What is the name of the book and when was it published?
The title is Days of Amber by Alex Chu, and it was first self-published in June 2014, then published through Visionary Press Collaborative in January 2015.
What’s the book’s first line?
The first line is, “This was the day – the annual executive meeting of Amber & Associates.”
What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.
A satirical look inside the often boring corporate structure of a software company.
What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?
All the books and stories about Wall Street and computer hackings have been dark and macabre, and I just wanted to release a story that made fun of all that – made the darkness lighter and funnier. And that’s how I got inspired to write Days of Amber.
What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character? Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of?
I think all of the characters represent the different perceptions that people view corporate America – as delusional narcissistic fantasy-chasers. A lot of the story’s aspects are exaggerated – personality traits, characters’ behaviors, thoughts and appearances – and I think that’s also how people who are directly involved in corporations view themselves and their superiors, which is something I wanted to reveal to those who are not involved in corporations.
What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?
People should read my book if they want a story that makes fun of corporate America in a knowledgeable and well-informed way.