#BLTBF – Meet Kristofer M. Hanson

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Hello everyone. I wanted to introduce the authors who will be at Book Love & Taters Book Festival on October 31st.

Second up is Kristofer M. Hanson.

Me:   Hi Kris. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

Me:   What genres do you enjoy writing in?
Kris:   Fantasy and Science Fiction, ranging from YA to Mainstream

Me:   Can you tell us a little about your books?
Kris:   My first book is The Attuning, The Athran Saga, Book 1. I literally created Athran and the universe it resides in from the “celestial” ground up. The first book feels a little like high fantasy, as you meet Dwarves (don’t say that name to their face), see a form of Elf that is not an Elf (the Elffin), as well as other creatures such as the Orc-like Gralln and brutish Ogres. Then there is an element of steampunk mixed into the book as the people on the planet Athran have successfully combined their form of magic, elemental Mysticism, with different technologies. A white Mystic who manipulates air can fly an air barge, or a Red Mystic (fire) working with a Blue Mystic (water) can create a steam engine.

Once the world was created, I then asked myself, does a Dwarf or an Elf look into the stars and wonder what is up there? This is where elements of science fiction begin to bleed into the story. What if something from the stars came to them? What would happen to a fantasy world at odds with a science fiction world? Are the two truly separate, or can the fantasy be explained by science? Not to give too much away, but it has been more fun than I imagined writing this book.

I am currently 2/3 of the way done with Book 2, and look forward to finishing this series as a trilogy and pushing farther into this world and universe that I have crafted.

Me:   What made you decide to pursue writing professionally?
Kris:   I am a retired Disabled Veteran and Wounded Warrior, having served in the Air Force for 18 years. I have been creating this world for over a decade now, but the military has kept me thoroughly busy. Now that I am retired, it is time to share this story with the world and open people’s imaginations. 

Me:   What others genre(s) or subject(s) would you like to write?
Kris:   I don’t see myself writing in another genre, but I could see myself writing exclusively in either category, even though I prefer to mix the two together.

Me:   If you could meet one author, who would you choose and why?
Kris:   R.A. Salvatore and Robert Jordan are my biggest influences. I have already met Mr. Salvatore, so I would given a lot to see Mr. Jordan while he was still alive. Robert Jordan created a world and story that spanned over fifteen books, and I would just like to sit down over a nice cup of coffee and pick his brain about his characters and writing process.

Me:   For those of you who may not know, The Books Love & Taters Book Festival takes place during the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla, Georgia. This is my little town and it’s a big to-do around here. 😀 Every year, we take on a different theme. This year “There’s No Place Like Home” (The Wizard of OZ) was chosen.
My question to you is, who is your favorite Wizard of OZ character and why?
Kris:   Toto. A loyal dog and companion just along for the ride. He was brave and someone Dorothy could use to remind her of home.

Me:   Whose qualities do you like the most and why:

Tinman – Heart
Lion – Bravery
Scarecrow – Brains
Dorothy – Dreamer
Kris:   Like any good zombie, I would go for more brains. What is bravery if you don’t have the brains to guide it? You just needlessly throw your life away because you are not smart enough to realize those fifty flying monkeys are probably a bit too much to handle without some help. Heart is great, but heart is just a battery for the brains. You could say that emotions and empathy come from the heart, but the are actually formed in the brain through a long life full of experiences. Dreams are where our brains go to play when we sleep. If we did not dream, we would literally go insane. Sorry folks, but the Scarecrow was onto something here. Perhaps he wanted more brains and intellect so he could finally finish his plan of taking over Oz.

“What are we going to tonight, Scarecrow?”

“The same thing we do every night, Lion, try and take over the world… of Oz!”

Me: Thanks bunches, Kris!  And that was too, too, tooooooooooo funny!!!

ABOUT KRISTOFER M. HANSON:

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Kristofer Hanson is an independent author who has just emerged on the fantasy and science fiction scene. He is also a retired, 18-year United States Air Force Veteran and Wounded Warrior. While serving his nation took up most of his time, he has finally had the opportunity to sit down and bring his stories to life. His time spent in the military heavily influences his writing, and he hopes his readers enjoy the adventures he takes them on. 

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Thanks for stopping by everyone. Please visit the Books Love & Taters Book Festival website. AND if you are in the Ocilla, Georgia area, stop by October 31st. You’ll find all of us at the “MEET THE AUTHORS” booth.

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

 

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#BLTBF – Meet Raven Price

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#BLTBF – Meet Raven Price

Hello everyone. I wanted to introduce the authors who will be at Book Love & Taters Book Festival on October 31st.

First up is Raven Price.

Me:   Hi Raven. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

Me:   What genres do you enjoy writing in?
Raven:   Fantasy / Romance

Me:   Can you tell us a little about your books?
Raven:   The are Christian Fiction with a supernatural, fantasy and romantic twist.

  1. The Plan
  2. The Conversion
  3. The Chosen

The Plan is my first book. It is a stand alone novel.
The Conversion & The Chosen are two of a trilogy I am working on that shows how God uses normal people to bring others into knowing his love while helping them find a loving relationship for themselves. I use a lot of supernatural events mixed with drama in this trilogy.

Me:   What made you decide to pursue writing professionally?
Raven:   In 2010, I was compelled to write my own story in a fictitious format after remembering how reading formed my beliefs and lifestyle.

Me:   What others genre(s) or subject(s) would you like to write?
Raven:   I’ve been told by a couple of reviewers that I have a tendency to write in several genres in one novel. So to answer your question, I don’t have another one I pretty much cover the basics other than erotica. My style covers romance, fantasy, drama, supernatural, science fiction, horror, crime, YA, and NA.

Me:   If you could meet one author, who would you choose and why?
Raven:   Nora Roberts. I like Nora, because she writes a lot like me. She even has a drama series under another name: JD Robb.

Me:   For those of you who may not know, The Books Love & Taters Book Festival takes place during the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla, Georgia. This is my little town and it’s a big to-do around here.   😀   Every year, we take on a different theme. This year “There’s No Place Like Home” (The Wizard of OZ) was chosen.
My question to you is, who is your favorite Wizard of OZ character and why?
Raven:   I like Dorothy. She is stubborn, driven to explore and loving all at the same time.

Me:  Whose qualities do you like the most and why:

  • Tinman – Heart
  • Lion – Bravery
  • Scarecrow – Brains
  • Dorothy – Dreamer

Raven: Dorothy. Dorothy is inquisitive. She hates evil and wants to rescue the innocent which leads her through a journey of self-discovery and moral values. She loves her aunt and unle and the men who work with them, but she is sadden when they want to side against her when an evil woman wants to destroy her dog. To stop injustice on her own, she flees only to be trapped in a supernatural event which throws her into a land where she has to grow. This journey will empower her and help others to overcome fears and brokenness.

Me:   Thanks bunches, Raven!!!!

ABOUT RAVEN PRICE:

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Raven Price is a wife, mother and grandmother who writes Christian Fiction. Along with writing, she works for her church and engages people on social media.  With three books published, she also writes a blog twice a month called Author Talk Interview to help other authors get promoted.

 The Plan      The Conversion      The Chosen

SHOW SOME LINKY LOVE:

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Please visit the Books Love & Taters Book Festival website. AND if you are in the Ocilla, Georgia area, stop by October 31st. You’ll find all of us at the “MEET THE AUTHORS” booth.

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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October is BIZ-ZEEEEEEEEEE!

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I am having issues with my laptop, which is why I haven’t been on time with my posts lately. Some days it will allow me to go to certain websites, some days no. Today is a good day!!!!!

October is an amazing month! AND it will be busy for writers. Check out what all I know about this month…

#PBPitch

(October 15th, 8 am – 8 pm)
www.pbpitch.com

Twitter event for Picture Books only! You can categorize by sub-genre too. Agents will definitely be checking this feed throughout the day. Check out the website for all the deets!

#WIK15

(October 16th – 18th)
www.southern-breeze.scbwi.org

Southern Breeze’s Chapter of SCBWI has their fall conference. Learn about your craft, promotional ideas, network and more. Check out the Southern Breeze website for all the deets!

#SoGAWritersGuild

(October 27th)

Writers of all genres are welcomed in the South Georgia Writers Guild. We meet monthly in Adel, Georgia and quarterly in Tifton, Georgia. We have monthly challenges of #30mdare using the same prompt, discuss marketing, and talk about writing in general. Leave me a comment if you would like more information about this great group I happen to belong to. 😀

#BLTBF

(October 31st, 9 am – 5 pm)
www.blandtbf.wix.com/bltbf

This is the biggest little book festival in South Georgia. Okay, it’s the only book festival in south Georgia. I saw a need to promote literacy and this is how I’m trying to get my community better involved. It is held within the Arts & Crafts venue of the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla, Georgia. There is a great line up of six authors. Come out and say hello!

So, please excuse me if my laptop shows out again. And let me know if you are planning on attending any of these events.

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

 

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What will you be doing this month?
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Will you be attending #WIK15? Let me know, so I can say HI!
Do you live in South Georgia, USA? You are officially invited to our next meeting! Let me know you are interested.
If you’re near Ocilla, Georgia on Halloween, come to the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival and find the Books Love & Potatoes Book Festival booth and say HI!

 

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