, maybe with your help we can turn that around. I will give the floor to you and you can explain the whole theory behind Invasion.
I will do my best. Invasion started as any idea would, as a theory. Every day of our lives, we ask ourselves “What if…” In this case, you don’t need to believe or disbelieve in God to question things around you. Again, the “What if” question works with any topic. The brain surgeons may ask themselves “If I would have done this differently would the outcome have been different?”
The age-old question “Are we alone?” Invasion is just one way to answer that question. Again, it is the “what if” factor. Yet, it is so much more. The world, no matter the year, is becoming a very ugly place. Corruption everywhere you look. At the end of the Trilogy, and I believe we will address this further in the last interview, shows that no matter the state of the world the only thing that truly matters is hope, love, and family. Would Invasion have worked without God? Maybe, but like I said it is just one of many ways to play the “what if” question.
You may also be able to take it is Mans last hope of trying to hang on and answer questions that there just may never be an answer to. Not all theories can ever be answered, yet we spend millions of dollars every year trying. This shouldn’t be a bad thing, but when you have children going without, police forces having to lay off, etc… That money could be better spent elsewhere. This is only part of the ugliness in the world and that is the whole point behind Invasion. It is a wakeup call. It is asking people to take a step back and look around. The world could be a beautiful place once again if we could just get our heads out of our ass.
Nicely said, both of you. Mandi, was there a point in Book 2 that bothered you the most? Maybe when you were taken?
Funny enough, no. It was what had happened to Emma. I won’t go any further in case some haven’t read it. I didn’t care what happened to me, but that little girl had been through enough.
I agree. Whether you’re a mother or not, you will always put a child before you. I must ask, Mandi. Book 2 never did say how you were taken or where you were before you stood face to face with Lucifer. Would you mind filling us in?
Sure. It was strange really. Henry came up from behind and Emma noticed him first. The way he looked at Emma as if he was torn. I asked him not to hurt her and he said “Never. Why would I ever hurt her?” I never put it together until later. He blinked and looked back to me and asked if I would please go with him. Not knowing what to think and worried he may hurt Emma, I went with him.
That was the last I remembered before I was standing in that dark hot room.
Jay, what were your thoughts on Steve at this point? Did you think he had anything to do with Mandi gone or just Henry?
I had wondered, but I felt I knew Steve well enough to believe he was still on our side. However, as everyone could see not everything was as it would appear to be. That was the real fear. Never knowing whom you could trust. Feeling alone while surrounded by people. Feeling like you were screaming, yet no one could hear you. It can be maddening at times.
I can completely understand that. Jay, I know this may be a touchy topic, but what was going through your mind when your mom appeared?
Confusion, hurt, and worry to start. Remember I hadn’t seen her since I was 16 and my heart was overjoyed, but at the same time I wasn’t too sure if I was seeing what was in front of me. During the silence, my brain decided that it was her and I wanted, no needed to grab the moment and try to hold on. With everything that was going on you just never knew when it would all be taken from you again.
Life is a funny thing. At a certain age it stops giving us things and starts taking it away and we don’t get to pick what is taken. Mandi, you had a secret in Book 2. Did you know before Lucifer pointed it out?
Yet you believed him? Why?
It is Lucifer we are talking about here, the great deceiver. I knew he would stop at nothing to get what he wanted and he wanted Jay. The best way was to go after the one thing Jay had always wanted. Take that away he figured Jay would fall into his hands. When he pushed me away, I knew that for the first time in history he was telling the truth. Therefore, I used it to my advantage. In his mind, I was damaged goods. What I did expect was for him to take it away. When he didn’t and sent me back to Henry, I was confused as to what he was up to. Then it registered with me. He was going to go after Emma.
Mandi, I asked this question of Jay in our last interview and I want your thoughts. Now that is all over, is there anything you would go back and change if you could?
No. Of course, we all have things we think we would like to change. However, if we did it would change where we are today and I am very happy with the outcome. Remove the past nightmare and all my dreams came true. No, nothing is ever perfect. Jay and I do argue, but at the end of the day, I know he loves me and I love him. With love on your side, anything is possible if you believe.
Beautiful answer coming from a woman in love. I hear many negative things about the use of ‘God’ and ‘Lucifer’ in the books. What is you take on this Jay?
As I said before, you need to look deeper into the story. There really isn’t anything religious about the books, just a new take on the old “what if”. You don’t need to believe in God or follow God in order to enjoy this theory. Just open your mind to the endless possibilities around us.
I believe we are finished for part 2 of the 3-part Interview. I want to thank you again Jay and Mandi for agreeing to be here.
Thank you for having us.
Now to our readers… Thank you for joining us today. I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and are just a little more knowledgeable as to what the Invasion Trilogy is about. It may be a work of fiction, but it does hold some truth and I always try to include truth into all that I write.
This is part 2 of the 3-part Interview. Part 3 will be posted in a week or two. If you would like to see any of the other crew members of Invasion Trilogy interviewed, you can comment on this thread or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be happy to interview other members of the crew. If you have any questions you would like to ask Dr. Winder I will include them in Part 3.
~~ Angela ❤