I want this blog to be about more than just my reviews, like many readers, I’m interested in the process of writing and the people who do it. So I thought I’d try to look at what various authors are up to. One of the best side-effects of one of your favorite authors coming out with a new book in this social media-heavy age, is them being interviewed and/or writing guest posts for various and sundry blogs.
To promote his new book, Stonecast (which I’ll be reviewing here tomorrow), Anton Strout‘s been just about everywhere over the last couple of weeks, talking about Stonecast as well as sharing his thoughts about Urban Fantasy and writing in general. Thought I’d share a sample, there’s a lot to chew on and enjoy here:
- Ten Questions About Stonecast — Chuck Wendig fires 10 questions at Strout
- New Release Interview — from Suvudu.com
- The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe — this one is more about Anton Strout than Stonecast
- Interrogate the Author — Amber Benson does a quick intereview with Strout.
- Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together: You’ve Got Your Nerds in My Urban Fantasy! — Strout talks about the tone for his current series, how he mixes in nerddom with his UF
- Getting Stoned: Gargoyles, Golems, and Why Petrification Magic Is Awesome — Strout talks about some of the inspirations for his current series
- Para-urban Rom-antasy — Strout talks about the differences and similarities in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasty, and why he writes the kind he does
- Blank is the New Vampire — Strout talks about attempting to write “The Next Big Thing” in a genre
- Kasey Kasem Is My Spirit Animal — behind that odd title (and odder thought, Kasem? Really??) is some good advice for aspiring writers
- Got Writer’s Block? No, You Don’t — very valuable writing advice
- Life as a Serial Murderer — Strout talks about his struggles with learning how to write not just a book, but a series
Hopefully that gives you a decent flavor of both the author and the book/series. Check out both The Spellmason Chronicles as well as his Simon Canderous books.