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After a little break to launch a book and deal with the occasional complexities of life, I’m back with a new episode of the Fantasy Author Lounge. And who have we got in the Lounge this month? It’s none other than New York Times bestselling author ANTHONY RYAN.
To celebrate the launch of his brand new epic: THE EMPIRE’S RUIN, we’ve got none other than Brian Staveley in the Fantasy Author Lounge this month!
Brian’s the Gemmell and r/Fantasy Stabby award-winning author behind the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. Brian was fascinating to speak to, especially regarding inspiration and writing style.
ALL THE THINGS are happening at the moment. It’s been so busy lately but loving all of the productivity and progress. In this live fb update, I fill you in on:
– the Forever King audiobook
– the Heavy Lies The Crown release date
– how to get the new book A MONTH EARLY
– my new shop
It’s a first for the Fantasy Author Lounge – we’ve got not one but TWO authors in the lounge. Clayton W. Snyder and Michael R. Fletcher have snuck past security and muscled their way in to talk about NORYLSKA GROANS, their new co-authored grim, noir fantasy with a strong, early 1900s Russia vibe.
BUSY BUSY BUSY.
Here’s a live update for you on all the busy stuff I’ve been doing in the past few weeks. Mainly writing, and lots of it. Find out when you can get your hands on Heavy Lies The Crown, Emaneska Hardcovers, and as usual, watch me give you all the gossip from the writing cave.
ALSO – I left my phone out in the sun while recording and it died just before the end 😀
*trumpet fanfare* Make way for Andrea Stewart! Andrea is this month’s guest on the Fantasy Author Lounge, and she’s here to drop some serious info bombs on:
– The Bone Shard Daughter & Drowning Empire Series
– how inspiration can strike in the form of a chicken bone
– and writing processes
Bambambambaaa. Another episode of Writing Fighting is here, and no, that isn’t a highland claymore! Today we talk 18th century swords, particularly two different types and what they were used for.
Christian gets his own-back on Aurora. Here’s how your character can fight with a sword against another person with a spear and a shields, which comes up a lot in fantasy and historical fight scenes.
A cat also features.
It’s Greek Week! More on worldbuilding this episode. Weapons have a lot to do with culture, either influencing or representing culture. If you’re writing about Greek mythology or Greek-inspired worlds, then here’s what you need to know about the weapons and fighting styles.
Live update from the balcony. Here’s what’s happened this year and what’s going down in march, such as:
– illustrated Emaneska hardbacks
– launching an NFT
– update on how the next books are coming along
After December’s book launch and the madness of new year, I’m back on top of the Fantasy Author Lounge Interviews. Our first guest for 2021 is the badass M.L. Spencer.