Interview with Trisha M. Wilson

Tell us about yourself and the books you've written.
After I graduated from college, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I joined my friend and we began to write books. Years later, I have published many novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres such as children's, fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest published book is called "The Metatron Chronicles". It is a science fiction story with every chapter dealing with a different group of people. Taking place in Nippon, a ruin storm is coming, but nobody believes it will hit them. Only Metatron, an AI that has the run of the country, can save them.

What inspired it was my friend, Colby Trax, story, "Firmware: Keylogger". When I was editing a chapter in that book, my mind was filled with Metatron and the ruin storm. I could see the events he generally mentioned and how they would make a fantastic stand alone story. After a few years passed, I finally had the time write the story!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Every book I've read has influenced me, from the romances I love to read to the cozy mysteries that make me smile to the Warhammer 40k novels that engage me in a much different way.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never give up and stay true to yourself. A lot of people will tell you what you should or shouldn't write, but I've learned to do what is true to me. If I don't, I'm not writing my stories, I'm writing someone else's.
Published 2017-07-14.
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Books by This Author

The Metatron Chronicles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,750. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Ruin Storm Akira is coming. She will kill without regret or discrimination, destroy families, and gleefully devastate centuries of hard work. And yet, few believe she will hit Nippon. The news swears she’ll ravage Taiwan. Even the best minds think she’ll go elsewhere. But Metatron knows better. Akira is coming and only he can save millions of lives. Will he succeed?
Their First Easter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
That Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, the first one for the eternal children of Isaac, should have been a time of celebration and quiet contemplation. Instead, the three deposed Lords of Hell attacked Psykhe's Last Homely House, determined to take over our tiny, helpless bodies and destroy our minds. Here is one resident’s account of the brutal attack, and timely intervention of the Great Issac.
Betrayal of the Flames
Series: From the Flames. Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off!) Words: 81,170. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Willow has had an eventful year. Now, all she wants is for people to cease trying to kill her so she and Hawk can have a moment of peace and quiet. But when a new enemy with dreams of conquest and death teams up with an old enemy, the couple is sent deep into the Land of the Dead where only the goddess Skade knows what’s going to happen. Will they return to the Land of the Living?
A Shoe's Tale
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Not your childhood Cinderella. Louella hates her stepfamily and would gleefully kill them if given the chance. However, having survived her attacks, her stepfamily has chained her up, preventing her from murdering them in their sleep. Louella is a prisoner in her own home and nobody will help her. At least not until she meets Henry, Prince Ramsey’s cook.
Amanda's Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Amanda loves Barry. From the moment she first saw Barry, she knew their love would transcend the ages. Nothing would keep them apart, not even the fact that Barry was a biological and Amanda was not. They would find a way to make their love work. But then the trollop, Sydney, entered into picture, putting her man stealing hands all over Amanda’s love. Amanda wasn’t going to take that lying down.
Unexpected
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Behold sixteen short stories. Different themes, different genres. Some light and fluffy, others darker. Yet all have some element of the unexpected in them...if you are willing to look for it. Battle on the Stairs, The Magic Celebration Day Parade, Teddy’s Escape, Destiny Inc., Delivery, Spot For Sale, Figurehead, The Story Of…, Night of the Almost Dead, The Executioner, The General, and more...
Internet Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
What would you do if your tools turned on you and no one listened to your pleas of help? Lily’s life was in an upheaval. Her computer was turning on her by the day, threatening not only her livelihood, but also her sanity. However, when everyone around her fails to help, what Lily does next will leave all stunned and lives changed forever. This is a short story, 14,500 words long.
Safe Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,470. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The Free Islands have been the bane of the Koenig’s existence since the signing of the City Charter. They escaped Koenig’s power with a sneaky amendment and ever since the mayors have been obsessed with getting them back. Nera Koenig, the newest mayor of the City, is no different. She wants the islands, and she doesn’t care who she has to kill to get them.
Teddy's Escape
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Teddy is missing and nowhere to be found. After searching every corner of the antique shop, Martha and Elmer report their beloved pet missing. Will Teddy be found? Was he kidnapped? Or did something else inspire Teddy to run away? This is a short story, 3300 words long.
Fleeing Eden
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 61,050. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Eve remembered nothing. She didn’t know where she was, who the people around her were, or why she was being mated to a man she’d just met. Even worse, she is as much of a stranger to them as they are to her. How did she get to Eden? Why did the Goddess mate her to Adam? And why couldn’t she remember anything before Eden?
The First 18 Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,870. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
I am in Hell. Correction, Damnation. I’m dead but I don't care. What is this place I’ve fallen into with its neat rows of the pure white townhouses with a backdrop of more white? Where is the evil, the fire, the brimstone, the painful, agonizing screams of torture? Where is the Hell?
The Story Of...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A book buyer who reads proposals comes across a book written by a true literary genius. Determined to learn the identity of H.N.A., the book buyer is unstoppable in her pursuit. This is a short story, 2700 words long.
Spot For Sale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A spot holder outside Club Custodela, Isis makes a decent living along with her employees. A competitive, lucrative business, trouble makes an entrance and does the unthinkable. Will Isis outmaneuver her adversaries? This is a short story, 3300 words long.
The General
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A loyal supporter of the Duchess, she wanted nothing more than to depose the evil General whose tyranny brought agony to the masses. Brave and courageous, she became a spy for the Duchess to end the plight and pain of the many. Walk along beside her on a sadly typical day under the rule of the General. This is a short story, 2600 words.
Destiny Inc.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Doe is the voice of destiny. However, do others desire to know what their future holds? This is a short story, 1600 words long.
The Wheel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Haast Maggie detested the Star and being defeated by her once wasn’t going to stop Maggie from trying to win a second time. But what happens when the Wheel decides to interfere with Maggie’s wishes? Will the battle continue or will a new path be Maggie’s destiny? This is a short story, 1100 words long.
Village X17
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lativa held immense power in the palm of her hands as overseer of the Civil War Immersive, but she only used her power sparingly. Was this restraint a mistake in relation to Village X17? This is a short story, 1200 words long.
Battle on the Stairs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
While away, the Blair family was unaware of the daily carnage occurring in their home. Watch the magical, mystical events unfold in a battle which will never end. This is a short story, 2000 words long.
Figurehead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A forest dweller his entire life, his existence was one of necessity to nature. One day the children came and took him away from the only home he knew, loved, and nurtured. Why? Why would they do such a thing? This is a short story, 1300 words long.
Delivery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A mistaken package delivery turns into more than ordered, an order that could cost Honey and Cherry their lives. This is a short story, 4400 words long.
Ruth's Family
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Given a journalism assignment to interview an old woman on a deserted island, Kayla dismisses the stories and history told by Ruth about her family. However, Kayla soon realizes she abandoned the opportunity, and story, of a lifetime. This is a short story, 4200 words long.
The Last Broken Sword
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » General
Every single one of Dev’s battle sisters was dead. She was all that was left of the Broken Swords. Her duty, however, would never end, so when Dev received word that she must save a father and daughter from Canitia Tower, Dev didn’t give the task a second thought. With little regard to herself, Dev will take on this dangerous mission for her dead battle sisters, and for herself.
Real Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
I was chained to the table. How did I get here? One moment I was eating lunch, the next…nothing. But when I find the letter which is next to me, all becomes suddenly clear. Who would do this to me? Would I ever be free? This is a short story, 4000 words long.
Night of the Almost Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Morti was the best in the business for good reason. He cleaned up messes left behind to erase all evidence of a crime. Morti only had one hard and fast rule: he didn’t deal with the living. Contracted by Planet Mafia, he finds the victims aren't dead. Will he have to break his rule? Or will the Planet Mafia be sorry they ever contracted him to do their dirty work? 3100 world long story.
The Executioner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sentenced to death for treason, the King's people were excited to see his death. But who would carry out his sentence? Would they be skilled or a hack? Would they botch the beheading, or make a clean slice of things? Find out as you enter the rising excitement as all wait for the Executioner. This is a short story, 3800 words long.
The Magic Celebration Day Parade
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Feast your imagination with the 6217th annual Magic Celebration Day Parade. Experience the elaborate floats, the enchanting music, and the charismatic characters of the Bowling Dragons, the Secret Society of Trolls, the unicorns, and pixies, just a few participants who spread their magic and joy for the world to relish in their jubilee. Grab a seat and immerse yourself into the party of the year.
Planet of Riches Trilogy (Contains: Planet Secrets, Planet Mafia, and Planet of Riches)
Series: Planet of Riches Trilogy. Price: $7.50 $1.88 USD. (75% off!) Words: 224,950. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
***This is ALL 3 BOOKS in the Planet of Riches Trilogy in ONE BIG BOOK*** (Contains: Planet Secrets, Planet Mafia, and Planet of Riches) Planet Secrets: *Book 1* For someone who’s been in college as long as I have, you’d think I’d be used to people by now. And for the most part I am…until I met Meredith. Meredith was annoying on too many levels to count and was just too self-centered to live.
Planet of Riches
Series: Planet of Riches Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off!) Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
**Book 3 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy** Dealing with the Planet Mafia was a complete bust ending in me injured and running for my life. A life which was supposed to include another planet and lying low until they forgot all about me, but that was before Ms. Blanc entered the picture. Ms. Blanc, a filthy rich trillionaire who didn’t take “No” for an answer...
Planet Mafia
Series: Planet of Riches Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 $1.00 USD. (75% off!) Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
**Book 2 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy** The plan to get rid of Meredith went to hell quickly, resulting her escape and disappearance. Any and all efforts to find her had been for naught, increasing the frustration I’d already been feeling. If that weren’t bad enough, my endless search for the Planet of Riches has led to a dead end, leaving me only one alternative: find another database.
Planet Secrets
Series: Planet of Riches Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,100. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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**Book 1 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy** For someone who’s been in college as long as I have, you’d think I’d be used to people by now. And for the most part I am…until I met Meredith. Meredith was annoying on too many levels to count and was just too self-centered to live. Not that I had plans on killing her because I didn’t. Instead, I planned to ship her away to a slave planet.
From The Flames
Series: From the Flames. Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 173,380. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The people of the Fire, the Blesa, led by their Queens, have ruled the Island of Alfeyju and oppressed the Driva, the people of the Ice, for more than sixteen generations. With the Drivian King in hiding, and little hope on the horizon, the Driva look to one person to save them from the vile Blesa: the Diviana. According to legend, the divinely gifted Diviana will one day overthrow the Blesa...
Fowl Play
Series: A Tale from the Aksoy Forest, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,520. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Black Eastern Chipmunk Squad has a new member. Elgar is straight off of the bunny sleigh and has always wanted to be a secret agent. His leader, Jasna (a girl!) is so nice that she’s letting one of her men take him into the woods to train. Elgar’s never been in the woods alone before, so he’s super excited. But what’s he to do when he finds more than he expects during his training?
Nightmare
Price: $4.99 $1.25 USD. (75% off!) Words: 52,040. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » General
It all started when his best friend died. His eyes turned cold and whatever soul he’d had disappeared. I thought I was going crazy until the first body turned up. Then there was another, and another. The bodies piled up and nobody noticed. Since that fateful day, my life has been a… …Nightmare.
The Nut Heist
Series: A Tale from the Aksoy Forest, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Lord Zenith has a plan: Make the subjects of Aquerna, the squirrel kingdom ruled over by his cousin, Queen Lucina, believe that winter is far away so he can steal their nuts. Simple, right? Except his cousin, Queen Lucina and her women dug up the nuts before the snows fell, disrupting his carefully plotted plan. Zenith isn’t worried, he has a backup plan and the Black Eastern Chipmunk Squad.