Recently I chatted with the wonderful folks at SF Signal. See the full article here.
The Indie Author Spotlight is back and ready to take you to an enchanting land of magic, where humans and elves struggle to coexist, dwarves are somewhat of a legend, and maniacal, power hungry men of all races yearn to rule the world. This month we chat with fantasy author, Lana Axe!
Aelryk’s kingdom is under attack by monsters conjured by a dark sorcerer. His only hope lies far to the west, where a powerful water elemental is rumored to dwell. Along the way, he joins forces with the Wild Elves, who were once his enemy. They alone can lead him through the dangers of the Wildlands. Together, they must journey to a mysterious land of eternal spring and return before the kingdom is overrun by evil.
Far to the south, a vile sorcerer will stop at nothing to take control of all the lands of Nol’Deron. He has devised a method to bind the souls of living beings, transforming them into beasts who will serve as his army. With an entire kingdom at his disposal, he is ready to make his war against Na’zora and begin his conquest of the world.
A classic tale of good vs. evil in a world of magic and adventure.
Sounds fun, doesn’t it? If you’d like to find out more about this story, as well as Axe’s world of Nōl’Deron in general, continue reading on!
MP: What a wonderful thing it is to follow your true passion! When you first began seriously writing, was there another genre that you were particularly interested in, or dabbled with before delving into the realm of fantasy?
LA: I started out writing fan fictions of various fantasy worlds. After receiving good feedback from some forum buddies, I decided to put more effort into creating my own world. Fantasy has always been the number one genre I wanted to write, but I would seriously consider writing science fiction as well (though I’d most likely release it under a different pen name).
MP: Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books that helped inspire your writing style?
LA: I have to credit both JRR Tolkien and Mark Twain for inspiring me to write. Tolkien, naturally for his amazing fantasy series that placed wonder in my heart at an early age. If I can manage to instill a small drop of magic and wonder into the lives of my reader, I can credit Tolkien for that. Mark Twain’s writing style reminds me to keep it simple and straightforward, without ever becoming pretentious. More than his fiction, his frank writing about his own life experiences in Life on the Mississippi inspire me to do what I do.
For the full interview, please head over to SF Signal.
A huge thanks to Max and the SF Signal community!