"I'd love for you to check out Dawn of the Knight I - Xeltian Invitation. It's a 560 page fantasy novel available on the Kindle, and hopefully it will be in print soon!"
Give us a one sentence synopsis.
"As a heart-twisting plague washes across the three regions, Egon Skysong becomes the only one willing to oppose the immortal Xeltian Knight."
Who are the main characters and who would you like to see portray them in a movie?
"The main characters are Egon, Aewulf, and Adela. To describe them briefly, Egon is a boy who leaves the remote fishing nation of Catalene in search of the knight's title; the only way he can fulfil the final promise he made to his father. He struggles to fit in, and this forms the core of his sometimes comical struggles. Aewulf may seem like a foolish Elf, and that's because he is; but deep inside he struggles with a past he cannot recall. Finally, Adela is the princess of Hemford, but she is forced to abandon this life early on and learn to relax her stubborn, quick-tempered personality.
As far as who they would be portrayed by, I really wouldn't know! I would prefer new talent so the viewers would see the character for who they are, rather than actors pretending to be them. Of course, I'm a big fan of Scarlett Johansson, so if she was willing to play Adela I wouldn't complain!"
Tell us about the story, but please don't reveal too much.
"You learn early on that the Xeltian Knight has been attacking humankind for generations, but now he's spreading a heart-twisting plague that corrupts the ideals and nations of even the purest kings. Egon is the only one willing to stand against this ancient war master and his mysterious goals, but he must first learn to walk his own path and draw strength from those he vows to protect. So as you see, the story is a lot about change, for better or for worse, in oneself or in others."
What inspired you to write this book and how long did it take?
"I just wanted to write a story about knights! The first draft was finished in a month, but I didn't like it and set it aside for a year. I finally came back to it with all new ideas, and took another year to edit and revise it. The book turned out so much better, and had so many hidden lessons that I hadn't even planned on."
"I actually have two other high fantasy series, plus a science fiction novel I want to self-publish later this year."
Which authors inspired you, your style?
"I really wasn't ever inspired by books, but movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (I read the book after the movie), and video games like Legend of Zelda helped shape the way I tell stories."
Where can we learn more about you and your books?
"You can check out my writing blog, where I post updates about my work and also interview other great authors. Or, you can head over to Amazon and check out Dawn of the Knight for yourself.
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How can we follow you? Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
I'm always on Twitter, I try to keep up with Facebook, and I'm on Goodreads, too! I'm always up for a conversation.
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Is there anything else you would like us to know?
"Well, it's my hope that Dawn of the Knight will be available in print in the coming months, but that all hinges on the success of a Kickstarter project for it. I'm hoping with so many great people out there, I'll have the help I need to meet my goal. That's still a while away though."