Interview with Sam Rook

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Lyme disease. I know it's an unusual answer, but after fighting Lyme disease for the past few years, it motivated me to take the plunge and get my work out there. Writing is one of the few things that takes my mind completely off my illness, so sharing my work and having others enjoy it as well is very rewarding.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I'll never forget my first fan email I received a month or so after publishing Hope. At that point, I wasn't sure if anyone liked the book at all and I was considering not making it into a trilogy as planned. After I received the email, all thoughts of not continuing the trilogy vanished. It's a huge burst of confidence that the book will succeed.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on the second book in The Knights of Av'lor trilogy, tentatively entitled Gate.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover most of the ebooks I read from word of mouth (since a lot of my family members read fantasy as well) and sometimes just browsing books online. The "customers who bought this item also bought" feature on Amazon has also introduced me to some great reads.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I've been a fan of Amazon since 2000, so my first e-reader was a Kindle and I'm on my sixth one now. My old ones find their way into the hands of other family members, so I share my library. Since I sometimes go through a few books a week, it's saved me a ton of shelf space.
Published 2013-09-09.
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Books by This Author

Fire
Series: The Knights of Av'lor. Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 63,080. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The thrilling conclusion to the Knights of Av’lor trilogy! Trapped on Av’lor and left for dead by her betrayer, Kathryn’s unrelenting determination is the only thing that might overcome the invading Zahkrinon army.
Gate
Series: The Knights of Av'lor. Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
Kathryn returns to Av'lor after seven months on the Daemon home world, only to discover the Daemons have invaded Earth. Overwhelmed by a new threat far beyond that of the Daemons, both Av'lor and Earth must face a devastating reality.
Hope
Series: The Knights of Av'lor. Price: Free! Words: 86,890. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.00)
Torn from Earth and thrown into a parallel fantasy world, Kathryn struggles to maintain her sanity and remain alive long enough to return home.