Interview with Kyle Perkins

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Today’s interview is with Kyle Perkins. Welcome to the blog. I found you on Twitter, liked your posts and invited you to interview with me. Tell us something about yourself.

Kyle PerkinsI am Kyle Perkins, author of Reddened Wasteland, Teabreeze, and a few others. I am from Florida, I am a fan of sarcasm, dogs, and anything computer related.

At what point did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I never wanted to be a writer growing up. I actually despised writing and saw it as a punishment. Later in life though, I was bored in between waiting for new games to come out that I wanted to play, so I joined a couple text-based role playing groups based around some of my favorite games. It was there that I learned to love writing, and where other people started loving my work.

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What They’re Saying About Transformation Project

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on October 10, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

I am Facebook friends with Lela Martin, although not through her writings. I had never read any of her books until last night, and I read two of them in one sitting.

Front Cover LAWKI no windowI typically avoid action novels written by women because they tend to devolve into romance novels. This novel is not like that. It is one of the most appealing post-apocalyptic novels I have ever read, and one of the most appealing aspects of it is that it deals with matters of faith. Most novels of this sort are recountings of fighting against nature, against enemies, and against government. They seem to follow a formula where people are survive only by their own wits and skills. I’ve often wondered how realistic these scenarios are, and how people of faith would deal…

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Delving into the Middle Ages

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Willow Branch Blue White Recreation CoverDaermad Cycle (The Willow Branch is Book 1, Mirklin Wood is Book 2) is an epic fantasy that takes place in a largely medieval world. It’s not Europe. My Celts felt through a rip in reality and have been building their own world for 1000 years. They left Europe more than a 1000 years ago in our realm, so my Celts missed our Middle Ages, but on the assumption that they were headed that way anyway, I allowed them to develop their own systems along those lines.

The Middle Ages weren’t a monolithic time period. They can be divided up into smaller periods, each with its own unique characteristics and qualities. Furthermore, each part of Europe had its own historical development, traditions and customs. There was really only one unifying feature – an institution that encompassed all of Europe through most of that time – the Catholic Church.

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Interview with Rachael Eliker

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Today’s interview is with Rachael Eliker. Welcome to the blog.

Thank you! J

Tell us something about yourself. 

eliker-author-picI was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska but have been transplanted to Clayton, Indiana (just west of Indianapolis) when my husband finished schooling. I’m a stay-at-home mother and keep busy with a small hobby farm, a fixer-upper house, four adorable, rascally kids and a handful of livestock. When I’m not writing, I’m nurturing my love/hate relationship with running, riding our horses, swinging with the kids or hanging precariously from the ladder.

Sounds like a busy life. At what point did you know you wanted to be a writer? 

Writing has always been on my mind, but it took becoming a stay-at-home mother to give me the time, courage and inspiration to take that leap into publishing. Writing is a creative release and I particularly like to draw fromeliker-road-to-the-regalia3 past experiences, as…

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Interview #2 with Bokerah Brumley

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Bokerah BrumleyI’m welcoming back Bokerah Brumley to the blog. When I interviewed Bokerah in April, she and I were probably both writing pieces for the Agorist Writers Workshop’s anthology Echoes of Liberty which asked for an alternative history short with a twist … focusing on agorist, libertarian, voluntaryist themes. When my short was accepted, I offered to interview the other authors and then discovered Bokerah’s name in the list. Welcome back.

Thanks, Lela! It’s great to be back. I was happy to see your name on the list, too. I’ve poked around your blog, and I like what I see, so I was very much: “Oh, oh! Yay! I know her!” J

You write fantasy, so you’re clearly interested in speculative fiction. Agorist Writers Workshop has produced two anthologies that are speculative fiction focus on libertarian themes. Tell me what first attracted you to the Agorist Writers Workshop?

I write mostly…

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