Interview with A McManemy

What do your fans mean to you?
Having fans would be amazing.

While I do not have any as of yet!

It would be a great boost to my confidence as a writer and quite encouraging as an aspiring author that others found my creation enjoyable and spent their own time to contact me or provide thoughts or insight.
What are you working on next?
Next I will be working on the continuation of Mordreth's story as he continues his quest to redeem himself to the rest of Andaral as well as his attempts to thwart his former master.

I would also love to write branching stories based on the main characters of the novels such as Barak, Len'aria and Shalik.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh I have many...

From R.A Salvatore to Brent Weeks. I will always have a special place in my library for the Drizzt series and the Night Angel Trilogy. When I was younger I enjoyed many of John Norman and Robert E. Howard's tales and stories. I have a guilty pleasure of reading the Deathlands series as well. But the first two Authors are writers that I return to time and time again.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My Family.

There is nothing greater to me than waking in the morning and knowing I have spare time to spend with my boys or Kelly.
I love finding new ways to spend time together whether it was working on a new board game, creating an RPGmaker game with them, playing some video games or walking around at a local wildlife park.

They are truly my inspiration and my focus.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I can remember writing...

Very recently while my Mother(Vivian) was looking through old papers of mine from elementary school she found a story I had written while I was in grade 7 or so.

It was a story about a soldier of some sorts.

It wasn't very good reading at this age, but for a grade 7 it was pretty amazing.
What is your writing process?
I guess I probably have a strange writing process...

I more or less create the basis of the story in my head and then spend a few days or possibly even weeks elaborating it in my head.

I don't take notes. I don't make plans or anything.

I create the entire story with the key points that I would like the story to include and then sit down and create the in between.
Often as this happens I end up creating some pretty amazing moments that even I myself didn't see coming.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Probably not.

I mean it was probably a story about a lost duck or a dog that didn't fit in.

But I remember at a younger age reading The Werewolf's Revenge by Richard Jaccoma.

I remember being mystified by the world he had created and the interactions of the characters.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Usually due to time constraints I spend most of my ebook reading time on my cellphone.
So a S5.
Describe your desk
It is pretty simple...

It's black. Rectangular. Has a monitor, keyboard, mouse and way too many things other people left on it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I experience while writing is the evolution of the story.

Sometimes it is as if the story leaps from the page as I write and often even I find myself surprised at the direction it takes.
The creation of a story with all of its elements is an amazing thing and watching it unfold during the process is a beautiful thing.
Published 2016-04-04.
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Books by This Author

Dread of Knight: The Rise of Mordreth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Some wars are waged eternal. In a ever revolving war between mortals, the gods oversee their champions, Two brothers are separated during childhood and manouvered into positions of power on each side. The eventual meeting of these brothers on the battlefield, inevitable. Two brothers are separated during childhood and manouvered into positions of power on each side. The eventual meet