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Author interview: Deborah Jarvis

1) What inspired you to write?
My mother was an English teacher, like myself, and she was always giving me books as child.
I developed a love or reading from there and it naturally progressed to writing. At this point,
the reasons why I decided to write The Crystal Pawn and The Ivory Queen – which used to
be all one book titled The Ivory Queen, but it was too big – are lost entirely to 35 years of
history, but they survived all that time, and have emerged stronger than ever.
2) Are you a reader? What are some of your favorites?
Absolutely! I love The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, American Gods by Neil Gaiman,
Mythago Woods by Robert Holdstock, The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr., and
the Mercedes Thompson books by Patricia Briggs.
3) What is your newest work, and what is going to happen in the future?
The Ivory Queen is the most recent work, and it is book two of The Keyralithian Chronicles. It
continues the story of Deirdre Hawes and her companions as they head across the desert
and into the southern jungle in hopes of finding the long-vanished dragons in order to ask that
they help defeat an invading army. I will be publishing a non-connected novel titled Wolves
Running in September. Book three of The Keyralithian Chronicles is in process and will be
worked on over the next year until it is finished.
4) Do you have advice or tips for Indie Authors?
Don’t give up, no matter what. Keep going, even if it is just one small thing a day. Don’t stop
moving forward.
5) What influenced you as a writer?
I read a lot of fantastic novels by great writers when I was younger. Authors like Charles De
Lint, Peter S, Beagle, and J. R. R. Tolkien were hugely influential on me as a writer. I wanted
to tell stories too, and so I started writing in my teens and never looked back!

Author: Amanda Muratoff

1) What inspired you to write? 

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and when I met my coauthor, Kayla Hansen, online, we hit it off. We got started twenty years ago with these stories, though we only started writing them in book format in 2019. Our characters evolved over the years until we finally started publishing the stories. 

2) Are you a reader? What are some of your favorites?

I wish I read more than I do! But it’s hard to find the time between being a mom and an author. I love books with elements of romance in them. As long as it’s well written, I enjoy anything that has a love story in it. 

3) What is your newest work, and what is going to happen in the future?

My most recent release is Axiom of the Queen’s Arrow, book 10 in the Pantracia Chronicles. Though, I recommend reading the first 9 books before this one, of course. I can’t give a full presentation, as spoilers, but we see some crucial moments in this book and really epic scenes. It’s one of the best, and we loved writing it! There will be three more books to finish the main series. 🙂

4) Do you have advice or tips for Indie Authors?


Slow down. Enjoy the process, and make sure you do it right from the start. You save a lot of grief and cash if you do your research about marketing before ever spending a dime. 

5) What influenced you as a writer?

Kayla did a lot, since we grew up constantly writing together. My highschool english teacher, Mr. McKeller, always encouraged me to write, along with a few professors in university. Their words always stayed with me.

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Author Interview: Adam Fleming

1) What inspired you to write? My mission in life, whatever I do, is inspired by the idea that every person on the planet ought to have one good friend, someone who doesn’t judge them. I’ve been a friend to lots of people, and as a leadership coach I have also trained dozens of coaches because the idea of not judging is a big part of that. But I believe that a great book can also be like a friend, and so I hope that my stories give people a sense of friendship. The first author I knew who inspired me was the late Rich Foss, he only published one novel, Jonas and Sally. It’s out of print but I respect it so much that I even sell copies of his book through my website.

2) Are you a reader? What are some of your favorites? Of course, I think all novelists need to be readers. Some of my favorite books/ writers are Huck Finn / Mark Twain, stuff by Kurt Vonnegut, and Garrison Keillor, basically I like satirical work more than almost anything. I also read a good deal in philosophy, from very old books like the Tao Te Ching and the Bible to modern stuff like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Black Swan and Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

3) What is your newest work, and what is going to happen in the future? I recently completed the Satchel Pong Chronicles, a five book series of steampunk fantasy, it’s not terribly dark, more lighthearted and satirical, and in the future I have a lot coming up. I have a book on my recent journey on the Camino de Santiago in Portugal and Spain, this is a nonfiction book. I am working on the audiobooks for the Stetson Jeff Adventures books 1 to 3, and then I’ll be completing books 4-6 (Stetson Jeff is a cross between Chuck Norris and Forrest Gump, hilarious stuff I co-wrote with Justin Fike) and I have some other stuff I’m working on.

4) Do you have advice or tips for Indie Authors? Don’t expect the first book to be a huge hit or to make all your money by selling books overnight. That can happen but it is super rare. Play the long game. You need to publish 20 or 30 books. I used to have a goal of writing ten books. Right now, I have 12 out and a lifetime goal of 25. I’ll need to raise that goal in just a few years.

5) What influenced you as a writer?

        Travel. When I was 13 we left the cornfields of Illinois and our family ended up in central Congo for a year. Smack dab in the middle of Africa in a village called Wembo Nyama. Google that and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve lived in Ivory Coast, France and Egypt too. I have now visited at least 21 nations and territories. Within the past 5 months I visited Portugal, Spain and Belize.

 I believe that besides reading, travel is the best thing a writer can do to expand their potential as a writer. But it isn’t about take cruises or seeing the stuff all tourists see. You have to get off the beaten path. You need to learn other languages, because languages include systems of thinking. You need to understand other cultures. You need to have experiences where you have to communicate with your hands and facial expressions just to get something to eat. You need to experience getting things to eat that you didn’t expect. Try food you never tried before. In Belize, just a few weeks ago, I had my first experience with iguana meat. Hm. Ok. Tastes like chicken, they say, but I’d say more like alligator. 

Traveling to other cultures also gives me a different perspective on how the rest of the world sees America. You need to have more than one perspective. It helps you develop a Theory of Mind, empathy, putting yourself in other people’s shoes. Without that ability you can only write flat characters, it’s all going to be cardboard cutouts mimicking other writers’ characters. 

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