Author Spotlight: David Wilkinson

Author Interviews
Today I'm thrilled to introduce a debut author whose first novel has been shortlisted for the 2015 East Midlands Book Award. He also happens to be an Inspired Quill Press author, the last one I'll be featuring this spring on The Dabbler, although I'm sure there are more to come. Please give David Wilkinson, author of We Bleed The Same, a warm welcome. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your novel, We Bleed the Same? Danny Parque is a guy with a cushy life and a bright future but when he steps out of line it all falls apart. He is sent out as a conscripted criminal to fight for what he thought was a secure and benevolent empire, a horrific battle ends up with him captured by the very…
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Author Spotlight: Ben Hennessy

Author Interviews
Today I'd like to introduce Ben Hennessy, author of YA fantasy novel Queen of the World. He is also one of the final authors to be featured in my series of interviews  spotlighting Inspired Quill Press. He'll be sharing his journey to publication and some key advice for writers still on the quest. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your novel, Queen of the World? Queen of the World is the story of a young girl named Sarene, who lives in a world where peace is maintained by the word of the Four, all-powerful mages with the ability to do anything they wish. The rulers of each nation act according to a single rule: if they wage wars with their neighbours or mistreat their people, the Four will punish them.…
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Author Spotlight: Hugo Jackson

Author Interviews, Writing
Today I'd like to introduce Hugo Jackson, author of the fantasy novel Legacy. He also does a significant portion of the marketing for Inspired Quill Press, so I'm thrilled to be presenting his take on both writing and marketing. Please give Hugo a warm welcome. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your novel, Legacy?   Legacy is the story of Faria Phiraco, a resonator: one who manipulates elements using crystals from the moon. It is an ancient and extraordinary power which she and her father, the Emperor of Xayall, guard with their lives. When the Dhraka, an aggressive race of red-scaled dragons, discover a mysterious relic from the mythical aeons-lost city of Nazreal, they lay siege to Faria's peaceful city, desperate to tear secrets from her and gain…
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Author Spotlight: Mark Cantrell

Author Interviews
Today's author is another Inspired Quill author, Mark Cantrell, who works as a journalist during the day and writes his novels by night. He's here to discuss his career as a writer and his newest novel, Silas Morlock. Please give Mark a warm welcome. 1.Can you tell us a bit about your novel, Silas Morlock? Silas Morlock is a dark urban fantasy with shades of the macabre horror thrown in. It's a story about good and evil, the darkness that resides inside all of us, and what happens when that darkness escapes to smother the world in shadow. The book deals with a last-ditch struggle to save the human soul from extinction. By that, I don't mean some intangible and metaphysical entity, but something with a real physical existence – books,…
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Author Spotlight: Matthew Munson

Author Interviews, Reading Related
I'm extremely proud to announce that I've partnered up with Inspired Quill Press to present a number of debut authors here on The Dabbler. Each author will share some of their journey to publication and advice for those of us still working towards our first book contract. Matthew Munson is the first Inspired Quill author to join us, here to discuss his debut fantasy novel Fall From Grace.  Please give Matthew a warm welcome. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your novel, Fall From Grace? Absolutely. Fall From Grace is all about a trio of friends – Paul, Joseph and Lauren – who are caught up in the middle of a two-thousand-year old heavenly war. Paul is an ex-priest who is struggling to find his purpose in life, Joseph…
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