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Julian Rosado-Machain 2Julian Rosado-Machain has enjoyed pizza in three continents, worked in graphic design, armored vehicles, built computers, handcrafted alebrijes and swears that he has seen at least one ghost.

He lives in San Diego, California. And enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.

His latest book is the YA fantasy adventure, Guardians Inc.: The Cypher.

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About the Book:

Guardians Inc 7GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.

The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future, and to unlock the future they need a Cypher.

This is the first book of the Guardians Inc Series.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

MMHMMM. I would rather call myself a born storyteller… If we were in caves I would be the one telling the tribe how Tog killed the longtusks with a mace while Agarut burned himself with the red thingy… As for writer, well, it is the medium we have.

Maybe in some years we’ll have direct to brain downloads…or maybe we’ll go back into caves!

I’m the guy with the Tall tales though, BUT I swear I have seen ONE ghost… I’m sure it was a Ghost!

What was your inspiration for Guardians Inc.?

A little bit of everything I have ever read and being interested in, from World War 2 to Robotics to Insects to Mythology….Guardians Inc. has a little bit of everything wrapped into a conspiracy theory to boot!

I know it sounds a little crazy, but believe me, it makes sense, like birds wearing tuxedos in the Antarctic, or a submarine with roll down windows.… You can download it for free and check it out if you don’t believe me.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

Nature, Science, History, Mythology. I always read a lot about these themes and there is always something to explore about them, some hidden connection between all of them that should be brought to light.

We live in a world of connections and order coming out from apparent chaos… The Guardians are those guys that know where to look, and what to avoid.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

Before sitting down to write The Cypher I spent about a year and a half plotting the storylines of the series, the characters, and where I wanted each one to appear and where the storylines should close. Then I wrote a rough “map” of the different books that would make the series.

Along that map, the plot can “wiggle” a little bit. The characters grow by themselves as they live the story.

The Cypher is the first book, but there are two more published: Thundersword and The Four Legged Prophet and I am writing the fourth and fifth books of the series right now.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I am so undisciplined, I can only say that a typical day begins with breakfast,(which can be at 10 or 12 p.m.) and ends with me sleeping until I wake up… My wife hated me until she realized that she actually loves me…

I am alive because I have a good handler.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Writing in English! English is my second language, but I do believe that English is also the language of Fantasy AND Scifi… just as Spanish is the one for historic novels, French is for poetry and Italian is for both compliments AND fighting.

German I don’t know what it is for…maybe just for hardLONGwords!

What do you love most about being an author?

Writing and my typical writing days!

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

I totally skipped the search for a publisher or literary agent! I did send a couple of emails just to say I did, but my friend Francisco and I wanted to do Self-publishing from the beginning. Guardians Inc. was a pet project, so we self published….

NOW, on the other hand and 150,000 downloads later, (which I don’t really know if they are really that many… If there is someone out there that can tell me I’ll be grateful) I’m starting to think that I NEED to go the traditional route to really hit on my middle grade market so I’m starting to look for a literary agent and a publisher.

The process has been long and the curve steep and the remaining space is limited, just be assured that it was worthy!

Yep… I can say that I am happy with my decisions so far….

Where can we find you on the web?

www.guardiansinc.com and https://www.facebook.com/Guardians.Incorporated?ref=hl for Facebook and news about Guardians Inc..

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