Interview with Antony W.F. Chow

There are so many LitRPGs on the market already. Why should I read your book?
CHRONICLES of a PC Gamer Stuck Inside an RPG approach the LitRPG genre differently other works. First and foremost, it is a slice-of-life ("SOL") book which is primarily depicted through the protagonist's point of view. Book One only covers the first week of Lawrence's life but the book itself runs 110 chapters. That comes out to 15+ chapters per day. I challenge you to find another LitRPG with that kind of SOL focus.
Your (long) book description claims it's 225k words long. Are you pulling my leg?
Nope. Even ignoring the short story at the end, the main story is 220k+ words long. Here's the worst part: I don't plug in the character's status at the end of every chapter and inflate the word count.

But I totally understand if readers feel daunted by the prospect of reading such a long book. In fact, there is a certain podcaster who disliked the length of this book. All I can say is that most people who read the LitRPG genre will enjoy this book.
How long did it take you to write this book?
Between writing, editing, reediting, re-reediting, and researching, I spent 800 hours on this book over approximately 13 months. It is the longest book I have ever written and the most amount of time I spent on writing a book.
Is there a sequel? If so, how many books do you plan to write in the CHRONICLES series?
Yes, I'm currently working on a sequel and it should be finished in the Fall of 2018. I'm expecting the sequel to be around 200k+ words long. I will try my best to wrap up the CHRONICLES series in Book Two. Hence, it's only a 2 book series.
How did you come up with the book cover? It's very unusual.
It's a two-step process. First, I chose a stock image from Dreamstime.com which was most representative of the kind of story that CHRONICLES is. I chose a medieval town entrance because I felt it was a gateway to the SOL story behind the book cover.

The book cover was designed by Sid Ceaser Photography. He came up with the colors, size, and placement of the text. He also came up with the idea of adding the two crowns on the cover and gave the book cover a very unique and professional look.
Published 2017-12-27.
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Books by This Author

World of Eternia: The Complete Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,230. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
World of Eternia: The Complete Collection contains The Prize (Book 1) and The Match (Book 2). The Prize follows a group of players and their adventures inside the virtual reality based fantasy gaming world, World of Eternia. The Match offers a behind-the-curtains peek at the company behind the game. This litrpg genre, 143,000 words book offers a near future look at virtual reality based MMORPG.
World of Eternia: The Match
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When a rival gaming company offers a match with control of both gaming companies as the ultimate prize, the fate of the virtual reality based fantasy gaming world, World of Eternia hangs in the balance! World of Eternia: The Match is a 91,000 words litrpg story filled with rpg action, corporate espionage, and characters of questionable ethics and morals.
Buying & Selling on EBay: Fall 2014 Update
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / auctions & small business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
This book provides updates on important changes in eBay policies through Fall 2014, including the new eBay's Money Back Guarantee, the new Seller Performance Standards, free listing policy, and Global Shipping Program. Updated August 25, 2014, this book is an invaluable, timely resource for both buyers and sellers on eBay.
World of Eternia: The Prize
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Greetings! You are just a click away from a grand adventure in the World of Eternia, the world’s FIRST Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game! Simply log into your account and launch the app to watch in-game video of The Strangers as they navigate through Castle Eternia to defeat the evil Regent and lift the Curse! What grand prize awaits them? Watch the video to find out!
Vampires: Short Story Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,720. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Vampires--dreaded creatures of darkness. What do we REALLY know about them? This 20 short stories compilation, each story containing less than 1,000 words, seeks to explore the world of vampires--their lives and deaths--in a whole new light. What is their role in the Great Cycle of Light? Why don't they exist today? This 19,000 words anthology is recommended to readers 15 and older.
Score! (A YA Romance Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
16 year old Dinesh Ansari has a problem. His friend, Tamara Larkin, is avoiding him because she misunderstood an offhand comment he made after school. When a mutual friend offers to help the student team assistant and the star point guard for the JV girls basketball team get together after their next game, he agrees. Will he finally reveal his true feelings for her?
The Program (A Zombie Outbreak Spy Thriller)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,600. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
THE CHASE IS ON! Chinese spies have infiltrated a secret U.S. military biological weapons research program, and the cure has been stolen! Now it's up to Chad Willinger, a 19 year old custodian, to lead a small U.S. Army team around the zombie infested facility and retrieve the cure. Will their mission succeed? Or will they fall prey to the zombies running amok?
Vengeance: Diary of a Murderer (A Contemporary Novella)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jason Spielman is a 21 year old incoming law student obsessed with the idea of avenging his father's murder 15 years ago. The murderer is now out on parole. Will Jason finally get his wish? Told in the style of a diary, VENGEANCE: DIARY OF A MURDERER follows a young man's obsession with his father's murderer and his eventual downfall.
Robot Love (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
What happens when a robot is blinded by love and ignores Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics? 17 year old Ashley Morgan is your typical girl next door, with a crush on her geeky neighbor and friend, Franklin Dyachenko. She wants to ask him to be her date for their Senior Prom, but he is always preoccupied with Robbie, his robot. Will the robot stand in the way of their love, or push them closer?
The Restaurant (A Contemporary Novella)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Urban
What will you do to uncover the truth? When a reporter's girlfriend goes missing, Alexander Barone finds himself resorting to any and all means necessary to discover the truth behind Betsy Gordon's disappearance.
My Date With Eric (A Sweet Romance Novel)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Can one date change a person's life? 22 year old Kristin Taylor has low self-esteem, and she is shy when it comes to men. But somehow she lands a date with the hot model Eric Klein. From this one date, will Eric be able to pull Kristin out of her shell, and convince her that she is beautiful and attractive? This 43,000 words romance story has NO SEX SCENES, and small touch of Christian themes.