Interviewed – by Altered Instincts
Altered Instincts aka author Leo McBride recently interviewed me following the recent release of Caverns of the Deep .and also Wolf Scout, in the Inklings Press latest anthology, Tales of Magic and Destiny. He asked some great questions.
What inspired the story [Caverns of the Deep]?
The first book in the series – Heart of the Mountain – which started as a short story on the theme glimpses of light (for the Glimpses of Light anthology). I set the story in an underground realm in which the power and lights were failing. But, as often happens to me, the story grew too long, so I submitted another story instead (Ruhanna’s Flight). Heart of the Mountain became a short novella which birthed the Under the Mountain series.
As a writer, have you ever had a character grow to be a much bigger part of the story than you expected? Who was the character and what was it about them that made them emerge from the sidelights?
Yes. Dinnis in Akrad’s Children started off as a side-kick to Mannok. I loved his snarky, cynical view on life and, as the story developed, his wrenching back-story, difficult circumstances and motivations gave him a strong presence, until it became obvious that the first book in the series was, in fact, his story.
What are your favourite genres to read – and what is it about those genres that draws you in?
Rogue Skies Book Fair
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Did you enjoy Akrad’s Children? Having completed the Under the Mountain series – my focus has shifted to the Akrad’s Legacy series. I’m actively ending Rasel’s Song, book 2 in the series. I’m hoping to have it finished and published before the end of the year – with more adventures for Dinnis, Mannok and Rasel. So watch this space.
Enjoy the read,