I love authors. I love supporting authors. And I LOVE introducing readers to their new “favorite author.”
That’s why I invite authors onto my blog. Today, I’m thrilled to have not one, or even two, but FIVE guest authors. All of these writers are published with Roane Publishing, the small house that gave me my fiction debut. (I ADORE them!)
No one wants to read a long, wordy interview. Especially not from FIVE different wordsmith-type individuals. So, today, I’m asking all the authors of the newest fantasy anthology from Roane only ONE question.
Isn’t this cover amazing?
No, that wasn’t the one question. But so you know, they all shouted YES! It was really harmonic too.
So, authors, you’ve written stories with elemental magic of some sort. Which element are you? Why? What will you do with your elemental power?
Terri Rochenski (author of Mist Weaver) says:
I think I would want to be Air. Being able to manipulate mass with blasts. Water, Earth, and Fire can all be somewhat controlled by Air.
Now we know Terri is all about CONTROL. A perfect character trait for a fiction writer.
Kelly Said (author of The Myth of Mt. Agony) takes a deep breath and admits:
I wrote about earth, but feel like AIR is a pretty potent element. It’s a gentle breeze that can bring relief on a sweltering summer day. It’s a powerful force that can lift up or knock down anything in its path. And it’s contradictory in its nature, because it’s usually there when you need it (ahh, breathing is life), but will let you fall if you trust it too much (gravity can be a bummer — Wile E Coyote). If I had the ability to control air I think my prankster side would totally pop up. I’d walk by breezing papers off people’s desks, or go strolling down the sidewalk giving everyone bad hair days, LOL! But then I could see how something might set my temper off and I’d probably pull a Darth Vader move and yank the air out of someone’s lungs until they turned blue. Sigh. I’m too human to possess such power, which is why I write about characters who do. 😉
Another air aficionado. At least Kelly is wise enough to limit her elemental magic to the pages of the stories she writes. And who knew she was such a prankster?
Claire Davon (Author of The Dragon, The Witch, and the Swordswoman) had to think a moment before replying:
Oh such a complicated question! I like something about each one of them but if I have to pick one I would say water. If I had the elemental power to control and manipulate water I would want to use it to go down to the depths of the ocean that we cannot reach and see what it’s like down there for myself. What an adventure that would be! The ocean floor is such an unknown and it’s on our own planet!
Oh my. Claire is much braver than I am. The thought of all that water pressing down, suffocating me. *shivers* But authors have to be brave, so I applaud Claire’s adventurous spirit.
Rebecca Hart (author of Alice and the Egg) tilted her pirate’s hat at me and said:
I think I am a water element, personally, even though my story revolves around fire. I am addicted to all things ocean, and being a Virgo (the water bearer), I think it is just “who I am”. What would I do with my elemental power? Bring the ocean to me, of course. ?
Now Rebecca has the right idea. I’m a little bit of an ocean lover, too, as long as I’m on the beach.
Michael Siciliano (author of Forging Mettle) jumps right in with:
Um … is sarcasm an element, because I’ve honing my skill with that one since I was a teenager. All right, I admit, it’s not. It should be, but it’s not.
I’m kind of liking carbon, but if you put too much of it into the air, you get 90°F in January and beach front in Tennessee. Fine, fine, I’ll stop making jokes.
Medieval elements. I think my Talent would be to manipulate light. Making an area anywhere form pitch black to blindingly bright. Hey, that’s a pretty damned good idea. That might appear somewhere in a follow-up story to Forging Mettle. I call dibs.
Sarcasm is in fact an element. Wielded with skill by the bravest writers everywhere (consider Mark Twain).
And there you have it. Two air benders, a pair of water wielders and the man who would be a light bringer.
If you want to learn more about these authors, they’re also doing an interview over at Liz’s Reading Life.
Of course, the best way to know an author is to read their stories. So, support an author today. Pick up your copy of BRAVING THE ELEMENTS.
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