The Challenge Questions:
1. What are you currently working on?
I have several projects going right now! I’m prepping my sequel to Watcher for publication, I have a romantic comedy that I expect to publish next fall, and I am currently writing the final book in my Watcher of Anthelion fantasy series, as well as a sequel to my paranormal thriller, Hitchhiker.
For this hop, I’ll focus on Abomination, the sequel to Watcher. A seed of destruction is sprouting in Forest End, but the kingdom is in too much of an uproar trying to locate their missing princess to notice. Princess Willow has been kidnapped by the enemy. Her mother, the Fauna Queen known as Watcher, is the only one who can reach Luminar and rescue Willow before the winter snows come. While the queen finds a way to save her daughter, the princess is able to plant seeds of change in the enemy kingdom. But if Watcher doesn’t make it back in time to stop the abomination that has been growing in Forest End, Willow’s seeds will never take root.
2. How is this novel different from others in this genre?
I’ve kept my fantasy world fairly simple. You won’t find any made-up languages or a lot of mythical creatures. Only a few people possess magical abilities, ones that come in handy for trying to overtake or save the world. The result is a story that focuses on the characters, and they are a lively bunch.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I enjoy the escapism of fantasy, the creepiness of thrillers, and the laughter comedy provides. I write whatever I’m in the mood for, and it always revolves around the flawed characters I’ve had running around in my daydreams.
4. Writing Process:
I’m a “pantser,” as opposed to a “planner.” I get these characters going in my head, put them in a dramatic scene, and let them take it from there. It’s a wild ride, but in the end the plot always works itself out.
Abomination will be available next month. For a sneak peek at chapter one, CLICK HERE. The following are the buy links to my two published books:
Hitchhiker - A humorous paranormal thriller
Watcher - A fantasy novel
I’ve tagged C. Lee Brown & Susan Stec to continue this hop.
About Susan Stec:
"I've always been weird, even as a child. I might've been influenced by all those fairies and trolls living around Grandma's house. Today it probably has something to do with five crazy vamp-women, the fanged tyke, fairy, troll, werewolf, demon, ghosts, doppelgangers, and several sexy immortals living in my head.
In reality I live with my husband and my three King Charles Spaniels on 50 acres of woods, fields, and streams in upper Michigan; hunt deer with my Ruger or crossbow, paint watercolors, sculpture stained glass, and chase fairies with my dogs." ~~Susan
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead~~Oscar Wilde
Check out her books here:http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Stec/e/B004H6YF7M/ref=sr_tc_2_rm?qid=1398550324&sr=1-2-ent
Meet the characters--view the trailers & Check out her answers to these blog hop questions next week here:
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And now, about C. Lee Brown:C. Lee Brown, creator of Methanasia and Tales of the Bard, is a lover of all different sorts of secrets, myths, legends, and adventures. Born in Illinois, he was an only child. He had three children from his first marriage and is a proud grandfather of seven. Formerly a military veteran with over twenty years work in intelligence and a world traveler, he now resides just south of Savannah, Georgia. Lee worked in Law Enforcement as a Police Captain for several years after retiring from the Army; then went on to work for the Georgia Department of Labor as a Local Veterans Employment Representative, LVER, for over thirteen years. An active veteran, he co-founded a local American Legion Post in the late 90's as the first commander and also published documentaries as the historian. Twice retired, he now spends most of his time painting and writing.
Lee's answers to the blog hop questions are below:Thanks for joining me on this challenge, Lee. So tell me...
1. What are your current works in progress?Secret of the Druids - Book II in the Tales of the BardStoryhole 1 - A Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror anthology for 2014.
2. How is your work different from others in this genre?My work is defined by its perspective of the Bard. In my fantasystory, the storyteller takes an active part. Cable Hornman is seen asboth the storyteller and as the hero or main character. Unlike the feeble minstrels looked down upon in fantasy games, this "Bard" isan accomplished swordsman with magical powers to rival any mageor wizard in the realm.
3. Why do you write what you do?I do not write for profit. I write for family and friends in the hopes ofleaving them a legacy when I'm gone.
For a look at Lee's books, click here:www.amazon.com/C.-Lee-Brown/e/B004H3RLBW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1368078068&sr=1-2-ent