Author Interview with Gary Lee Webb

An interview with fellow Betrayals of Another Kind author, Gary Lee Webb. I’ve had many interesting conversations with Gary Lee during this process.

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Please welcome Author Gary Lee Webb!

  1. What genre are your books? Currently zero books completed, but putatively the first will be high fantasy and the second an alternate history centered around AD 1100. My published short stories are 80% fantasy; the rest are science fiction and alternate history. I have also published non-fiction articles on a variety of subjects (three-quarters of my publications are non-fiction).

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  2. What draws you to this genre? I have been a fan since I was a teenager.
  3. What project are you working on at the moment? 65,000 words into my first novel.
  4. What’s it about?   Originally I intended to start with the character becoming an adult the hard way, with the death of his father and how he deals with it. But I have found I’d rather write the earlier parts of his life. Thus it has become something of…

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Author Interview with Layne Calry

An interview with another of the marvelous authors of Betrayals of Another Kind, Layne Calry. Reading Harry Potter & Redwall to the kids is a great idea, Layne!

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Please join me in welcoming Author Layne Calry!

  1. What genre are your books?

Fantasy, with romance undertones

  1. What draws you to this genre?

I have always loved imagination. I think it’s amazing and the worlds and characters you can build in fantasy. It just floors me every time.

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  1. What project are you working on at the moment?

I always have numerous WIP’s because I can’t focus on one. However, at the moment I am working the most on my Song of Saeran Series.

  1. What’s it about?

It’s a fantasy about a young boy who is thrust into a position and role he had not imagined for himself. He learns secrets about himself and others, and he will go on a journey to end the tyranny that runs rampant throughout his land.

  1. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do…

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Author Interview with Daniel Eastman

A charming interview with fellow Betrayals of Another Kind anthology author, Daniel Eastman.

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Please welcome Daniel Eastman!

1. What genre are your books? Most are Fantasy, although I dabble in Science Fiction too

2. What draws you to this genre? The broad scope and potential to tell a variety of stories; to create new worlds with depth and detail.

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3. What project are you working on at the moment? I have several projects in the works, but the one I’m working on most is the Raven Queen Series Michelle (my wife) and I are writing together.

4. What’s it about? It’s about a Princess that’s been blinded and the Mage that’s promised to protect her as they reclaim and regain her rightful place as Queen.

5. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is special? For her, it’s the struggle to not only adjust to a new condition and feel worthy of the devotion…

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10 Things I’ve Learned from Editing for Indie Authors

I shared one of my “delightful” rants on the more “joyful” side of freelance editing with an author friend, Kyle Perkins. For “my” authors? I love you all dearly, I promise!

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I’m a freelance editor. There are two ways of looking at that. I’m taking your precious manuscript and I’m honing and polishing it so that it will be the best it possibly can be. OR… I’m taking your manuscript, your hopes and your dreams and I’m mercilessly crushing them under a sea of red digital ink corrections that make your poor baby look like it’s bleeding to death. It’s all a matter of perspective. I’m only trying to improve your work, I promise, but I’ll admit it can be tough love no matter how diplomatic I try to be. I’m not going to guarantee I’ll be even remotely diplomatic here.
1.    Authors are working hard and really do deserve to be paid for their work.

You’re browsing Amazon and looking at books, wondering if a story is worth $0.99. Are you kidding me? You’re looking at months…

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Author Interview with Melissa Robitille

My own author interview! Goodness, how things change in just a few months. For instance, F.A.E.: Bitter Roots is still Bitter Roots, but now it’s Book One of The Arcane Line, and the first book of Murphy’s Law, Catch Can, is being serialized on the Radish reading app… And that’s just to start!

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Please welcome author Melissa Robitille!

  1. What genre are your books?

I write in several genres, including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, space opera, and horror.

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  1. What draws you to this genre?

I write things I’m interested in, honestly. I write to tell myself a good story, and I enjoy speculative fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror – because to me the best story ideas start with ‘what if?’

  1. What project are you working on at the moment?

Among other projects, I’m working on F.A.E.: Bitter Roots, first book in the F.A.E series.

  1. What’s it about?

F.A.E.: Bitter Roots is about an outcast elf, her journey from Seelie Court royalist to American revolutionary, and her interaction with the Continental Army and General Washington.

  1. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is special?

Mahrial DiSilvanus is stiff, sour, irritated all the time…

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Author Interview with Angel Blackwood

Another very good interview, this one with my fellow anthology author Angel Blackwood.

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Please welcome professional author and editor Angel Blackwood!

  1. What genre are your books?

My books all fall somewhere in the fantasy genre.

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  1. What draws you to this genre?

I like being able to invent my own races, societies, and cultures. I also really enjoy making up magic systems. I feel I can be freer with my plots in a fantasy setting.

  1. What project are you working on at the moment?

At the moment, I’m working on book two of my Obsidian Embers Trilogy.

  1. What’s it about?

It’s a continuation of the struggle between the women with magic in charge and the rebellion of men who have been tortured and experimented on and women who have defected. A war is brewing, anyone could be a traitor, and death is always right around the corner.

  1. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that…

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Author Interview with R. Judas Brown

An interesting interview with one of my fellow Anthology authors – remember, the release date is May 21st folks!

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Please welcome Author R. Judas Brown!

  1. What genre are your books? My writing is speculative fiction, which is pretty broad.  I have books in progress that fall into the fantasy and horror genres.  My short stories range all over; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, and all the darker hues thereof.

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  2. What draws you to this genre? The ability to look at emotions and situations and explore them using elements of the fantastic.
  3. What project are you working on at the moment? That is a big question.  I have a solo horror novel.  I have fantasy books going in a couple of shared world settings, I tend to stay busy and mildly confused.
  4. What’s it about? The horror book is a father trying to save his daughter, and the lengths he has to go to.  The problem is that she is fading quickly due to some pretty twisted…

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