Interview with Thom Tordella

Describe your desk
A mess, covered with as much writing material as plastic models.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Upstate New York with a foray into New Jersey and Florida for a short year. Not much of an impact on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
While in High School.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a swords and sorcery piece that I started more than twenty years ago and just finally completed the first in the series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the flexibility and the personal control. As well as the more immediate reward of seeing my work out there.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They have given me an easy and viable outlet that I will continue to use in the future.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting my daydreams onto paper (or e-paper) and letting other people enjoy them as much as I have.
What do your fans mean to you?
As yet I don't have any fans. But I do hope, when I have some, that they will like my work and be impatient for more.
What are you working on next?
The second volume of the Dragon's Last Child series, the Rose Inheritor, as well as a stand alone sci fi book.
Who are your favorite authors?
David Weber, Elizabeth Moon, Mike Shepherd and so many more!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm clock...
Published 2014-02-12.
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Books by This Author

The Rose Inheritor, Book 2 in the Tale of the Dragon's Last Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,770. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this sequel to the Rose Orphan, Tamlin, Isabella and Maerlahn continue their journey to the Princess' distant home. But now they must walk into danger as well as they follow Prince Mauldren on his quest into the Shunned Lands. Ever on their trail is the Isles' youth Zaeryn, intent on his revenge, whom is in turn leading the dark elf Heldeizier to her true prey, the Princess Isabella Normanlenn.
The Rose Orphan, Book 1 in the Tale of the Dragon's Last Child
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 98,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Into a time of strife, an orphan girl from a distant land could be all that stands between the Dark God's minions and the world of Ashaeran. Join her, the Princess Isabella and her Guardsman Maerlahn, as they cross a land in turmoil to discover the secrets of her past and strive to save their homes and all that they love.