The Story behind TRISOMY XXI, by G.A. Minton

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00001]Trisomy XXI is the thrilling story about the adventures of Joshua Allen, a sixteen-year-old boy who was born with an extra chromosome—a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. When a serious accident leaves him in a coma at the hospital, Joshua receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers. The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths that have both the town’s sheriff and the coroner completely baffled. But when a ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for Joshua—viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission—Joshua and his friends are thrown into a world of horror that is totally out of control. What follows is a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly-indestructible extraterrestrial being. The salvation of an entire race of aliens hangs in the balance!

The “story” behind my book is even stranger than the tale of Trisomy XXI! Weirdly enough, it was only after I was rear-ended by a speeding drunk driver and suffered a closed-head injury several years ago that I developed a newfound passion for creative writing (a true story, even though it sounds like a cheesy plot for a Stephen King horror novel). Immediately after the devastating accident, which totaled my car and landed me in the hospital emergency room, I suffered from memory loss and aphasia, resulting in problems of expressing my speech and communicating with others. After numerous visits to a neurologist and months of taking medication used by patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, my injured brain slowly began to mend itself. When the damage to my brain finally healed though, I noticed something very different. Now, I had this overwhelming urge, this compulsive desire to put on paper a story that had formed de novo in my mind. It’s difficult to explain, but suffice it to say that my thoughts were now primarily focused on writing this tale of horror. That’s how Trisomy XXI was born. One could only surmise that the damaged neurons in my frontal cortex had rearranged themselves into a different pattern, thereby enhancing the creative elements in my brain. God only knows. . .stranger things have happened!

From my earliest recollections as a young child, I have always loved the genres of horror and science fiction, so that is probably where Trisomy XXI was spawned—from the deepest reaches of my inner mind. As a result of this savant-like experience, I am able to pen my novels freestyle, almost in a stream of consciousness, relying on no outlines, formats, or templates for assistance. Fortunately, the narrative is able to easily flow from my vivid imagination, ending up with a thrilling storyline that contains an ordered sequence of events. I have also recently completed my second novel, a dark, supernatural tale of horror that takes Good versus Evil to a whole new level. Currently, my neurons are busy at work processing a third manuscript, a horrifying mystery involving the macabre, which like my other books, contains an O. Henry or Rod Serling surprise ending that would even baffle the likes of the great sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes! G.A. is married, and lives in Texas with his wife, a son and daughter, and two Bengal cats named Phinneas and Shamus. He is now referred to as “the savant horror writer” by his friends.


About the Author

From his early childhood, G.A. Minton has always been a diehard fan of science fiction and horror. Whenever a scary movie was playing down at the local theatre, he was there in attendance with his friends, loudly screaming in terror alongside them. G.A. enjoys many hobbies, but the game of golf is one of his favorites, having lettered on his high school golf team. Besides writing, he also enjoys reading, traveling, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, working out, listening to hard rock music, and watching great movies—especially those genres that encompass horror, science fiction, mystery, and comedy. G.A. is married, and lives in Texas with his wife, a son and daughter, and two Bengal cats.

Strangely enough, it was only after G.A. was rear-ended by a drunk driver and suffered a closed-head injury, that he developed a newfound passion for writing (even though this story has the makings for a cheesy Stephen King horror novel, it is nonetheless true—he is now called “the savant horror writer” by his friends).

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