Check out this author spotlight for fantasy writer EG Stone!
You can find all the links for where to find her furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
E.G. Stone is an independent author who has been writing, quite literally, since the age of six. Since then, E.G. has improved rather a lot and has written several full-length novels, various short stories, a screenplay, snippets of poetry, and various blog entries that may or may not make sense. E.G. enjoys writing in many different genres. The favourites are science fiction, mystery (preferably of the murder variety), adventure, fantasy — basically anything where the world isn’t quite what you would expect. When not writing, she is off musing about the workings of languages, both real and created, or wandering around and experiencing new people, places and things. E.G. reads voraciously, perhaps to the point of slight-insanity. She also is enjoying making a go of this writer thing full-time. Weird, nerdy, perhaps a little crazy, she is having a grand old time writing, reading, reviewing, interviewing, and causing trouble.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these (or more) and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Winter, unless I’m having a strange day where I actually require some sunshine, then spring.
Cat or dog? Both? Though I have two cats that follow me around all the time, and the dog only follows me when it’s time for food, so I imagine the cats probably take precedence.
Tea or coffee? Tea, Earl Grey, hot
Morning or evening? That depends on what, exactly, I’m trying to do. Admin work? Morning. Reading a book? Evening
Library or museums? Library! Though, if museums have books, then that’s pretty cool, too.
Hunter or gatherer? Gatherer. I’m far too cumbersome to stalk something through the woods.
Witches or wizards? Well, I guess it depends on what I’m trying to do. If I need to curse someone, a witch would be useful. If I need to tame dragons, probably a wizard.
Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas, because ships and I do not get along. Though, I’d be a very slow ninja. Doing tai chi. In a garden.
Mountains or beaches? Mountains, most definitely
Plotter or pantser? Pantser
Pen and paper or computer/phone? As much as I love pen and paper, and would prefer to use that all the time for everything, I do actually have to use a computer because my hands cannot handle pen and paper for more than three pages at a time.
Standalone or series? Yes. Both. Either.
Book or ebook? If it’s got words, I do not care.
Hero or anti-hero? Anti-hero, just about every time.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
Um…this one is really rather difficult, since I read just about everything and therefore come across just about all the tropes or story types. I usually prefer whatever trope/story I’m reading at the moment, unless it’s really, really bad, which doesn’t happen too often.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write primarily fantasy and sci-fi, with a few bits and pieces of other things thrown in. Though, I do write romance of all sorts as Evelyn Grimald, so there’s that. But at the moment, I am working on writing more books for my upcoming series, On Behalf of Death, featuring Cal Thorpe, who is a marketing agent hired by Death. As expected, shenanigans ensue. I’m also working on the follow-on series to the Wing Cycle, called the Fire Wars Saga. Amongst other projects.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My most recent release is a rerelease of a book I published three years back, now. I had a great time writing the story and decided that it was time to give the book the cover and formatting it deserved. Information below:
The Crow and the King blurb:
Crow is a blacksmith apprentice without a master.
A chance meeting on the side of the road leads Crow to Jek, the royal blacksmith, and everything changes. For the first time in a long time, Crow has a place to belong, and a friend in the form of Crown Prince Alexander. The two make an unlikely pair, a man destined for the throne and a slim youth happy to work with fire.
There are secrets that Crow is hiding though, including a shadowed past that the world has forgotten, an affinity for the mysterious sword fighting style from the East, and the fact that while Crow might look like a boy, he is a woman, hiding her gender in an unkind world.
The Crow and the King is a tale of adventure and friendship, of learning to reconcile with the shadows of the past, and of finding love in the most unexpected of places.
Find the book at: https://egstone.com/book/the-crow-and-the-king/
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
I don’t actually know where my inspiration comes from, so I cannot name any specific sources. I simply have an idea and go with it.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
My writing routine is mostly to do admin work in the morning. Then, in the afternoon I sit down, put on my background music, and start writing whatever project needs working on that day. When I’m done with a chapter, or however far my brain takes me, that’s that. I complete a whole book before going back and doing edits, which is an entirely different process in itself.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to become an author, what would it be?
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!