Interview with A.L. Bridges

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kent, Washington (about 45min south of Seattle). Growing up in Washington influenced my writing by attributing to my sunny disposition, because something has to be sunny when you go so long without seeing the sun that you start to forget what it looks like. Then when it finally comes out, you want to just look at it and burn its image into your memory until it actually burns your retinas until all you can see it a giant black dot everywhere you look.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read blender operation manuals, the nutrition labels on little-known protein bars, and Cosmo for pleasure.
Describe your desk
It's warm, rather soft, and usually covered in denim, or cotton at the very least...except for that one weird week.
My lap.
I'm talking about my lap.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle and the Kindle app for iPhone. Sorry B&N; blame my grandmother, not me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was sixteen, I wrote the first twenty pages of a book on my phone while waiting for my classes to start. It was a humorous mystery about a serial killer that stabbed their victims in the ass before ejaculating on their clothing. There was also something about Death having a squirrel assistant that hated cats... I can't really remember where I was going with that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ability to create and control in comparison to my actually life that I have little to no control over because of certain health issues.
What do your fans mean to you?
This is an interesting question. My fans mean a lot to me. The first time I got fan mail, I was filled with a degree of happiness and excitement that I hadn't felt in years. I ended up spending three hours writing a five-sentence reply to that email because I wanted it to be perfect.
The fans that like my books enough to post reviews also mean a great deal to me. Perhaps it's just a matter of having a third-party justify what I'm doing with my time, but I'm always happy when reading reviews from people saying that they like my work.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I had a dream where I was riding on top of a flying version of the Trans-Siberian Express while a blue dragon flew alongside it. I deviated from that original plan, but I did throw in the train part by the end of the series... and the dragon too, now that I think about it.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on catching a squirrel with my bare hands and trying to get banned from a country without serving jail time. As far as writing projects, I have a couple things I'm working on that I keep updated on my website.
Published 2017-08-26.
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Books by This Author

Fractured
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 158,520. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Fractured follows the story of Renton Riley, an eighteen year old boy who was summoned to a world of magic users. While trying to survive and keep Melody safe using the power to neutralize magic contained in his left hand, Renton will learn that not everyone is who they think they are and that some mistakes can never be forgiven.
An Imperceptible Ruse Indeed
Series: The Gods' Executioner Series, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,850. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the finale, Loki moves to achieve his goal and destroy everything Cole knows. Even with Loki on the move, Cole still has to deal with babysitting, a vampire world war, dragon politics, multiple kidnappings, invasions, new enemies, and Australia, all while keeping himself from becoming lost. The stakes are high as Cole works to protect his friends and family, but can he save everyone?
Cole's Haunting Melody
Series: The Gods' Executioner Series, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,340. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Life continues for Cole Treyfair as he works his way through conflicts with the Templars, as well as the Slavic, Shinto, and Greek/Roman pantheons. Cole can only try to hold on as life drags him through a wedding, dress shopping, a bachelor party, murder mysteries, frameups, and all of the hectic events in between.
Feros and the Underworld Prince
Series: The Gods' Executioner Series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 125,050. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the third book of The Gods' Executioner Series, Cole has run-ins with the Underworld, South American vampires, jinn, a medley of different pantheons, supernatural schools, old friends, and new enemies, with dozens of problems along the way.
Mania and the Executioner
Series: The Gods' Executioner Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cole's misadventures take him through the Polynesian pantheon, a fraternity that is a front for some unsavory netherworld types, the Celtic fairy world, and a trip to Greenland that involves dealings with the Inuit pantheon. Mania and the Executioner is a humorous contemporary fantasy with a bit of romance and is the second book in The Gods' Executioner Series by A.L. Bridges.
That Which is Unexpected
Series: The Gods' Executioner Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,090. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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For Cole Treyfair, the first twenty years of his life were fairly normal. However, after a series of unexplainable occurrences, Cole is quickly thrown into a life of not-so-mythological gods and plots to end the world. To prevent the world from ending, Cole must protect his younger sister Chezarei from various gods that wish to build the world anew.