Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0
by Eliot Peper
Book Details:Genre: Technothriller Published by: Previously FG Press; now Self-Published Publication Date: March 2014 Number of Pages: 231 ISBN: 9781517513214 Series: Uncommon, #1 Purchase Links:
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Author Bio:Eliot is a writer and strategist based in Oakland, CA. He is the author of The Uncommon Series and when he’s not hacking away at his next novel, he works with entrepreneurs and investors to build new technology businesses as a drop-in operator and adviser. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm where he accelerated portfolio companies, sourced/vetted deals and advised foreign governments on innovation policy and capital formation. He has been a founder and early employee at multiple startups.
- What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I hate semicolons and ask my copyeditor to ensure they never appear in my novels.
2. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The Uncommon Series is based on my personal experiences as a startup founder and venture capital investor. The world of entrepreneurship is full of big personalities enjoying soaring successes and suffering scorching failures. It was a canvas too rich to resist. I knew there was an adventure to be had, a story to tell. I supplemented that with research and interviews with technologists, special agents, money laundering investigators, major investors, and veteran CEOs.
3. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’m currently working on my fifth novel, The Burn, which follows a pair of friends who uncover a dark secret hidden in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man.
My fourth novel, Cumulus, is currently in editorial and takes place in a not-too-far future where economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war.
My first three books constitute The Uncommon Series, which is a trilogy of tech startup thrillers that follow a fierce female entrepreneur who gets caught up in an international conspiracy on the way from garage to IPO. The Uncommon Series has earned great grassroots reviews, a cult following in the Valley, and is the top-rated financial thriller on Amazon.
4. What do you think makes a good story?
A good story has characters, momentum, action, ideas, and suspense. It sucks us in and doesn’t let us go. A good story makes us feel and leaves us with something even after the tale is done. The best stories engage our imaginations and feed our souls.
5. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
6. What would you like my readers to know?
If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a company or wanted a secret peek into the dark side of Silicon Valley, you might enjoy reading The Uncommon Series.