Author Interview: Alex Stargazer

Alex Stargazer

 


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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.
  • Name 5 books that aren’t yours but people should read.
    • Northern Lights
  • 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?
    • Historical.
  • 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.

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