Saturday, March 7, 2015

Interview w/ M.J. Austin author of the Bright Fire Series

Thanks for joining us on Dane's SciFi Blog. First question, Where did the idea for your novel come from?
I love mythology and I was reading Everneath by Ashton Brodi and the thoughts just started coming. I couldnt stop myself.

How did you start writing?
I really just wanted to write my book and say I finished it, so I joined NaNoWriMo2014

What does your writing process look like?
I just write whatever comes to mind and refine later. If I think too much while I am writing, I never write anything at all.

Where is your book set?
In the US on the east coast.

Are your characters based on real people?
Lyla is based on my best friend. She was so surprised and cried when she read it. We did actually have Binge Nights when we were kids.

Did you always want to write?
Ever since I was in high school I have dreamed of writing.

Which character is your favorite and why?
Cass, because she is so loving and warm.

What authors do you enjoy reading? Why?

J.K. Rowling, Amanda Hocking, Ashton Brodi. I love Fantasy and YA and getting immersed into a story. I also love James Patterson and trying to solve the Alex Cross puzzles.

What are you reading right now?
The Bane Chronicles

Dog or Cats?

Whats next for you?
I am working on Bright Fire Book 2 and The Prophetess, a novella featuring Cass.

Bright Fire Book 1 Purchase Link

Delfia thought she was a normal girl about to turn sixteen until her adoptive parents are murdered by creatures from the underworld. Her life gets thrown into chaos as she teams up with her best friend, a strange guy, and a prophetess. 

She soon discovers her biological father, Hades, ordered the attack on her and her family because a prophecy names her as the one to take him down. She must first complete a set of tasks to free Persephone, her mother, from the underworld and defeat Hades. 

Will she be reunited with her mother or will she get sucked into the underworld?

About the Author:
M.J. Austin is the author of the Bright Fire series and NaNoWriMo 2014 winner. She has always found the world of fantasy preferable to the real world. She channels this love of mystical worlds and creatures into her writing. She is an avid reader and proud bookworm. She has a Master's Degree in Project Management, but her true passion is writing.

When she isn't working or writing she is diving into random projects as often as possible. She lives in Tennessee with three children, husband, and three dogs.

Author links
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Goodreads Page 
Amazon Author Page