L.A. Wilson


L.A. Wilson
Unconventional author of 'The Silurian' series. 7 Books (book 8 and the final of the series is still a work in progress).
That Challenges the conventional Arthurian genre novel.
Imaginative creative writer, Iconoclastic, ever seeking to break the mold of mass produced and formulaic novel construction.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author to follow the LAW: If you want something done well, do it yourself. And this only happened because nearly all of my experiences with online publishers have been bad ones--even now, I am still fighting an online publisher who I signed a contract with way back in around 2006/7. This publisher is STILL selling three of my non-Silurian books out of contract. This publisher is Kim Richards of Eternal Press; please, any new writers reading this, stay away from anything to do with this woman and her so called publishing companies. Always check online publishers as much as possible before signing contracts with them. So, I'm one of those unlucky writers who have had to truly struggle to be published. For me, the road to getting my books, The Silurian series, out to readers has been a genuine battle that I could only do myself.

After being treated like dirt by these online publishers, I said, No more! The Silurian is far too important to me to just hand over to others to manipulate for their own ends, then eventually, shafting me again. I knew all along that The Silurian was independent writing right from the beginning, and would never fit the requirements of publishers, whether traditional or online.
What do your fans mean to you?

Without readers, being an author is practically meaningless to me.

A good reader, that is someone who has the maturity to read different works with different interpretations without going into a meltdown because the story they're reading is not written in a traditional way, these readers are like gold to me. Many readers view my work with a sniff of disdain because my "King Arthur" is unconventional: the entire Silurian series is in no way based on works of Arthurian genre gone before; and the lead protagonist, Prince Bedwyr, especially in the early books, can be unsympathetic and his bi-sexuality seems to bother those seeking a more traditional Arthur story: the usual elements like Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin, magic, etc are not there in The Silurian. Some readers don't understand that my books are not based on this Arthurian tradition, but are a whole new interpretation that's entirely my own: this seems to upset a lot of readers, so those who come to my books and read them without preconceived ideas of Arthurian genre novels...gold, just gold.
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The Silurian, book 7: The Wounded Bear
Series: The Silurian, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,370. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Silurian, book 7, The Wounded Bear. The road to Avalon is paved with death and endings; the advent of a new age that is dark with the fall of Arthur...and Bedwyr fights to the last of his strength to keep his warrior-king alive...
The Silurian, Book 6: The Fox on the Water
Series: The Silurian, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,640. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
THE SILURIAN, BOOK 6: THE FOX on the Water - Arthur is gone from Britain, over the seas to fight for his Armorican allies, and Bedwyr is left behind. Arthur is gone for years, and how long can the Fox stand being separated in this cruel way? Always rebellious, Bedwyr leaves his homeland and barters for passage to Armorica on a Norseman’s long-boat.
The Silurian, Book 5: Facing the Bear
Series: The Silurian, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 220,140. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Here begins Arthur's greatest battle and Britain's greatest victory over the Saxon and Angle alliance as they seek to wipe Arthur's forces from the land. The Angles, led by Arthur's old enemy, the Atheling Colgrin, begin their invasion at Badon Hill, where Colgrin and his force of eight thousand Saxon war-dogs face the Bear's two thousand in their last and devastating conflict.
The Silurian Book 4: Bedwyr's Loss
Series: The Silurian, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Freshly broken from his time in Cadwallon Longhand’s war-host, reunited with Arthur, it is time for the Fox to begin the long journey to regain his place in the Clan Bear – and go to war against the mighty Angle warlord, the Atheling Colgrin.
The Silurian; Book 3: Longhand, White-tooth and The Fox
Series: The Silurian, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Taken from the Clan Bear, the Fox is forced into the army of King Cadwallon Llawhir, known as 'Longhand', to fight for the Men of Gwynedd. Longhand needs Bedwyr’s knowledge to help destroy Arthur’s rise to Imperator, for only Bedwyr knows how Arthur fights and wins. And in the army of Longhand, Bedwyr is forced to fight; is abused and imprisoned until the coming of the Bear to free him.
The Silurian, Book 2: Arthur's Army
Series: The Silurian, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,120. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Here begins Arthur’s brilliant and annihilating South Saxon campaign; where he destroys the Saxons of the south coast weald in battle after battle. Yet does he push his cousin, Medraut, too far? Traitors begin to arise from within the ranks of his army as he takes his warriors to the limits of their endurance.
The Silurian, Book 1: The Fox and The Bear
Series: The Silurian, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 248,760. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Hundreds of years ago in a land ravaged by fierce clans, where only the strongest survive...a Legend of the People was born. From the historic tales of King Arthur comes a raw, riveting and passionate series of novels by author L.A. Wilson, who breathes fresh new life into this spell-binding story. Told in first-person by Bedwyr...the person closest to Arthur's heart.

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