How Christopher Nuttall’s Fascination with the RN Paid Off

Christopher Nuttall is a rising star in the science fiction writing community. A highly successful self-published author he was recently picked up by Elsewhen Press, who have already published one of his books. His fascination with the Royal Navy, with many of his starships’ named after RN vessels, has led to a strong following from that community. I found Chris engaging, insightful and more than happy to answer a few questions for our readers. Chris, what was the first piece you had published, and where? Oh, a hard question <grin>.  The first book I published on Kindle was Patriotic Treason (a space opera I may revise one day), while the first professionally published book I had was The Royal Sorceress. Why the RN theme (as an ex-matelot I love it, by the...

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Susan Solomon releases ‘Dead Again’

Today I’m delighted to welcome back Susan Solomon. I’ve known Suzy for a while now and was delighted to learn that she has recently released a second Emlyn Goode novel, Dead Again – a follow-on to The Magic of Murder which I, for one, very much enjoyed. Suzy was more than pleased to spare some time for a quick chat, and to provide a taster of her new novel. As a writer, what was the first thing you ever wrote, and why? Leave it you, Mark, to ask the hardest question first. I can’t remember a time I wasn’t writing. Of course, at my age, it’s hard to remember that far back. I do recall creative writing classes in high school, but at that time I was focused more on poetry—song lyrics, actually. The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Stones, The Turtles, Dylan: In...

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Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger, by KC. Sprayberry

Allow me to introduce you to the wonderful Kathi Sprayberry, both a friend and writer of much standing. This interview proved to be an ideal chance for me to pick her brains, not only as a writer but also in her role as EIC (Editor-In-Chief) for Solstice Publishing Kathi, do you write in one field or many – and, if so, what are they? My books span from young adult to romance, western/historical to military, science fiction, fantasy and horror. I also do some faith-based stories. How did you feel when you told your friends and family about your first book being published? My family and friends breathed a huge sigh of relief. I’d been trying for years to get published, and then I discovered Solstice Publishing. How did I feel? Dancing on the roof comes close....

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A Harem Boy’s Saga, Continuing Tales from Bernard Foong

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome back Bernard Foong, a writer whose work I find both admirable and inspiring. Bernard’s words flow with the ease that comes from knowledge and experience, for these books reflect his very own adventures as a youth. His wonderfully descriptive prose quickly reveals what some may consider a myth, or life-style long gone. Yet these truly fascinating books reveal the truth of a world that lays completely hidden from the majority of us. Please do see addendum at the end, for superb news regarding developments regarding Bernard’s incredible saga. Hi Bernard, my first question is: How long have you been writing? Each volume/book in the series took approximately 18 months to write and I started writing A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir...

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‘Devlin’s Curse’, A Demonic Tale with a Bite by Brenda McKoy

When asked what inspired the paranormal novel ‘Devlin’s Curse’ Brenda had this to say: It was my love of Old West lore, magic, vampires and the living ghost town of Virginia City, Nevada. The characters for the story were first originally created in a previous screenplay I wrote, entitled Red Bluff then spun off to the novel Devlin’s Curse. The book tells the tale of Devlin Winter, gambler, gunfighter and vampire that comes to Virginia City to kill a demon that lives deep in a gold mine. His plans are shot to hell when the woman he loves, Esmeralda Jones, arrives in Virginia City and becomes the bait that draws him into a battle between a corrupt mine owner, a pack of desperate gunslingers and a Babylonia demon. Tell me about being a medium, when you found you...

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The ‘Karm Currents’ of Francene Stanley

A prolific author Francene is also known for her outstanding support or other writers, always willing to answer questions and advise. The title of her latest novel, released on 16th March this year, also depicts the calm, relaxed nature of this wonderful lady. Those of you who know me will be aware that I’ll grab at a chance to talk to authors, and today is no exception. Francene kindly gave me this interview, perfectly timed alongside the release of her latest book. Hi Francene, can you tell me where do you get your inspiration from, and in particular for this novel? My own life jolts my awareness. Every person I meet, and each situation I come across leads to thoughts. I wonder why events occur, how people for whom we feel kinship could be close even if we have...

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A.B. Funkhauser Discusses her Latest Novel, ‘Scooter Nation’

  Where do you get the inspiration for your writing, and what genres do you specialize in? It’s a very organic thing for me. The first two novels are the sum total of a lifetime of adult observations looking for a place to land. Cocktail party chit chat, arcane one liners, off the cuff toast making. Here and there, someone would say “you should write that down” and I’d smile and think, Where? How? Then it all came together about six years ago. The “where” of it was the first novel; the “how” of it: the characters. The third novel (WIP SHELL GAME) and the inspiration behind it speaks as much about genre than anything. I never sit down with the idea that I’ll write a comedy or paranormal or romance that day. Rather, something strikes me and after a lot of...

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