For this week's blog post, I thought I'd share some of my research. For A Sea of Broken Glass, I had fun researching weapons. This flintlock fantasy is set in a world where turn-of-the-century technology mixes with magic. It has a bit of a wild west feel but with flintlock pistols as opposed to the more commonly known Colt or Smith & Wesson revolvers. My weapon of choice for this novel (beyond some really cool magic) is the Lorenzoni Repeating Flintlock Pistol. Thank you to
This week’s #SPFBO Author Interview is with Aaron Cross. According to family lore, Aaron learned how to read (or knew, actually) at the ripe age of two years old and proceeded to devour - figuratively, of course - every book he could get his hands on like a literary toddler-aged Galactus. He continued to read and expanded his reach to writing when he was in middle school, creating a piece of work that makes him physically upset any time he reads it. Seriously, the 'working' t
This week’s #SPFBO Author Interview is with E.M. (Elisabeth) Hamill. She writes adult science fiction and fantasy somewhere in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas. A nurse by day, wordsmith by night, she is happy to give her geeky imagination free reign and has sworn never to grow up and get boring. Her critically acclaimed science fiction novel DALÍ was released in 2017.
Frequently under the influence of caffeinated beverages, she also writes as Elisabeth Hamill for young
This week’s #SPFO Author Interview is with Matthew Olney. Matthew lives in Bristol in the South West of England with his wife, Chloe. By day, he works as a copywriter for an international company, but at night he writes novels. Author of the epic Sundered Crown Saga and the Empowered Ones series. Why did you enter #spfbo? I entered last years competition with my first attempt at fantasy writing in the form of Heir to the Sundered Crown. It didn’t get very far so this time I e
This week’s #SPFBO Author Interview is with William C. Tracy. He is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has a master’s in mechanical engineering and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has also trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003 and runs his own dojo. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer. In his spare time, he wrangles three cats. He and his wife enjoy putting their pets