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Interview with Annie Ward: On Writing Psychological Thrillers

Today on Writing Bloc we have author Annie Ward, whose recent release Beautiful Bad has been garnering attention all over the author-sphere! Welcome, Annie! Your recent release Beautiful Bad was featured on the Indie Next List for March. Congratulations! Can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and your psychological

Interview with Author Jeyna Grace: On Wordbuilding and Retellings

Today we are joined by Jeyna Grace - author of The Slave Prince, The Battle for Oz, and Whispers of the Wind. Welcome, Jeyna! The Slave Prince and The Battle for Oz, both deal with retelling well-known stories, with a fantasy twist. Can you tell us a little bit about what

Interview with Rachael Sparks: Author of Resistant

Rachael Sparks is the author of the hard science fiction novel Resistant, which Publishers Weekly called "a scientifically accurate apocalypse." Resistant takes place in a near future in which drug-resistant bacteria are winning the battle over humanity. Rachael was kind enough to chat with me about science, character development, and

Interview with Craig DiLouie, Author of Southern Gothic Novel, One of Us

Today we speak to Craig DiLouie, whose book One of Us debuted on July 17th and has been described by Peter Clines as "disturbing, beautiful." Craig shares insight about his writing process and publishing, and his advice for new authors. Can you tell us a little about One of Us? What inspired it? What

Interview with Novelist and Screenwriter Mike Donald

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Mike Donald is a UK-based novelist and screenwriter. His current novel, Louisiana Blood, started out as a multiple award-winning screenplay that earned him some great attention in the Hollywood scene. Mike adapted the screenplay into a novel, and Louisiana Blood was published late last year. The novel is an incredible and thrilling mystery involving

Interview with Phil Rood, “That Illustrator Guy”

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Phil Rood is someone you should know. He is an illustrator out of Florida, and his work is marvelous. He is a master of body language, and each individual illustration of his tells a story. In my adventures as a writer, I've stumbled across uncountable talented people. Phil Rood's talents left

Interview with Susan K. Hamilton: On Her Upcoming Release Shadow King, and Writing Dark Fantasy

Today we have author Susan K. Hamilton with us to discuss her upcoming novel Shadow King, releasing on October 2nd. Susan's manuscript for Shadow King finished in the top 10 for the 2016 LaunchPad Manuscript Competition, which received over 1,000 entries from over 24 countries. Welcome, Susan! Your book Shadow King

Interview with Peter Ryan, Author of Sync City

It's rare to be able to get excited for a new book to come out when it's from a first-time author. Peter Ryan is an exception. His novel, Sync City, is a powerful, hard-hitting sci-fi romp through a dystopian future, and I have been patiently waiting for this book through

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