Interview with Vicky Glasgow

Describe your desk
An ordinary glass top panel desk with a monitor seated in place splaying light over the keyboard tray. I sit here everyday to peek out through the window to the world that is my internet. My inspiration is drawn from great things out there in the immediate final frontier.
When did you first start writing?
For as long as I can remember, I started writing ever since I learned stories were written in books. I had a learning curve when attending school, but I believe it was around the tender age of nine that the words clicked to me... an epiphany if you will.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Mage Emperor merely introduces readers to the main characters and the fantasy world ruled by inborn magic dictated by the Four Elements. The sequel, a work in progress, will continue the story of the war and human conflict of these characters that are so personal that it devastates their children.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Honestly, writing ranks more than joy for me. I've been haunted by the story inside my head to the point I had to pen it down on paper or type it up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wanted to publish my book. The written manuscript was finished seventeen years ago. Every publishing house I ever contacted, although they offered free information, were all asking that I pay upfront to publish it to print. Far from what is available now with ebooks and print on demand, the option was bleak to say the least. Not to mention, I was desperately afraid that the editors would shred my work and reject me on the spot. And so when I stumbled upon e-publishing online I found my hope to reach like minded readers that enjoy the same genre of my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
If I have fans to my book, that would be awesome. It would mean I'm not alone in what I do.
What are you working on next?
I have multiple projects ongoing: the sequel "Zandria Reclaim", one short stories collection, and a poetry collection.
Who are your favorite authors?
Elizabeth Moon, Melanie Rawn, David Eddings, and Robert Jordan to name a few. I also enjoy the classic works of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Emily Bronte and Beatrix Potter.
Published 2016-03-20.
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