Interview with Peyton Reynolds

What is your writing process?
I'm generally in front of the computer by 9am., ready to start writing. I try to stick to a 2000 words-a-day minimum, which can take anywhere from 3 to 8 hours, just depending on how well my creativity is flowing that particular day.
Do you outline?
Because I write epic fantasy with plots that can span an entire series, I do need to know in advance where the story is going, at least to a certain degree. Generally when I begin a book I have a rough outline depicting the key scenes I need to hit on. Everything connecting those key scenes is done on the fly.
Describe your desk.
I try to keep it neat, but this is a challenge. I have a pile of notes, relating to whatever book I'm writing, sitting directly beside the computer that my cats love to sleep on. Plus about a hundred notebooks and writing instruments strewn about.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being free of limitations.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Guy Gavriel Kay, Christopher Moore
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dogs. Trying to linger in bed will only get you trampled in my house.
Are you going to write a sequel to The Trivallyn Saga?
Most likely, yes, a trilogy. But if it happens it won't be until I've completed the series I'm currently working on, The Legends of Dhanen'Mar.
How long does it take you to write a book?
I generally write a minimum of 10, 000 words a week, so excluding my novellas, a novel takes me approximately 3-5 months. I've found this to be a good pace, producing steady progress but not so much that I burn myself out.
What are you working on now?
Volume 4 in The Legends of Dhanen'Mar series, Path of Stars
Published 2014-04-25.
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Books by This Author

Sea of Omens
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,070. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar - A Threads of Fate Novella. Sent north to uncover further plots of the enemy, Knoxx and Synna arrive in O'Kada's royal city to begin their hunt for information on the powerful mage Leija Idrees. *Author's Note This is not a stand-alone story, and is intended to be read between volumes 3 & 4 of the series.
Shades of Death
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: American English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar - A Threads of Fate Novella. Arriving in Veron to discover the fates of Callan and Tishan, Rydin aligns himself with the forces besieged within the royal castle. *Author's Note: This is not a stand-alone story, and is meant to be read between Volumes 3&4 of the series.
Web of Portents
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 171,920. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar - Vol 3. Summoned by the ancient diviner Danetria Savannon, allies from all across Dhanen'Mar converge on the city of Destiny. As the threat of the Catalyst Stones grows ever more dire, and the deeper motivations of the enemy remain unknown, those determined to protect the realm begin formulating their strategies for defense.
Shadows of Illusion
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar series - A Threads of Fate Novella. Sent by the royal jester of Dhanen'Mar to uncover a suspected conspiracy, assassin Callan Ashe and thief Tishan Ravare arrive in the country of Veron and immediately find themselves drawn into a storm of political mayhem. * Author's Note This is not a stand-alone story, and is meant to be read between Volumes 2 & 3 of the series.
Veils of Destiny
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,490. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar series- A Threads of Fate Novella. In this prequel to the series, thief Aris Sylvain arrives upon the island of Venaris Sheea to seek out one of the legendary Catalyst Stones. * Author's Note: Although a prequel to Auguries of Dawn, this story is best read between volumes 2 & 3 of the series.
Tides of Fortune
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,430. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar series- Volume 2 As the threat of the legendary Catalyst Stones becomes known, the race to locate them begins. Those trying to protect the realm are determined to see them destroyed, while others intend to use their powers only to unleash destruction.
Auguries of Dawn
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Series: The Legends of Dhanen'Mar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 206,720. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Legends of Dhanen'Mar series - Volume 1. Welcome to Dhanen'Mar-- a land of beauty, magic, chivalry, and above all, superstition. Following the signs of the scores of auguries and omens honored for centuries, the people of Dhanen'Mar are those who search for the paths of Destiny. As this summer season commences, Destiny's hand begins to beckon.
Threnody
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,110. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the series conclusion, the survivors rally into a final stand against the forces determined to destroy them all.
Quietus
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The final battles begin over the oceans of Pellarin as Jian and Clail are at last drawn together in the clash foreseen long ago.
Bequeathed
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,830. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
While Jian discovers the horrifying secret behind his and Clail's mysterious power, Cheyne learns several truths about the world--and herself--that will shock all of Trivallyn.
Exodus
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,740. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As numerous opposing forces converge on Morvay, the country's fate is finally decided at a terrible price.
Tempest
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As the truth behind the Gods' absence becomes known throughout the world, those who fight for them begin to discover just how powerful their enemy's hold has become.
Schism
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,220. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Now prisoners held within the dungeons of the desert king, Kaymin, Jian, Cheyne and Coedy must convince the final two Chosen of their task, and find a way to pursue and set free the last of the lost Gods.
Anathema
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Series: The Trivallyn Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 106,160. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For twenty years the Gods of Trivallyn have been silent. In their absence,the world has become ravaged by disasters,and the promise of war looms in every land. The sudden return of one of these Gods brings hope,and gives name to the true force threatening their world. Chosen by his returned God, Prince Kaymin Numont begins a quest to locate and free the others before Trivallyn itself is destroyed.