FANTASY INTERVIEWS

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DC GOMEZ

Fantasy Author 

D. C. Gomez is a USA Today Bestselling Author, born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. She study film and television at New York University. After college she joined the US Army, and proudly served for four years.

Those experiences shaped her quirky sense of humor. D.C. has a love for those who served and the families that support them. She currently lives in the quaint city of Wake Village, Texas, with her furry roommate, Chincha.

June 29, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with DC Gomez about his latest book Death's Intern

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 ALEX SHVARTSMAN

 Fantasy/ Paranormal Author 

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, editor, and translator from Brooklyn, NY. He's the author of The Middling Affliction (Caezik, 2022) and Eridani's Crown (UFO Publishing, 2019) fantasy novels.

Over 120 of his short stories appeared in various magazines and anthologies since 2010, including Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, etc. He's the winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

He edits the Unidentified Funny Objects series of anthologies and Future Science Fiction Digest. His other projects as editor include The Cackle of Cthulhu (Baen Books), Humanity 2.0 (Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick), Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic (UFO Publishing) and Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse (Deorc Enterprises).

You can visit his official home page and blog at alexshvartsman.com

June 2, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Alex Shvartsman about her latest book The Middling Affliction: The Conradverse Chronicles, Book 1

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FERN BRADY

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Fern Brady is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing. She holds multiple Masters degrees and several certifications. She began her professional life as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. She has published numerous short stories, two children's picture books, and a couple of poems. Her debut novel, United Vidden, which is book one in her Thyrein’s Galactic Wall Series, released in 2020 along with her graphic novel/novella hybrid New Beginning. She is the current president of the Houston Writers Guild, with whom she served in that capacity previously, and is on the board of Authorology. Besides being Municipal Liaison for Nanowrimo Houston, she is also a member of American Book Publishers Association as well as of Blood Over Texas and Romance Writers of America. She lives in Houston, TX, with her parents and her talkative husky, Arya. Follow Fern's writing at: www.fernbrady.com

April 20, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Fern Brady  about her latest book United Vidden 

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RICHARD H STEPHENS 

Fantasy Author 

Born in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1965, I was raised and still reside in Cambridge, Ontario. I began writing circa 1974, a bored child looking for something to while away the long, summertime days. My penchant for reading, 'The Hardy Boys,' led to an inspiration one sweltering summer afternoon, when my best friend and I thought, ‘We could write one of those.’ And so, I did. At 17, I left high school to join the working world to support my first son. For the next twenty-two years, I worked as a shipper at a local bakery. At the age of 36, I went back to high school to complete my education. After graduating with honours at the age of thirty-nine, I became a member of our local Police Service and worked for 12 years in the provincial court system. In early 2017, I resigned from the Police Service to pursue my love of writing full-time. With the help and support of my lovely wife Caroline and our 5 children, I have now realized my boyhood dream.

March 21, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Richard H. Stephens about his latest books Keeper of the Jewel 

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KATHRIN HUTSON

Dark Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/LGBTQ Author 

International Bestselling Author Kathrin Hutson has been writing Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and LGBTQ Speculative Fiction since 2000. With her wildly messed-up heroes, excruciating circumstances, impossible decisions, and Happily Never Afters, she’s a firm believer in piling on the intense action, showing a little character skin, and never skimping on violent means to bloody ends. Kathrin is an active member of SFWA and HWA and lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. For updates on new releases, exclusive deals, and dark surprises you won’t find anywhere else, sign up to Kathrin’s newsletter at kathrinhutsonfiction.com/newsletter.

Feb 12, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Kathrin Hutson  about her latest book A Demon's Trade

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MARK LESLIE 

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

His first book, ONE HAND SCREAMING (2004) collected mostly previously published short stories and poetry along with a few original tales. His other fiction includes I, DEATH (2014), EVASION (2014) and A CANADIAN WEREWOLF IN NEW YORK (2016). Mark's dark fiction is often compared to "Twilight Zone" or "Black Mirror" in terms of style, exploring "what if" themes with contemporary settings that include speculative elements, gently skipping around the genres of sci-fi, horror and urban fantasy.

He is also the editor of the science fiction anthologies NORTH OF INFINITY II (2006), TESSERACTS SIXTEEN: PARNASSUS UNBOUND (2012) the horror anthology CAMPUS CHILLS (2009) as well as FICTION RIVER: EDITOR'S CHOICE (2017) and FICTION RIVER: FEEL THE FEAR (2017).

Feb 7, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Mark Leslie  about his latest book Fright Nights Big City 

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NICOLE FANNING 

Fantasy Author 

I'm an author, copywriter, wife and super proud dog mom to three rambunctious rescue dogs. I'm an old school romantic, with a proclivity for a little mischief.

With a background in marketing, and Human Resources, I've often found that the human element is by far the most colorful, complex and most interesting in the world.

As I child, I devoured every book I could get my hands on, and spent my free time writing fictional short-stories to share with my friends.

I suppose that was the reason I decided to write (and publish) my first book, Catalyst-Heart of the Inferno.

It's an action-romance about a dangerous mafia lord and his girl-next-door paramour. Written from both male and female perspectives, and with a few crazy twists and turns Catalyst certainly isn't your grandma's romance novel! I promise there is something for everyone

Jan 27, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Nicole Fanning  about her latest books Ignite

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MERCEDES LACKEY

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Mercedes Lackey is the acclaimed author of over fifty novels and many works of short fiction. In her "spare" time she is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. Mercedes lives in Oklahoma with her husband and frequent collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots.

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Dec 27, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Mercedes Lackey  about his latest books Briarheart

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W.L. HAWKIN

Fantasy Author 

I am a seeker and a mystic at heart, fascinated by language and mythology. I love prehistory, archaeology, myths, and magic. And like Sorcha O’Hallorhan, my Irish archaeologist in To Sleep with Stones, I long to travel back in time to experience cultures as they once were. Perhaps, that’s why I sent her, Estrada, and Dylan time-traveling back to Iron Age Ireland. Where they go, I go.

In this interview, Wendy discusses her book 'To Sleep with Stones' a murder mystery that features an archaeologist and a missing artifact that’s connected to the murder. I also did hands-on research on the Argyll peninsula that really changed the novel. I went to all the settings and have good Scottish stories. This story took off on its own and when I finished reading it I realized that homophobia affects at least four of the characters in Scotland in a big way. It became a theme in a way and actually affects the plot as well. 

Nov 22 , 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with W.L.Hawkin about her latest book To Sleep with Stones 

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JONATHAN BROOKS 

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Uniworld Online Trilogy Box Set and The Dungeon Fairy: Four Days are both now available on audiobook!

Core Establishment, the first book in my Dimensional Dungeon Cores series, is now available on eBook, paperback, and hardcover!

If you are interested in reading what I am currently writing, including what I have so far of my works in progress and even full unpublished books, become a Patron on my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/jonathanbrooksauthor

Nov 8, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Jonathan Brooks about his latest book Core Establishment

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JENNA GREENE

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

The Unclaimed Cities are not the idyllic setting Lexil, Finn, and Ceera thought it would be. This new land has challenges of its own – which they soon discover. When Lexil and Finn return to the Wastelands, they are accompanied by Kaylen, someone they can’t decide is a friend or foe. As they retrace their path, they meet up with old allies and enemies, and encounter other treachery embedded in the Wastelands. The trio are then forced to face their own assumptions, prejudices, and fears.
And in the end, to change her fate and alter the destiny of all other Reborns, Lexil must decide what she is willing to risk...
Of both herself and others.

Aug 4, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Jenna Greene about his latest books Renew (The Reborn Marks)

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ANNA J. WALNER

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Anna is the Award Winning Author of two fantasy series, The Enrovia Series, and The Uluru Legacy.
A mother and a published author, she finds time for her passion in the evenings. Growing up as an introvert she gravitated to the classics, and fantastic worlds as a means of escape.
Over time the urge to create her own stories took control.
You can find out more on her website: AnnaJWalner.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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July 21, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Anna J. Walner about her latest book Garkain: Book One of The Uluru Legacy Series

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GARRETT & KEVIN CONNOR

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Connor Judson Garrett is the author of the novel Falling Up in The City of Angels, the co-author of the Book Excellence Awards Finalist in the Young Adult genre Spellbound Under The Spanish Moss, along with several surrealist poetry books. Besides book writing, Garrett writes blogs, website copy, and content for major brands like SnackNation, ZipRecruiter, and Texas Pete. Kevin Garrett is a professional advertising photographer and writer, whose work has appeared in

July 19, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Connor & Kevin Garrett about their latest book Spellbound Under The Spanish Moss: A Southern Tale of Magic

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LIZ BUTCHER

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Liz Butcher resides in Australia, with her husband, daughter, and their three cats. She’s a self-confessed nerd with a BA in psychology and an insatiable fascination for learning.

 Liz has published a number of short stories in anthologies and released her own collection, After Dark, in 2018. her debut novel, Fates' Fury, released September 2019, followed by LeRoux Manor in 2020 (which was awarded gold in the Literary titan awards) and Never, Never in 2021. She's currently working on her next novel, Sunrise, and her first paranormal thrillers series.

June 30, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Liz Butcher about her latest books Never Never

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MILES CAMERON

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

A few words on Fantasy.  I wrote my first fantasy novel at 14; I promise you will never see it.  I have been a Fantasy reader since my mum read me ‘The Hobbit’ at age 5; I consume Fantasy novels the way some people eat chocolate.  Some of my favorites, and heavy influences on everything I write, and not just Fantasy:  The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien; The Worm Ourobouros, by E.R. Eddison; everything by Glen Cook; everything by Steven Erikson, CJ Cheryh, Larry Niven, David Pournelle, Lois McMaster Bujold, Steven Brust, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett.  And perhaps first, William Morris; The Red Knight owes a debt to all these books, but perhaps most to The Sundering Flood.

I have been a Fantasy reader since my mum read me ‘The Hobbit’ at age 5; I consume Fantasy novels the way some people eat chocolate.

I write Fantasy under the pen name Miles Cameron. I've written two series so far, Traitor Son Cycle and Masters & Mages, and plan to write more.

June 22, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Miles Cameron about his latest books Artifact Space

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KRISTI CHARISH

Fantasy Author 

Kristi is a scientist and science fiction/urban fantasy author who resides in Vancouver, Canada. Kristi writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists with the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix. She is also a co-host on the popular Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing Podcast.

The first installment in her debut urban fantasy series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Simon & Schuster) is out and available in bookstores and through online ebook retailers. The second in series, OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS, is out Jan 2016. Her second series, KINCAID STRANGE (Random House Canada), about a voodoo practioner living in Seattle, is out May 2016.

She received her BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and her PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.

June 2, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Kristi Charish about his latest books The Owl and the Tiger Thieves

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RICHARD PAOLINELLI

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author 

Richard began his writing journey as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon. His 20-year sports writing career was highlighted by the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story.

In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and returned to his fiction writing roots. Since then he has written seven novels, two non-fiction sports books, and has appeared in several anthologies including five Sherlock Holmes collections. He has won several awards and his novel, Escaping Infinity, was a 2017 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Sci-Fi novel.He is currently co-writing the six-novella Timeless series with his grandson, and offers exclusive content to premium subscribers to his blog as well as excellent free content to non-subscribers: www.scifiscribe.com

June 1, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Richard Paolinelli about his latest books Escaping Infinity

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V.S. HOLMES 

Fantasy Author 

V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the BLOOD OF TITANS series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the first book in their fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award in 2015 and a Literary Titan Gold in 2020. Travelers is also included in the Peregrine Moon Lander mission as part of the Writers on the Moon Time Capsule. In addition, they have published short fiction in several anthologies.

As a disabled and non-binary human, they work as an advocate and educator for representation in SFF worlds. When not writing, they work as a contract archaeologist throughout the northeastern U.S. They live in a Tiny House with their spouse, a fellow archaeologist, their not-so-tiny dog, and own too many books for such a small abode.

April 15, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with V.S. Holmes about their latest books Heretics

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SEBASTIEN CASTELL

Fantasy Author 

Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realized how much he actually hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor, and product strategist. His only defence against the charge of unbridled dilettantism is that he genuinely likes doing these things and that, in one way or another, each of these fields plays a role in his writing. He sternly resists the accusation of being a Renaissance Man in the hopes that more people will label him that way.

Sebastien's acclaimed swashbuckling fantasy series, The Greatcoats. was shortlisted for both the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy. the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut, the Prix Imaginales for Best Foreign Work, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His YA fantasy series, Spellslinger, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and is published in more than a dozen languages

April 13, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Sebatien Castell about his latest books Way of the Argosi

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W.L. HAWKIN

Urban Fantasy Author 

I love to travel to locations in my books to soak up the sensory landscape. In 2017, I climbed Croghan Hill in Ireland to survey the land my king will rule until he is ritually murdered in Hollystone Mystery Book Four — To Kill a King. That’s where this photograph was taken. I just finished writing that book and it will be published on March 21, 2021 to celebration Spring Equinox. 

I am a seeker and a mystic at heart, fascinated by language and mythology. I love prehistory, archaeology, myths, and magic. And like Sorcha O’Hallorhan, my Irish archaeologist in To Sleep with Stones, I long to travel back in time to experience cultures as they once were. Perhaps, that’s why I sent her, Estrada, and Dylan time-traveling back to Iron Age Ireland. Where they go, I go.

As a pagan, I’ve explored Wicca, Druidry, Mediumship, and Psychic Development. I’m a Tarot reader and energy healer. You’ll see shades and shadows of this in my books. The Hollystone Mysteries are based on a coven of witches who solve murders using ritual magic and a little help from the gods. But magic realism finds its way into everything I write because it’s how I live. 

April 12, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with H.W. Hawkin about her latest books To Kill a King

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IAN CADENA

Fantasy Author 

Ian Cadena started writing when he was a kid. Instead of paying attention in school he wrote out scripts to act out later with his action figures. Later, he discovered Dungeons & Dragons and as a Dungeon Master wrote out his own stories for his fellow players and gave them their own unique backgrounds and history.

He accomplished a degree in Theater and Writing. He is a Reiki Master and enthralled with all things mystic and paranormal. He possesses numerous tarot decks and has had at least one out-of-body experience... maybe two.

When he's not concocting a new story from his secret lair, he's brewing up some eats or drinks in his cauldron (kitchen).

Ian loves to stay in touch with his readers. Here is where you can conjure him up:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorIanCadena/
Twitter: @iancadenaAuthor
Website: iancadena.com

April 7, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Ian Cadena about his latest books The Nexus