Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway - Trispero by Sean Adelman, M.D.



by Sean Adelman M.D.



Our intellect directs us. Our humanity defines us.

What if the key to unlocking our genetic code and our future lay within some of our most disenfranchised individuals? Would we still shun them?

Seattle in the year 2330: centuries of conflict have led to this precipice. If the world is to move forward, Olivay has the difficult task of teaching Alucia her history. Olivay knows that without understanding where she came from Alucia will never be able to help humanity explore the universe.

In present day Seattle, Jason Roy is a scientist whose life revolves around his daughter, Lily. Within her genome lies a secret that Jason has dedicated himself to uncovering. The mundane life of a scientist and his family takes a turn when a multinational corporation decides Jason Roy's research is a danger to them.

Jason and Lily are now running away from an unforeseen enemy and toward a discovery that will change mankind. Altering the world may come too late for Jason to save what matters most in his own world.

The great irony of unlocking our genetic potential was finding that our greatness was found in our love for one another.
-Trispero almanac



“Ms. Sydney, you have five minutes left.”  

I don’t have time. Debbie made a split decision. She moved the files directly into her drive before her program finished. “Thirty seconds, twenty seconds, five seconds. Download complete.” 

“Ms. Sydney, what are you doing?” 

The alarm had notified him. Debbie carefully watched as the security guard moved toward her. He was the only other person here. The young guard at the window was not in her direct line of sight. Debbie quickly removed her drive. The guard moved in closer.  

“Ms. Sydney, I will need you to give me that drive and come with me!” 

Debbie bowed her head as she turned with her hand held out gesturing toward the guard as if she was going to give him the drive. The guard reached to take it when Debbie seized his hand pulling him forward and allowing his momentum to increase the force as her opposite elbow collided with his temple. The guard was dazed but not out, so before he could alert anyone, she put him in a sleeper hold until he was out completely. Debbie quickly slid him under the table and moved toward the door. The guard in the window must not have heard anything as indicated by his curt nod. She returned his gesture and took great care not to run as she went toward the stairs. Patience. Don’t attract attention.  

Debbie left the stairwell carefully walking past the administration building security. The lines from the morning were gone so the guards acknowledged her. She turned and smiled while pushing on the door just as the alarm went off. Debbie ran with all her might away from the security gate at the road entrance. Running behind the building as the alarm got louder and louder, Debbie pulled out her phone.  

“Agent Davis, come get me.”

Talking with Sean Adelman!

What is your writing environment?

My writing environment is very mobile. The most important thing I use is my iPad.  My life as a surgeon rarely leaves me enough time to sit in the same spot for very long.  Having my writing device on hand everywhere I go allows me to take advantage of every bit of spare time I have.  That being said, my favorite writing venue is walking along the water by the Puget sound and finding a spare bench to sit on. 

Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why?

My perfect hero/heroine is very imperfect.  I love a very strong personality whose actions are directed by their passion.  A driven personality also means they are flawed and sometime that passion misleads them into certain situations. It's not always about good and bad, but beliefs and who want is it more.  I love people you can't help but route for, except that you are never completely sure they are going to be able to hold it together.

What authors have caught your interest lately and why?

Tim Shriver caught my interest because in his new book "Fully Alive" my family learned a lot about the history of people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and what an amazing women Eunice Kennedy-Shriver was.  I have been infatuated most recently with Rick Riordan as I just finished his Olympians series with my son, enjoying a great book with your kids is a beautiful thing.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

I have always wanted to write a book that people identify with and can't put down.  When they finish reading my book I want them to think about it for days trying to make sure they understood.  Writing is a way of imparting your thoughts and emotions to your readers.  I will always be thankful to JK Rowling for getting my oldest daughter to read and when I finished the last Harry Potter I had a moment of remorse knowing that it was over.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?

#1 seeing my children achieve their goals in life.  #2 would be seeing the message I am trying to send with my stories take hold and have a meaningful impact on our world. #3 to be able to use the capital from my books to create a foundation for helping people with intellectual disabilities achieve secondary educational opportunities.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?

The idea for this novel came after a discussion with my neighbor who is on the board of our local cancer research institute about some new genetic therapies to cure cancer.  My knowledge of the genetics of Down syndrome quickly snowballed into a story, three years later, here we are.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?

My favorite scene is when Lily meets the boy with the immune disorder and immediately accepts him as a friend.  Even though she is always being judged for her differences she doesn't judge others.

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

I am currently working on the next installment of Trispero I am hoping to keep the editing process a little quicker than the first edition so would love to have something next year.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I am not busy with my day job as an orthopedic surgeon I love stand up paddle boarding, and going on bike rides to the local farmers market with my family.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers dont know?

I love classic American cars having grown up with my father who loved working on them.  I try to include a cool car in my stories that doesn't really have anything to do with the plot.  You will have to let me know what car that is in Trispero after you read it.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Sean Adelman is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Seattle. When he isn't working hard to put people back together he enjoys writing, running, and attempting to play his electric guitar without frightening his two dogs, Chestnut and Orion. Sean has three children Brenna, Devon, and Ian with his wife of 25 years Susan.  

Advocating for people with developmental disabilities is his life's passion and his inspiration for the middle grade book series, Sam's Top Secret Journal, and now his first adult novel, Trispero.

Join Sean on Facebook for book giveaways, events, and news on Sam’s Secret Journal and Trispero at or visit his website at



Sean Adelman will be awarding a paperback copy of Trispero to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE