What does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017?

What does it take to become a published author? Or, more specifically, what does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017? In a roundabout way, this is the big question I asked five traditionally-published, fantasy debut (in 2017) authors in a recent interview mini-series. More than a few things stood out for me … Continue reading What does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017?

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Stephens

The final day, that's right day 5, of this mini-series on producing a ‘2017 traditionally-published fantasy debut.' First off, high five to myself, as I managed to remember the tagline without checking back to correct it (though I typed that sentence first, and there was a nervous moment of checking just to make sure). Before I introduce the … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Stephens

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with RJ Barker

Day 4 of the ‘2017 traditionally-published fantasy debut authors’ interview series, and I almost, ALMOST managed to type that for memory. But the first time I typed it I actually wrote day 3, and had to go get another coffee before I messed up the year (oh yeah, I'd also put 2016). So, a quick recap thus … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with RJ Barker

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Ed McDonald

Day 3 of the '2017 traditionally-published fantasy debut authors' interview series, and that tongue-twister of a tagline is still not getting any easier to say/type, let alone remember! After setting the pace with Nicholas Eames on day 1, and hot on the heels of Anna Smith-Spark on day 2, today, I've invited Ed McDonald to talk about … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Ed McDonald

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark

Following on from my interview with Nicholas Eames yesterday, I've invited Anna Smith-Spark to talk about the 'production' behind her fantasy debut 'The Court of Broken Knives', book one of 'The Empires of Dust' series. Anna's already making a name for herself amongst the fantasy community, and her novel, pitched as a favourite for fans … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Nicholas Eames

2017 is set to be the year for traditionally-published fantasy debut novels, in recent times (say that five times fast!). That's not to knock 2016, 15, 14...though 2016 has a lot to answer for, but for entirely different reasons not linked to fantasy novels; unless there's some really weird butterfly effect going on here, and somehow … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Nicholas Eames