Gallery of Guests

Douglas W. T. Smith – See Post

Meet my very first guest, Douglas W. T. Smith. Mr. Smith is a fellow member of the Fantasy Sci Fi Writers Alliance (#FSFWritersAlliance) and a sword and sorcery fantasy writer from NSW, Australia. You can find him here. Click on the photo to check out his book, Shadow of the Wicked, which ranked in Amazon’s Top 5 List in Dark Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery eBooks in 2021! Just recently, Shadow of the Wicked was released as an audiobook. Congratulations, Mr. Smith!

E. B. Hunter – See Post

My second guest was the author who rounded us all up (the Fantasy Sci Fi Writers Alliance that is), E. B. Hunter. Mr. Hunter’s exciting stories are bursting all over recently published anthologies! Click here to find out more about the writer from Canada, his projects, and to read some absolutely riveting horror short stories. Click on the photos to order the Dragon Soul Press anthologies! To learn more About Dragon Soul Press, you can visit my Indie Presses page or click here.

Joey MacLennan – See Post

We learned what it means to be a lifestyle and adventure photographer. Joey is one of my all-time favorite photographers, and that’s not just because he’s family. Take a look at his website and see what I mean. We had a great time chatting about his professional life because it was a fun opportunity to get to know another side of him, though it was hard to pin him down since he’s almost always perched with his camera on some mammoth peak.

Lucky E. Noma – See Post

My friend and fellow author, Lucky E. Noma and I get to chat on a regular basis, and I am so happy to share his inspiring words and amazing talent in his Spotlight Feature. Mr. Noma has crafted amazing stories you can find on Amazon. He also creates fabulous AI artwork and will share a few examples. Click here for The New Defeat and Mr. Noma’s other stories on Amazon and follow him on Instagram to find his free short stories and to say hi from me! You can also follow Mr. Noma on BookBub

Anna K. Moss – See Post

Meet Anna K. Moss, a dark fantasy author from the UK. Anna recently launched her new services as a freelance editor. Anna works with fiction and non-fiction clients, authors, publishers, businesses, and creators to improve their content.  She has a degree in English and additional qualifications in journalism and editing, as well as a wealth of experience developing structure and flow for videogames.

Anna also recently released her new book The Worthy available on Amazon. Click on her photo to learn more about her editing services and follow her blog and YouTube channel for some lively author interviews. You can also follow Anna on Goodreads.

Kent Wayne – see Post

I met Kent Wayne right here on WordPress. His book promos are a hoot! and I had to invite Kent to a Q&A to learn more about how his mind works and where he comes up with the ideas for his stories. Visit our blog post for inspiration and insight on a writer’s life.

Audrey Markowitz – See Post

In December 2022, we met an amazing and inspiring teacher of art. Audrey has spent loads of time and energy spreading the joy of creating. In particular Zentangle art. She even presented a fabulous Tedx in 2016 that is super encouraging for those coping with illness through creative outlets.

Audrey’s formal education wasn’t focused on the visual arts. Her BA degree was in Communication Arts and Science, and she has an MA in Human Resources Management and Development. Before turning to art as a career, Audrey provided services in motivational speaking, team building, and teaching teachers how to teach.

This year, Audrey has called a halt to teaching to focus more time on her own art and I’m very happy for her and excited to follow what she will be sharing next. I’ve been her dedicated student since October 2015 and she has been one of my most important mentors. I’m excited to have a chat with her and share some of that inspiration with you.

Madeline Davis – See Post

Madeline and I met in the Fantasy Sci Fi Writer’s Alliance and enjoy helping each other with story feedback. Her insights and editing tips have been invaluable. I love Madeline’s imaginative stories infused with the elements of her classical education and feel privileged to share in her writing journey.

Madeline is a harpist and an avid student, currently working towards her undergraduate degree in the Classics, as that field allows her ample exploration in her favorite subjects–literature, philosophy, theology, history, and languages–all at the same time.

She also enjoys poring over ancient texts and researching in her chosen subjects to incorporate the results into her fantasy genre stories. She hopes to give others a share of the delight she has derived from so many fine tales. And I’m delighted she is joining me for a Q&A, so she can pass that on to you.

Isa Ottoni – See Post

I also met this up and coming fantasy writer who resides in Portugal through the Fantasy Sci Fi Writer’s Alliance, and like Madeline, Isa is extremely generous with her feedback and support for all of us there. For me, she has been an inspiration and invaluable to my writing journey.

Isa started her career writing science and teaching English as a Second Language, before falling in love with crafting her own fantastical universes. Her comic fantasy tale Braza is featured in Funemployment Press’s Quarterly Summer of Year One. She lives with her husband and their dog in a flat that overlooks the ocean, and spends her days writing, reading, and wondering about the what-ifs of life. I can’t wait for her visit, so we can all experience her joy and generosity.

I’m excited to add here that The Fantasy Sci Fi Writers Alliance just launched its website and Isa provided the very first blog, How Finding a Writing Community Changed My Life. Check it out!

Sevannah Storm – See Post

Sevannah is a sci fi fantasy romance author I met through NaNoWriMo in 2021, and wow is she a writing machine. Her progress is always motivating. And she has a fantastic collection of books on Amazon for you to check out.

Sevannah was born and raised in Africa and is a slave to her internal muse, Reginald. She writes action-packed romances with happily-ever-after and is a firm believer in relatable characters who are strong, capable yet bowled over by love.

Her home is a land south of Wakanda, where animals roam free. Born in Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa. The crisp blue skies with cotton-candy sunsets expand her heart and soul, encapsulating a sense of freedom. Check out her website and newsletter. I can’t wait to chat with her about her writing life and insights.

Jorma Kansanen – See Post

Jorma Kansanen relaunched his series this February with fantastic new elements his fans will love. We are members of the Fantasy Sci Fi Writers Alliance, and when he started talking about his plans for February, I jumped on the chance to have him stop by and talk about this exciting event.

Jorma has worked in the newspaper and media business. His name has been seen on the byline of publications from Manchester, England to San Diego, California.

For his whole life, the Canadian-born Finnish American has been a fantasy and science-fiction aficionado. From “The Hobbit” and the original “Star Wars” as a child to diving head first into “Game Of Thrones” and “The Mandalorian” as an adult, Jorma has immersed himself in imagination. You can see the latest about Jorma here. But stop by the post first and jump into our great conversation about a writer’s life and the passion it takes to create an entire fantastical series.