This week’s #SPFBO Author Interview is with Kelly Stock. Kelly is a multitasking mum, wife, colleague, friend, daughter, sister and lastly, but no means least writer. Her love of writing started when she began her Creative Writing degree at North London University in 1999. She hasn’t always wanted to be a writer, her first job of choice was a vet, but that dream died when she realised she was allergic to most small furry animals. But, she has always loved to read, and that’s
This week’s #SPFBO Author Interview is with M.L. Spencer. M.L. Spencer grew up on the works of Steven R. Donaldson, Stephen King and Frank Herbert. She wrote her first novel-length manuscript at thirteen. Her debut novel Darkmage won the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Fantasy. She was also awarded 1st Place Prose in in the San Bernardino County Writing Celebration.
Ms. Spencer lives in Southern California. By day she works as a biology teacher; by night she sweats ove
In May, I stumbled across a competition for indie authors hosted by grimdark fantasy guru, Mark Lawerence. The Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog Off has 300 authors competing for the coveted bragging rights of being the #spfbo champion. Ten bloggers judge the book entries, narrowing it down to the top ten, and then finally the ONE! On a whim, I decided to enter The Snow White Files. As an indie author, any exposure is good, and I planned on making new connections with the other en
This week, I am interviewing S.J. Lem, author of Waterfall Traveler, who writes Young Adult Fantasy. Her debut novel, The Waterfall Traveler, is available for pre-order and will be released April 19, 2017. What are common traps for aspiring writers? I can't speak for all, but I had two: self-doubt and procrastination. The latter is probably a symptom of the first. So many times I thought my writing was terrible and worried that people wouldn't like my novel. But I wanted to w
This month's interview is with Stella Brians, author of The Hidden World of Wysteria Series. Stella Brians is an author who writes Metaphysical Fantasy, poetry, and fiction. She is also an illustrator. Stella loves writing, sketching, reading, and animals. She grew up in New England, and went to the Norwich Free Academy where she studied Art and English. Her favorite bands are The Cure, Iron Maiden, and My Chemical Romance. She has also been a longtime fan of The Beatles, an
Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic. An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their