Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Wayne Farrugia has been writing since his early childhood. He loves to create new worlds and diverse characters – and he’s certainly done that with his series: The Valadin. Volumes 1 and 2 are out now, and Volume 3 won’t be far behind it! I was lucky enough to get early copies of all three volumes to proofread, and now Wayne has agreed to answer my rambling questions. You can check out my review of the first two volumes here.
Rose English kindly agreed to an interview and this was supposed to be published some weeks ago, so for the delay – I’m very sorry Rose! Everyone should go out and buy her books to make up for it…or because they are great books! Rose is an author who weaves romance and magic into her stories and they are well worth a read. Check out my review of The Magic of Grandfather Time.
Sherri A. Wingler lives and works in Indiana with her husband and an array of pets (from her website: “many rescued kitty cats, two geriatric dogs, and a co-dependent Shih-Tzu named Spanky!”) She is the author of the amazing Immortal Sorrows series (check out my review for Wings of Darkness here, and stay tuned for my review of Wings of Shadow next week!)
Do you remember when you first discovered your love for writing? What inspires you to write?
Oddly enough, I didn’t discover a love of reading till I was about 8 years old. Once I did, though, I drank the Kool-Aid! By 11 or 12 I was convinced writing was the thing I had to do. I think most writers know by the time they’re teenagers. I spent several years teaching myself the mechanics of writing before I attempted it. Way back in the day there was no internet so I had to look everything up at the library. I taught myself to type over summer vacation one year. I got a subscription to “Writer’s Digest” magazine when I was 13 and it was my prized possession.
Elaine Chissick is a Yorkshire-born, cat-loving, romance-writing author who is currently working on her third book. Her first, Willing and Able, is a true story of the adoption process. Her second book, Ties That Bind, is an erotic/romantic fiction (see the post before this one for my review!). She is currently working on her third book, Ties That Harm. She kindly let me pick her brain about a thing or two!
This month’s reader interview was with Svein Klunderud, who I met through the Facebook group The Cwts @ Reading Addicts (they have a great website, by the way – well worth a nosey if you like books). He agreed to answer some of my questions about his reading habits. Enjoy!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a 37 year old from Bergen Norway. My interests beside books are movies, tv-series, and my dog and two cats. I also enjoy long walks in the mountains around Bergen.
Tanya Jones is a busy little bee. According to her website, she is the Publisher of the Gateway Gazette digital media, a freelance writer, a YA fantasy author, and winner of the Royal Canadian Legion Media Award; and from what I know of her, she’s highly active on Facebook and Twitter too – always talking to fans and offering help to other authors. Her debut novel, Dreams of Beautiful Whisper, was released earlier this year and is available in paperback and e-book. The book has received some great reviews (mine included), and it’s the first in The Elves of Eytherfel series. The second book, Whisper’s Beautiful Song, is expected to be released early 2016 – and I for one am excited!
South African born Jo is a funny fellow. Funny in the positive sense, I mean – funny ‘haha’ not funny ‘odd’. He has written several fantastic books about everything from self-publishing and recycling to sci-fi and political comedies. His non-fiction includes: The Book of Life, Recycled Thoughts, and PIY: Publish it Yourself. He writes fiction under the name Jo Roderick and his books include: Six for Seven and Aeonosphere. He is currently working on his third novel, a rom-com called Bermuda Phoenix.
For the first reader interview, meet Anna. She’s a keen reader and lover all things bookish (including this blog)! She also happens to be my wonderful and supportive mother, who, with little persuasion, agreed to be my guinea pig in this interview experiment! She told me all about what she loves and hates about books. Enjoy!
Interviews are going to become a bi-monthly feature here on Authordom and not just author interviews either – we’ll have reader interviews too! Reading books, writing books, and writing about books are some of my favourite ways to pass the time but listening to other people talk about books can be just as exciting! That’s why I’ve decided to do one author interview and one reader interview each month. They’ll be light, they’ll be fun, but they’ll be interesting and informative too. This is what you can expect and how you can get involved: