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Interview With Rising New Writer E. A. Smiroldo

The most captivating works of literature are those that reflect back on how we, as individuals and as a society, respond to global warming and other current events. The effects of climate change are already having a devastating impact on communities all around the world.

In her breathtaking new work titled “The Silent Count,” author EA Smiroldo examines the topic of climate change.

In the book, Dara Bouldin comes up with a strategy to turn back the effects of climate change.

There is just one issue, and that is that nobody at the government agency where she works is aware that she even exists. She is still grieving from the breakup of her engagement to her musician ex-boyfriend Jericho, who is climbing the charts quickly with his new hit, while she is stuck paying off college loans and the gambling debts incurred by her father. As soon as Dara realizes what’s happening, she’s pulled into the heart of a global struggle where her inventions would prove disastrous in ways that she never could have predicted.

The Silent Count is a dramatization that explores, in the vein of comedies such as “Don’t Look Up,” how leaders respond to a scenario that may be terrifyingly accurate. Smiroldo recently sat down with reporters to answer their questions.

Your novel, The Silent Count, has been likened to the critically acclaimed film Don’t Look Up. Can you comment on this comparison?

Who would you want to see play the principal role in The Silent Count if it were adapted into a movie or a television show?


Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on the Netflix show Stranger Things, has a lot of potential to shine in the role of Dara Bouldin, the protagonist of The Silent Count.

As the plot develops, Dara discovers her inner power despite her youth, her introversion, and the emotional trauma she has endured as a result of loss and heartache.

Millie Bobby Brown has shown a degree of emotional depth in her role as Eleven that I think would make the film of my novel both hearth-wrenching and thought-provoking. 

What is the most important thing you want readers to take away from your book, The Silent Count, and share with the rest of the world?

 We are the ones that put a man on the moon, invented the atomic bomb, and made a vaccine against the influenza virus. Why is it that we can’t do anything about climate change that is just as spectacular and that would really solve the problem?

The Silent Count by E. A. Smiroldo is now available via Solstice Publishing, Amazon, and other stores. Visit the webpage of E. A. Smiroldo for further details.

E. A. Smiroldo, who is a writer, musician, and nuclear engineer, perceives the world from several vantage points. She is committed to bring to light how crucial it is for us to trust and love one another, given how near mankind is to a genuine climatic disaster. E. A. Smiroldo has a Bachelor of Science in engineering.

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She has received awards in writing contests sponsored by the Bethesda Literary Festival and the International Screenwriters’ Dig, and has been nominated for a Washington Area Music Association Award for her songwriting. After placing in the latter category, she optioned her screenplay idea to X-ray Media.