Category: Interviews

Interview with Erin Lindsay McCabe

Interview with Erin Lindsay McCabe

Interview by Travis Starnes I took a peek at your bio and noticed this was the first historical fiction novel you have written. What brought you to write this genre? It took me a long time to realize it, but I have always been drawn toward historical fiction. I’ll read almost anything, but even as a kid, the ones I thought of as my favorites—Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, Goodnight Mr. Tom—all of them were historical. I’m fascinated by the Victorian and Edwardian periods in particular, I think because it’s right before the huge technological advances of the 20th century and yet it still feels very familiar in a lot of ways. I like that in historical fiction, there’s this distance that allows me to get out of my own experience and create characters who are different from me but who are grappling with issues that… Read more »

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Interview with John Gwynne

Interview with John Gwynne

Interview by Travis Starnes John Gwynne, author of the fantasy novel Malice and it’s upcoming sequel Valor, was nice enough to connect with me and agree to my request for an interview about his book and the rich world he created for it. One thing that I found interesting was that while this is an old school fantasy novel it isn’t in the wizards and orc school of fantasy that we see so often. What was your inspiration for the style of this? Did you intend for it be unique from the standard style of fantasy or was that just a coincidence? The short answer is that I tried to write something that I love, and I love reading fantasy and historical fiction, so I wanted Malice to reflect something of both those passions. I didn’t have a game plan with Malice, it started as a hobby, evolving from very… Read more »

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Interview with David Rollins

Interview with David Rollins

Interview by Travis Starnes David Rollins, the author of the Vin Cooper series and it’s latest installment Standoff, was kind enough to take the time and answer a few questions I had after reading his book. This is my first time reading a Vin Cooper story, but I didn’t feel like I missed much when reading Standoff. Did you try and make it easy for new readers to get into on purpose? If so, was it tough trying to both make him accessible for new readers and still play on earlier connections? The answer to your first question is yes. I recognize that many readers won’t start at the beginning so I put enough backstory into each book to make it a stand alone. Hopefully that backstory doesn’t drag and you get to know Cooper well enough to want to hang out with him for a while. It’s not helpful or… Read more »

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Interview with Ellen Larson

Interview with Ellen Larson

Interview by Travis Starnes I had the opportunity to connect with Ellen Larson and ask her son questions about her book In Retrospect.  I have to say I was a fan of hers just from reading this book but I am more so now that I have had a chance to talk to her.  She clearly loves to write and has a passion for her material that is heartening to see.  She mentioned after answering my questions that one of the reasons for writing a time travel story was the challenge of making the readers head explode from the “ah-ha” moment.  How can you not like a writer has that as a goal. She also sent a brief background of the world she created for In Retrospect.  I have included that at the bottom of the interview.  You can find the full text along with other information about the series www.inretrospectbook.com/backstory.html…. Read more »

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Interview with Colin Fulton

Interview with Colin Fulton

Interview by Travis Starnes I recently had a chance to talk to Colin Fulton about his book The Reichbank Robbery which I read and loved.  As I said in my review I am a big fan of historical fiction and this book was hitting on all cylinders.  It had action, intrigue, a very well researched historical backdrop and some interesting twists.  I was pleased when Colin reached out about my review and we had a chance to talk.  It gave me a chance to get some questions I was thinking about actually answered by the author as well as get a small peek into what Colin has coming up in the future.  I have to say I am excited about his future work. On a side note I was also happy that he is such a friendly and well-spoken guy.  There is always that chance when you meet the creator… Read more »

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