194 reviews on Amazon!

My first book now has hit a huge achievement! Six reviews away from the big 200! Being an indie author it has shown me that you can write stories, and then have people want to read them! My best friend in Nebraska is reading the first book in paperback, and loving it!


Prince Liam of Derzeli believes differently in what honor means. King Breen, Liam’s father, and Cullen, Liam’s brother, believe that real greatness is achieved once they slay a dragon. Liam thinks that dragons are majestic and do not deserve to die. King Breen, Liam’s father, brings Liam along on an expedition to slay a dragon. On one of the nights of the journey, Liam rescued a dragon’s egg. Liam decides to care for it, and it hatches on Liam’s birthday. Tragedy strikes, which leads to Liam having to leave Derzeli, and Liam goes on the run with the help of Ella, the dragon. Ella helps him escape and runs to a barren wasteland, where he saw himself to becoming a hermit for the rest of his life. But due to an event happening with the help of a new friend and a childhood friend, Liam has no choice but to return home. He has to decide to run away from his destiny, or embrace it, the chance of a king.

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Author Interview: Bruce Nesmith


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092CJPX2Q?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_0&storeType=ebooks

1) What inspired you to write? I’ve spent my career making fantasy and science fiction
video games and roleplaying games. I have a love of making stories and finally got to a point
in life where I could sit down and actually write for myself. I’ve had the idea for this trilogy
floating around in my head for quite a while, banging at the inside of my skull demanding to
be let out.

2) Are you a reader? What are some of your favorites? I’m an avid reader with far too
many books in my library. I’m reading Adrian Tchaikovsky right now. He’s very imaginative
and writes in both fantasy and science fiction. His ideas challenge me, which isn’t always the
case in imaginative fiction. I also love Seanan McGuire, Roger Zelazny, Iain Banks, Holly
Black, Terry Pratchett (who doesn’t) and Alastair Reynolds.

3) What is your newest work, and what is going to happen in the future? My current series
is contemporary fantasy featuring Loki as a stage magician in the modern-day Chicago suburbs. The
first two books, Mischief Maker and Odin’s Escape, are available on Amazone. Loki is hiding out there
from the other Norse gods, but gets drawn back into the Nine Realms when someone tried to murder
him. Although I researched Norse mythology and culture heavily, I’ve given it a fresh take with some
fun twists. The Nine Realms themselves are a magic place, but the gods are just people that have
special abilities, and the dwarves are steampunk. Part of Loki’s journey is trying to decide what is
means to be a god in a modern world, or if there even is such a thing.
With Ymir’s Return, the third book of the trilogy due out in late March, I have some ideas for science
fictions stories that I’d like to try.

4) Do you have advice or tips for Indie Authors? Build good habits. Write on a regular
schedule, whatever it is that works for you. Get in the habit of soliciting feedback and listening
to it. Get in the habit of reading in your genre. Build these habits and you can accomplish your

5) What influenced you as a writer? What didn’t? There are so many amazing books,
movies, graphic novels, video games, and roleplaying games out there. From my years
working at TSR writing Dungeons & Dragons adventures, I learned to embrace flexible story
telling. From my work at lead designer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I learned to weave
multiple story threads together. A life time of reading science fiction, fantasy, and comics
taught me how to let loose your creativity.

Author Interview: Nathan Rudolph



1) What inspired you to write?
It’s the deepest passion in my heart, so it’s more a matter of needing to write than being
inspired to write. I enjoy it of course, but it’s a quiet itch that never stops. Sometimes, it’s not so
quiet. The urge is always there, then, and it’s only waiting for time to do it. In that context, ideas
are constantly sparking in my brain. It could be something somebody said, an existential question
I ask myself, some movie that did a crappy job of delivering its plot such that I wanted to do
better. On and on the possibilities go.
Since there’s no lack of digital storage (at least for text), I have piled up hundreds of
different story and book ideas that are just waiting.
2) Are you a reader? What are some of your favorites?
Fantasy and science fiction are my go-to categories. I’m working through a delicious
series by Brandon Sanderson called The Stormlight Archive. It’s the fourth book, and each novel
is wonderfully long. Thus, I’ve been in this storyline for a long time now. C. S. Lewis is always a
favorite. I really enjoyed Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I read an amazing biography called
Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas. There are too many! We’ll just start there for now.
3) What is your newest work, and what is going to happen in the future?
The newest thing in progress is my Patreon story. Today (February 2), I posted the first
chapter for patrons. It’ll be available to the public in about a week. It’s reminiscent of a choose-
your-own-adventure story but only just. I set it up so that patrons could vote on events
throughout the tale and have their choices implemented in upcoming chapters. There are a couple
other layers that higher tiers can influence. Overall, I think it’s going to be an innovative way to
experience a story.
4) Do you have advice or tips for Indie Authors?
Keep at it. The sun will rise and set. Peace will ebb and flow. You may or may not get
support. Inspiration is fickle. Despite all this, you will be more plagued in your spirit if you
continue finding excuses not to write than if you had just written and been rejected.
Also, let go of the need to be validated in your writing. If people like it, splendid. If you
can get published, awesome. If you make some money off it, glorious. However, write for
yourself first. Write just to relieve the mental pressure your brain keeps creating in the effort to
destroy itself.
Also, work harder. Poetic license is never an excuse to be sloppy or lazy. It’s horrible
trying to find the balance between rigor and flow, but you can assume that either extreme is bad
news. Just because you’re trying to find freedom, it doesn’t mean you should abandon grammar
Also, be more vulnerable. Writing is not a safe thing. We shouldn’t write to protect our
feelings. Among many reasons, we should write simply to practice being vulnerable with
ourselves—and possibly with others. We humans like to hide from each other and ourselves.

Writing, even fiction writing, is the practice of being seen, being exposed. Let your hurts spill
into your stories. It’ll make them that much truer.
5) What influenced you as a writer?
It started with my father. He’s been a scholar my whole life, so I gleaned a love of
reading and writing from him at a very young age. It was so long ago! I was grounded one
afternoon for something I don’t remember. I had to sit in his office as he was working. I think I
was allowed to read or something like that. I know I was technically grounded, but I only
remember the calming experience that it was. He gave off this quiet, intense, studious vibe that I
love so much, and I try to channel that same aura.
The next two key influences were English teachers in high school. One of my favorite
memories from Mr. Homeyer’s class was the daily quotation. He would post some adage on a
little sideboard that we’d discuss at the beginning of every class. Usually, it would just help us
spark our brains. Sometimes, he would allow the whole class period to pass discussing it. It
fostered in me a love of depth, of searching for truth and richness.
Mr. Yonan would usually start class by giving us commonly confused words. There were
so many, but the only pair I distinctly remember was “affect” and “effect.” The man was
imaginative and passionate, but he was also rigorous. He fostered in me a love of precision and
accuracy in my writing.
There was a professor in my early college life. I’m ashamed that I don’t remember her
name! She gave the class so many creative prompts. She taught me that absolutely anything can
spark one’s writing.
Another professor, Dr. Boyer (whose name I remember only through searching old, old
documents), compounded my appreciation for crisp work. As part of his syllabus, he included a
page about the importance of quality grammar. He lists many of the common errors that writers
tend to make. He says, “If the reader’s attention is distracted by any of these things, then the
content is more difficult to see, which means that your paper fails to communicate its content,
fails to do the very thing it is designed to do.” Despite all the talk out there about the differences
between syntax and story, I believe that my syntax is part of my stories. I want to write quality
stories, so I pursue quality syntax.
There are so many other wonderful people who have helped me develop as a writer. I
wish I could list them all. With my scatterbrained memory, I wish I could remember them all!
C’est la vie. I am thankful.

Newest creation


I am working on my newest work wont be done for a while. I have a book i plan on publishing this year but this one is a new idea and I love it. It is going to be amazimg. It will br about an earlier ruler of Derzeli: Moran The Brave. Details to come. #booktok#bookishtiktok#amazon #indieauthor #fantasybooktok#ellabysamanthaevans #friendship#princetoking#goodvsevil #indiefantasyrecommendations #newest #idea #writingabookfinally

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