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In the frozen heartlands of the north, a dark force is reborn; his power is great, and his army swells with every monstrous recruit. In the Arachadian capital, Dresh, a string of mysterious kidnappings leaves the Great Mage puzzled. And in the mage academy of small town Renas, an unwitting apprentice is plunged into a quest: it will prove a fight for her life, a fight for the man she loves, and – ultimately – a fight for the future of the land.
Delve into this dark world of mystery and magic; of beings that walk the great forests and haunt the alcoves of the night. The necromancer awaits you…
- Which book of yours should someone reading this buy first?
- The Necromancer (because it’s my only full length work published). Or they can wait for Fallen Love to come out.
- Describe your perfect day.
- I do a lot of writing and interact a lot with readers/editors/reviewers.
- Coffee or Tea?
- Tea please; I’m British (sort of).
- Describe your writing routine.
- I come up with new ideas all the time. When I get to writing them, I firstly outline a plan; I adumbrate the basics of the plot, the characters’ personalities, and the overall direction of the book.
- How many books do you try and read a year?
- I used to do 75, but these days I’m glad to get half that.
- What genre do you write in?
- Fantasy, romance, scifi; I also plan to write some historical novels in the future.
- What genre would you like to write in one day?
- Do you read your book reviews? How do you process them, good vs. bad. Do you give some more weight than others? Like Amazon vs. Goodreads reviews.
- I do read my book reviews. I think they’re important—they give me an honest outsider perspective on what I did right (and wrong). I place more weight on reviewers who clearly know their stuff. Goodreads tends to have more sophisticated reviewers, but Amazon reviews give better reviews from a sales perspective.
- Does your family support your career as a writer?
- No; they’ve tried to discourage me. I soldiered on.
- What is your favorite Character you’ve written?
- Neshvetal, the eponymous character in the Necromancer.
- How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
- Not full time yet!
- What does literary success look like to you?
- Selling 10K books. Selling 100K books would be better. Selling 1M would be the stuff of dreams.
- How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
- 1 novella unpublished as of yet; a novel half-finished.
- What’s the best way to market your books?
- Hard to tell. Word of mouth and libraries seem to work well.
- If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
- A politician.
- Do you Indie Publish or Traditional Publish? Explain if you’d like.
- I’ve indie published to begin with but I plan on becoming a hybrid author.