Stacy S. Eaton, fellow author and blogger, interviewed Ann Franklin, protagonist of The Labbitt Halsey Protocol by Andrew Ryan, for her Author Spotlight blog. The wide ranging interview addresses such topics as Ann’s least favorite character trait, the most difficult section of the book, and her personal reflections on the struggle to save her son. Author Spotlight is a feature on the World Literary Café, a web community dedicated to uniting readers and authors.
To get inside the story from Ann’s perspective, read the entire interview at the World Literary Cafe.
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“Make no mistake about it – this book is disturbing. But in a good way. It will make you think, rethink, and then wonder “could this really happen?” Ryan is dead on in his philosophical approach and scientifically based writing. And a good writer he is. This book will hold your attention until the last page. No spoiler here, but I can assure you that even the brightest reader will be fooled at several junctures in this book. Read this book and wonder. And be prepared for the future. Very highly recommended!”
Gadfly has posted a giveaway of The Labbitt Halsey Protocol by Andrew M. Ryan on Goodreads. There are only a few days left to put your name in for a FREE copy. While you are there, don’t forget to check out his Author page and become a fan.
Thank you to the Goodreads Ladies and Literature Group! We ran a caption contest looking for the two best captions for the cover of The Labbitt Halsey Protocol and came out with some VERY creative entries. Here are the results.
Awards were chosen in two categories – 1. Closest to the story of the book and 2. The most fun or unexpected caption.
And, the WINNERS are:
Closest to the book:
WINNER: “Hmmmm, do I really need my soul?” Submitted by Roseann
“See in the shadow while committing pen to page,
What darkness surrounds the small circle of light for thy son, a sage.” Submitted by Marlene
“Utopia beckons, but at what price?” Submitted by Jessa
Most fun or unexpected:
WINNER: “I didn’t know that a dinosaur could use a compass?!!” Submitted by Patricia
“Lawyer Gang Signs” Submitted by Shannon
“Just sign here…no, here…NO! HERE!!!” Submitted by Gianna
“I’ve always been suspicious of the assumption that great intelligence would be an unqualified benefit— that the madness that so often accompanies it can be cavalierly dismissed. So I asked the question: Suppose there were an entire subpopulation of extreme geniuses, well beyond anything that would occur naturally. What would that really look like?”
(May 2011 – Leesburg, Virginia) Andrew Ryan, author, asks that question in his debut novel THE LABBITT HALSEY PROTOCOL (Gadfly, May 17, 2011). In a world where the reach of science has tragically exceeded its grasp, Ann Franklin is now faced with the consequences of her c
hoice to genetically enhance her son, Jeremy, with super-human intelligence. Set in the hyper-competitive Washington, D.C. government consulting arena, Ann is torn between her work and Jeremy’s world, a subculture of society – one of nihilism and despair, and beset with suicide as a result of the sheer weight of the unendurable genius that plagues these would-be children of the future. Timing, however, could not be worse as this attractive, shrewd, hard-charging single-mother is about to seal the deal of her career with the largest contract her company has ever pursued; a win means promotion to vice president, lose and she is out of a job.
“In this new work of compelling mainstream fiction, Ryan skillfully combines elements of suspense and business sabotage with raw emotion and pain. As Ann’s determination to save her son intensifies, she learns more about his world and begins to question everything about her own, including her motives.” Kelly Kagamas Tomkies, editor.
THE LABBITT HALSEY PROTOCOL draws on our most basic human motives – motherhood, personal success, the search for meaning, the illusion of control. Before it’s over, Ann’s quest to understand her son will push her right up to the limits of the mind’s tolerance of meaninglessness and chaos and take readers along for the ride, leaving them with questions of their own.
THE LABBITT HALSEY PROTOCOL is available in paperback, Kindle and eBook.