Check out this author spotlight for Paul Mouchet!
You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his 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!
Paul Mouchet hails from a small town, just outside of Ottawa, Ontario where he lives with his lovely wife Candice and his rambunctious golden retriever Gizmo. He is a retired IT consultant, turned computer game developer and novelist. When he’s not in front of his computer, he enjoys the outdoors, movies, books and all things fantastical.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Autumn
Cat or dog? Dog
Tea or coffee? Both
Morning or evening? Morning
Library or museums? Museums – if I go to the library, I make a nest and they kick me out.
Hunter or gatherer? Hunter
Witches or wizards? Wizards
Ninjas or pirates? Pirate Ninjas
Mountains or beaches? Mountains
Plotter or pantser? Pantser
Pen and paper or computer/phone? Computer – never phone
Standalone or series? Series
Book or ebook? eBook
Hero or anti-hero? Redeemed hero.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
Noblebright. There is too much darkness in the world, where the good are too easily trodden upon. I like it when good triumphs over evil, the heroes are worthy, and the happily ever after.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write Epic/Noblebright/YA. In my current series, Priest of Titan, a teen girl sets out on a noble quest, only to find out that life is far more complicated than she had ever realized. I had started releasing this series in November of 2020. I had published the first four books by March 2021, but I wasn’t happy with them. In May 2021 I pulled them all off the shelves and I’ve been completely rewriting them. Call of Titan, the first book in the series, was rereleased in July 2021.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Book 2 in the Priest of Titan series, Hand of Titan, released on Aug 31,2021 and Book 3, Hammer of Titan will follow in October. Book 4, Eyes of Titan is not yet scheduled, but I’m expecting it to be available in December.
- Call of Titan: https://books2read.com/u/b6OAG6
- Hand of Titan: https://books2read.com/u/bPxP2J
- Hammer of Titan: https://books2read.com/u/mZrrj5
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!
My real-life inspiration are my dogs Buddy and Gizmo. Buddy passed away in the spring of 2020, but I’ll carry him with me for the rest of my life. He was the inspiration for Lump, the lovable protector golden retriever wolfdog. Gizmo, is Runt, the oversized dire wolf pup.
As far as fictional inspiration, I would probably say Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and A Song of Ice and Fire. Harry Potter is still my favorite YA tale.
I’ve got to say, I like it when the young reluctant hero comes into his own and becomes an inspiration to those around him/her (even if the hero is flawed.) Lord of the Rings is still my favorite example of world building. Tolkien led me into his world and made me fall in love with it. What I liked most about A Song of Ice and Fire was the intrigue and the simple fact that, sooner or later, the people we love will die. Martin killed off a few more characters than I’d have liked, but it brought a good dose of reality to the fantasy.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
In general, I’m up before 6am. While the coffee is brewing I catch up on my social media. Once I get a coffee in front of me, I start writing. I typically go until noon and then my brain shuts down. If I’m feeling energetic, I’ll reread what I wrote in the afternoon, but usually I concentrate on the business side of things – marketing, advertising, and educating myself. I have a lot to learn still.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Spend more time learning the craft before rushing to publish, and hire a developmental editor sooner rather than later.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!