Illuminating the Process
Learn what it takes to write and publish from authors and querying writers.
Follow your next favorite writer!
If you’re a writer, or want to start, I hope you can gain some useful writerly insight!
If you’re a reader, I hope you discover interesting works to look forward to!
William Joseph Hill, Sci-fi/action author of CYBER FIGHTER, adapted from his original feature film screenplay From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I actually began writing stories in second grade, writing my own sci-fi stories inspired by my favorite TV show Space: 1999. Most of my elementary school stories dealt… Continue reading Author Interview: William Joseph Hill, Sci-fi/Action
Hello! My name is Emily Ruhl, and I am the author of The Bonds Between Us. This is my debut novel, and the first book in the planned Web of Wyrd trilogy. The Bonds Between Us primarily falls into the genres of romance and fantasy, and although I love writing in these genres (and hope… Continue reading Author Interview: Emily Ruhl, Fantasy/Romance
I’m Paul DeStefano, and I write Dark Fantasy. Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession is the first book of the Riftsiders Series and release 4/18/22. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I’ve been writing as long as I can remember, but professional fantasy writing started in 2004. That was when I was… Continue reading Author Interview: Paul A. DeStefano, Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance/ Dark Fantasy
Roger Stark Historical Romance, WW2, Biography, Creative Non-fiction, Author of: They Called Him Marvin From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: Several years ago while working as an Addiction Counselor I wrote two how-to books on recovery. I ended up self publishing them and have had a modest amount… Continue reading Author Interview: Roger Stark, Historical Romance/ Biography/ Creative Non-fiction
I’m currently writing under my true name, Angela D. Shelton in the Christian Fiction, Young Adult genres. In March, I published Collapse: The Death of Friendship with Two Oaks Publishing, LLC. The second book in the series, Collapse: The Death of Honor should be out by June. From Planning to Published When did you start… Continue reading Author Interview: Angela D Shelton, Christian/Young Adult
Lindsay Payne is the author of Children’s picture books and chapter books, non-fiction, and fiction which is her favorite to write. Red Shoes & Wine is published, 99 Red Balloons is in the editing phase and will hopefully be available on Amazon end of February 2022, and she will commence writing The Red Butterfly in… Continue reading Author Interview: Lindsay Payne, Children’s/Fiction/Non-fiction
My main genre is supernatural thrillers. My most recent book is Raven’s Temple, published in January 2022, about a serial killer who belongs to a cult that promises immortality. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I began writing seriously in 2011. I had a rough story idea loosely based… Continue reading Author Interview: R. W. Harrison, Supernatural Thrillers
I’m Freya Pickard, a Fantasy Author, who’s recently published Fire Daughter. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: Stories have always bubbled up inside me and have to be written out. I enjoy the telling of stories and enjoy telling others my stories. I’ve found that if I don’t write,… Continue reading Author Interview: Freya Pickard, Fantasy
My name is Matt Holmes (Pen Name: Matthew J Holmes) and I write non-fiction books around the topic of advertising for self published authors. My most recent book is The 7 Day Authors Guide To Facebook Ads. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? I have been writing blog posts about… Continue reading Author Interview: Matt Holmes, Non-Fiction
Hi! I’m Megan Lally, I’m a young adult author who specializes in psychological thriller and horror— all the creepy things that go bump in the night. I’m represented by Mandy Hubbard, at ECLA, and we’re working on edits of my latest manuscript right now, actually. It’s a YA thriller about a girl who wakes up… Continue reading Author Interview: Megan Lally, Psychological Thriller & Horror
Erin is currently on submission with The Blood Farm and working on a new book called The Blinder. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: Like many writers, I’ve been interested in stories since childhood, but I started “seriously” writing about eight years ago How long did it take you… Continue reading Author Interview: Erin Simpson, YA Science Fiction Fantasy
My name is Milan and I write fantasy. I’m currently getting ready to query End of Oblivion, a story full of magic, spaceships, and confrontations with inner demons. Currently I’m trying to find the time to bring another idea to life called And Her Name Is Fury, where Fury has a kill list and the… Continue reading Author Interview: Milan Oodiah, Fantasy
Hiya! My name is Angela Amberden and I am currently knee deep in the editing mud of my first novel. It is a story about two young women, separated by time but connected by so much more that discover that learning where you’re from, who you are and where you’re going can be magical.… Continue reading Author Interview: Angela Amberden, YA Fantasy
Hi! I’m Amber Clement and I write YA and MG fantasy. I’m currently querying my upper MG fantasy about magical girls. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: Back in elementary school, I loved creative writing assignments. I could never get enough of them, but every time, my story idea… Continue reading Author Interview: Amber Clement, YA and MG Fantasy
Hello! I go by Nina Castle, and I write mostly YA urban fantasy (always with a focus on amour.) I am working on my BOUND BY BLOOD series, in which the love between a fairy girl and human Hunter forces them to reevaluate the legal system which subjugates the fay—and their roles within it. Think… Continue reading Author Interview: Nina Castle, YA Urban Fantasy
Hi everyone! I’m Raven Eckman, book editor and author. My debut novel, entitled Shadowspeak, comes out February 23, 2021. I predominately write Dark Fantasy. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I started writing after I read Twilight and wanted something more, something that reflected my thoughts on vampires and… Continue reading Author Interview: Raven Eckman, Dark Fantasy
In writing circles, I go by Nicholas P. Adams. I typically write SciFi, but I dabble in high fantasy. My most recent published work is an anthology I co-edited with my critique group and my current WIP is a futuristic SciFi Thriller/Mystery. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I… Continue reading Author Interview: Nicholas P. Adams, Sci-fi, Fantasy
My name’s Joshua Loveday. I write literary and upmarket contemporary novels and short stories, as well as the occasional poem. I’m in the beta-reading stage of a character-driven upmarket contemporary novel in which an alcoholic wife must choose between finding sobriety and dealing with her husband’s Alzheimer’s or continuing to drink and miss out on… Continue reading Author Interview: Joshua Loveday, Literary, Contemporary, & Poetry
My name is Laura A. Barton, and I write a mix of fiction and non-fiction. I used to consider myself strictly a fantasy author, and, while the novel that has taken up the bulk of my life is fantasy, I wouldn’t consider myself exclusively a fantasy writer anymore. At this point, I like telling stories.… Continue reading Author Interview: Laura A. Barton, Fiction & Nonfiction
My name is Erynn Crittenden, and my main genre is poetry that explores the darker sides of our nature, though I also dabble in flash fiction, short stories, and professional articles. My poetry collection, By the Bones, is full of monsters and madness. It was recently released and is available on Lulu, Amazon, and Barnes… Continue reading Author Interview: Erynn Crittenden, Poetry
I am B.B. Reed, a fantasy/mystery author, and my most recent publication was DEMON EYE, book 1 of the Blood Witch Saga. Book 2 is currently in editing and forecasted for release in mid-2021! From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I started writing fantasy in middle school after getting… Continue reading Author Interview: B.B. Reed, Fantasy/Mystery
I’m starting a new blog that’s will be filled with interviews from wonderful people who are at different stages in the process of writing and publishing. I want to help the world find out about them and their amazing content. I also hope we can learn from each other. Reading the stories of what others… Continue reading Upcoming Author Interviews