Yeah… What is the most difficult thing about being an author?Marketing. The market is so flooded these days that it is so hard to stand out and when I put in a bunch of effort, sometimes it still does not bring results. That, and it takes me away from the actual writing.Amen to that. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?Brandon Sanderson and Orson Scott Card of helping me think outside the fantasy and science fiction molds weâ€™ve all become used to.
Great! Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I really enjoyed the story of the first Canticle Kingdom book, but felt that there was a lot still left to be said and explained that did not fit in the original book. I think it fleshes out the original book in a wonderful way that makes the entire story arc richer.
What is the name of your new book?
Tell us more about it.
The Canticle Prelude is the title, and it is a series of stories that serve as a prequel to my Canticle Kingdom series. A â€œcanticleâ€ is just a fancy, older word for â€œsongâ€, and so a â€œpreludeâ€ it what comes before the song. It is just a little bit of word play. The story of the Canticle Kingdom follows the story of a kingdom inside of a music box, and this story tells of the people who made the box and how it came to be enchanted.
Sounds melodious. What genre does your book fall under?
My book is fantasy with a bit of historical fiction worked it. Part of it takes place in 1930-1940s Germany, and the other part takes place in a fantasy kingdom.
Great mix. What other books would you compared to?
Iâ€™m influenced by a bit of the Narnia books, but also things like Fablehaven.
Like booth series quite well. What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
I hope to instill in them a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world, and to inspire them to think that even seemingly normal people can do extraordinary. things, especially with the help of like-minded people.
Good goal. Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
The book came out through BigWorldNetwork, and started out as a serial story that came out over a number of months.
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