The Power of the Blue Medallion – author interview – Les Berman

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About The Power of the Blue Medallion

This Captivating novel follows the wild adventures of three charismatic
young aliens from the distant planet Hebutar, and their companion on
Earth. Zytor, the son of the ruler of Hebutar, is determined to stop a group
of terrorists from causing chaos in the United States. Against
his father’s wishes, Zytor travels to Earth and meets a young girl, Tandy,
whose father was killed by terrorists. Zytor’s sister Phelena, a Captain in
the Hebutarian Military and a fellow soldier, are dispatched by her father
to bring Zytor back to Hebutar before he mingles into the affairs of Planet
Earth. While tracking down the terrorist, Zytor gets his medallion stolen (a powerful weapon), forcing him to team up with his sister and devise plans to retrieve the medallion, and help authorities stop the evil terrorists from executing
a terrible attack in Washington D.C.


Q: Do you write on a computer or with pen/pencil and paper?

A: I only use a computer when writing. My handwriting is so bad I sometimes can’t decipher my own scribble.

Q: Do you work from an outline?

A: In writing this novel, I was able to just sit at the computer and the plot just materialized as I typed out the chapters. I definitely would not reject the idea of outlining future writings.

Q: Nicest rejection you’ve ever received?

A: I received an e-mail from an agent in New York who raved about my adding math problems for High School Students related to the story. Unfortunately he said he was unable to take me on as client at this time. He further encouraged me to send out hundreds of queries to agents and publishers.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I see myself on the golf course thinking up evil plots after shanking my drive into the woods.

Q: What are a few of your favorite genres and why?

A: I very much enjoy reading thrillers and mystery novels. Especially, those that have an intricate plot that keeps me in suspense.

Q: In writing your book/novel if you could do it again what would you do differently?

A: I would use a speech recognition software program rather than type into the computer. My spelling is so bad I would have finished the novel in half the time if I had this software.

About Les Berman

Raised in Southern California, Les Berman earned his bachelor degree in Sociology with a minor in Math from Long Beach State University, and a Masters in Education from Pepperdine University.  Currently retired from the ABC Unified School District, Les also volunteers his time coaching young track and field athletes for a private club in Long Beach California. Les has coached many International and Olympic Athletes over the past forty years, and has been selected as a United States International Coach four times throughout his career.

Les can be found at


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