Author Interview with Nicole Zoltack

Happy Friday everyone! To start of the weekend right we decided to sit down with Epic Fantasy author Nicole Zoltack. Check it out below and her books too.

Author Interview

Please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Nicole Zoltack, a USA Today Bestselling author. I adore mixing romances with the fantastical and am a *little* prolific.

What genre do you write?
Epic fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings…

Tell us a fun fact about your life.
I’m a brown belt in karate.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, watching TV and movies with hubby, spending time with my kids (three boys, one girl, and another one on the way!)

What do you like to do in your free time?
See 3 and 4. lol

What gets your creativity going?
Anything and everything! Reading and watching shows and movies can inspire me. I’ve had dreams that have been so vivid that have sparked ideas, and I love to play the “what if” game.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Plotter. I used to be a pantser to the point that if I figured out the climax before I was ready to write it (I’ve always had to write chronologically) then I would abandon the story. I have several Nano projects that are stuck at 50K that I’ve basically abandoned. Now, I’m a plotter, and I write much faster with an outline.

Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Straight for the computer, but I’ve found that if I’m stuck, pen and paper always helps to get me unstuck.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is called Age of Dragons. It’s set in an epic fantasy world divided into six kingdoms, and five other authors are writing in the world with me. The overall series is called Stones of Amaria. Each week, there will be a new release. In total, each author will have a four-book series in the world.

My kingdom features dragon riders because, seriously, who doesn’t love dragons?

Tell us about the villain of your book?
Ah! He’s only vaguely mentioned in my first book so I can’t give too many details about him yet, but he’s evil. He has a silver tongue, and he wants power and revenge.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The heroine is Nicai Bright. Like all dragon riders, she’s a warrior, and her life changes when she spies a dragon fall out of the sky. Something terribly wrong is happening, and she’s bound and determined to figure out the source.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
The Stones of Amaria series! Later on this month, I’ll be releasing the last book in my Magical Hunters Academy series, which I have so enjoyed writing. After the academy, I’ll be writing a different trilogy, this one about a supernatural bounty hunter.

I also have an epic fantasy series under N. M. Zoltack that is somewhat GRRM-esque. The first three books of seven are already published. If all goes well, the last four will be published before the new year.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for trusting me to transport you to another world, and I hope you enjoy my writing! I write for you.


Nicole Zoltack

NZ author pic oldNicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
From fairy tale retellings to epic fantasy, urban fantasy to paranormal romances, Nicole loves combining romance with the fantastical. When she puts down her computer, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic boys and one precious little girl with another baby (hopefully another girl!) on the way. Nicole is a brown belt in karate and will read anything and everything. Her current favorite TV show is Stranger Things, and she actually loved how Game of Thrones ended.

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Age of Dragons

Age-of-Dragons-KindleDragons aren’t supposed to fall right out of the sky.

For years, the people of the Burning Havens have ridden their dragons and raised their magical staves, and all has been right in their world.

Until now.

Several dragons have fallen ill, and some are even dying.

Eager to find a cure, Nicai Bright along with the infuriating but strikingly handsome Koll Hawk and their dragons set out for the Smoldering Slopes on a daring and desperate venture. An ancient prophecy speaks of hope there… as well as darkness.

Age of Dragons is the first book in a four-book series in the joint world of Stones of Amaria.

One-click now to be transported to a world filled with dragon riders!

Book 2 – Releases October 17
Book 3 – Releases November 28
Book 4 – Releases January 9

Interview with Speculative Fiction Author Wendi L. Sneden

It’s another new week here and we are sitting down with Speculative Fiction author Wendi L. Sneden. She is going to tell us a little bit about herself and talk about her latest short story collection that was release earlier this month. Happy reading everyone :).

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.
I’m Wendi Sneden. My home is in Southwestern Michigan, but I grew up in the northern Lower Peninsula, and went to Michigan State where I met my husband. Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is my first published book, although I have been writing for 20+ years.

What genre do you write?
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy and Magical Realism mostly, with hints of Paranormal and Sci Fi.

What type of fantasy creature would you want to be?
One of my first choices would be a Phoenix, because of the fiery renewal metaphor; perhaps a roc, the literature of that region in which it first appears holds some kind of magic for me.

Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?
I have 3 books to finish and publish. There are many more on my to do list. I hope to use feedback from my readers to help create stories that appeal to them.

What types of movies do you like to watch?
The last movie I truly enjoyed was Black Panther; anything richly conceived, few R rated make my list.

What type of genre do you like to write the most?
Slipstream

Are an indie author, hybrid, or traditional?
At this time, I bill myself as an Indie.

Do you write for a target audience or do you just write because? Why?
I started out writing for fun and challenge. Recently, since I have had trouble finding modern authors that I like, it is also from a sense of contribution.

Is your book in a series?
Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is a stand-alone short story collection.

What type of creatures are in your books?
Dog and bird spirits, magical cats, an invented beast of burden, humans with supernatural abilities, a dragon with a chip on his shoulder, a ghost, some aliens, angels and more.

Tell us about your latest book?
Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is a short story collection with the underlying themes of freedom and being set free. They are placed chronologically when they were written, so Redemption is the first story I wrote.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
What is close to ready-for- publication is a children’s picture book, fantasy-educational. Next is a book of poetry and a novel.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Please contact me to let me know what you would enjoy reading. It would also be great to know thoughts on Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill. My Patreon page will give the viewpoint from which I write.


Wendi L. Sneden

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

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Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill

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Like a touch of magic with your fiction? Need a story to read in a short period of time? This speculative fiction collection contains tales that can be read in 1 to 30 minutes. Almost instant gratification! Recommended if you like independent reads with no mainstreamed formula. Legend, myth, and fable influences.

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Interview with LaVerne Thompson

Happy Hump Day! Today we are sitting down with LaVerne Thompas a multi-genre author. She likes to write Contemporary, Fantasy, and Sci-fi sensual romances and we are going to see inside this wonderful authors head. Hang on for the ride and enjoy the reading.

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.
My name is LaVerne Thompson

What genre do you write?
Contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, travelling, cooking

Do you have any kids, pets or both?
Yes a couple of girls or young women now as they like to tell me; I also have a cat and a dog.

What do you like to read?
I love reading most any fiction but right now I’ve reading or rather listening to audiobooks on dystopian novels.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Pantser

What do you like to write about?
I love creating fantasy worlds with strong female leads.

What is your writing process like?
It differs from book to book but I do most of my writing in the morning.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is The Beast Within. It’s a paranormal romance about a family of wolf shifters set in New Orleans. The family was cursed hundreds of years ago by a witch and their descendants meet in modern day New Orleans.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The hero, Caleb is the first Alpha born in over 300 years and the first one able to control the change as a wolf in himself. He can now remember when he shifts and can keep them all safe. The heroine Lissette is an herbologist, her family has practiced different forms of witchcraft for generations. She is immediately drawn to Caleb but knows he’s hiding something from her. She doesn’t know the full extent of the connection between the two families.

Tell us about the villain of your book?
The villain is a friend of the heroine’s Lissette. He’s obsessed with her, and willing to kill anyone who gets in his way in order to have her. He’s killed once and will do it again.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
I’m working on Wild Child an urban fantasy that should be out this winter.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for all of your support and taking this crazy ride with me.


The Author

Me2 (1)LaVerne Thompson is a USA Today Bestselling, award winning, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within and without our world. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult romance under the pen name Ursula Sinclair also a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.

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The Book

TheBeastWithinFinal-FJM_Draft2Digital_1600x2400From moonrise to moonset, the beast will rule.

Caleb’s family had a secret. One they’d held for over 300 years. One he’d reveal to save one woman’s life. Because she was the other half of his soul, even though it was her kind who condemned him to be the beast he was.

Lissette knew her family had secrets. What family in New Orleans as old as hers didn’t have family legends, most she disregarded as nonsense. Until she came across something leaving her no choice but to believe. Especially, when it meant her life… or his.

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Interview With Author And Cover Designer Kathryn Jenkins — Writer’s Treasure Chest

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Today I am featured over on Aurora’s Writer’s Treasure Chest. She asked several interesting questions that hit on my own writing to my design works. Hope you all will stop by and check it out.

Welcome! We know each other for a while now. I know you are not only a very gifted writer, but also an excellent graphic designer and book cover designer. I know there’s much more, and I’d like to hear about that. 1. When did you start writing? It is hard to say when I […]

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