Monday, 19 January 2015

Guest Authors Revisted - A. L. Butcher

In this week's Guest Author Interview fantasy author A. L.Butcher returns to tell us what she's been up to since she was last featured back in October 2013 (you can read here original interview here):

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What has changed in your life since we last spoke?
Quite a bit! I have a collection of short stories set in the world of my novels. Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends, told as mythic style fireside tales include tales of gods and mortals, magic and mayhem and romance and revenge. The book is also available in audio. Now that was a lot of fun to produce, if time consuming. It is amazing to hear one's work read aloud.
Aside from that I have written Book III of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - that will be published early 2015, I hope. My most recent publication was with the Indie Collaboration for the new Halloween anthology of horror, dark fantasy and dark fiction. Horror is a relatively new genre for me, and the Jack the Ripper based story I have in Darker Places is very dark indeed! This year has been busy with a total of seven anthology submissions.

Outside the writing I have been studying, including a course on Historical Fiction, a writing course and currently an online course about Roman Britain.

Have you learned any new wisdom?
There is always something new to learn. The writing course was useful, more for reminding me of things forgotten and the Historical Fiction course had lectures on character building and research. I do quite a lot of research for the novels, so wisdom has been gained there.

I now have Twitter and a blog, which have been a learning curve for sure!

Have you become a better writer? If so, how?
I think so. I am now more confident, I'll try new ideas and genres and I have more experience of what works, and what doesn't. A writer can always learn.

What are you working on at the moment?
Book III is with my beta readers. Currently I am working on some short fantasy stories for an anthology and a collection of fantasy erotica tales with another writer.

Tell us about your latest release and how we can find out more.
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends is available as an e-book in all the Amazon and Smashwords stores, and the audio on Amazon, Audible and I-tunes.

Tales from Darker Places is available on Amazon, Smashwords and in print.

Click here to buy Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends from Amazon US / Amazon UK

Author Bio:
A. L. Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance genre. She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history and monkeys. Her work has been described as ‘dark and gritty’



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