Coren Graves

Smashwords Interview

Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
I had a fondness for writing from a very young age. When I was little, maybe 9 or 10, I made my own comic strips. They were only a couple pages long but I enjoyed writing them so much. I really loved the "serial" side of them, making the story carry on through the different comics instead of just individual one-shots. As I grew older, I swayed towards short stories. I wrote some fantasy works, but most of my short stories were centered around vampires and demons and angels. They had a real urban fantasy feel.
Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I don't think any fantasy writer can get by without making some kind of mention to either Tolkien or the works of Gary Gygax. For me it was both. Dungeons and Dragons, made by Gygax, had a huge impact on my idea of fantasy. D&D had a way of making the fantasy world feel endless, with all the different creatures and cultures. The Hobbit and LOTR series led me to a deeper view of how rich the history could be in a fantasy world. Every day I still learn new things about Tolkien's world. I also fell in love with the Dragonlance series early on. I was always hooked by the way the story revolved from book to book. They weren't afraid to let main characters die and bring in new ones, something that is rare in fantasy literature.
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City of Blood
Series: Return of Darkness, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Our tale continues as Damon, James, Helenia, and Old Man set out for the wild and perilous Blood Isles in search of the next relic of the Arcanum. There's just one catch ... Damon is honor bound to turn the relic into the hands of their enemy. Follow our heroes through this intense, action-packed adventure as they face ghastly apparitions, monstrous sea creatures, and the deadly Blood Isles.
Well of the Elements
Series: Return of Darkness, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,530. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
600 years had passed since Valgarde was torn asunder by an army of nightmarish creatures ripped from the world of the dead. Though humanity prevailed, evil had left its scar on their world. Over time, the stories of the past had fallen into legend...but evil cannot be silenced forever. Well of the Elements follows the story of four unlikely companions as the dark past starts to repeat itself.

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coren    dark    dragon    graves    high    legends    magic    rpg    sorcery    sword