Monthly Archives: December 2019

Interview with James Maxey

At what point did you know you wanted to be a full time writer? Describe the journey that led to your first published book. This would be a very, very long answer in any sort of detail. The short answer … Continue reading

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Fantasy Focus End of the Year Top Five Books

Happy Holidays everyone! So as promised, the team at Fantasy Focus has come up with our top 5 reads of 2019. Now just to make it clear, these are Fantasy novels that were read by members of the team this … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Die — by James Wolanyk

Death is one of the most illogical things about life. It drives a wedge into our neatly packaged notions of meaning in the world, forcing you to ask an essential question: why would something be born just to die? And … Continue reading

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Interview with RG Long

You’ve just completed a massive 12 book undertaking with Legends of Gilia. How did it feel to press publish on the 12th and final book? It felt like I’m not done yet! I’ve actually gone one step crazier and made … Continue reading

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The Kurtherian Gambit and Building Fantasy Characters with Author Michael Anderle

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 83 with Michael Anderle. Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This … Continue reading

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The Broken Empire Trilogy: by Mark Lawrence–a Review by Jamie Edmundson

The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns I actually read Red Sister before this series and was a bit ‘so where’s the grimdark, Mark?’ Having read this series I’m ‘Ah, … Continue reading

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James Eggebeen and the Ambitious Expansion of a Fantastical World — by Michael Evan

James Eggebeen recently signed a trilogy deal with Aethon books for his “Apprentice to Master” series, a very well written coming of age classic Epic Fantasy about a young Wizard and Sorceress on the run from a magic stealing priesthood. … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeffrey L. Kohanek

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Describe the story that led to your first published work I have always had a desire to create, and fulfilled that need in various ways over the years including, drawing, … Continue reading

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A Chat About the Crystal Dragon Series with Author Katie Cherry

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 82 with Katie Cherry. Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This … Continue reading

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The Trouble With “Action”, by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

The Trouble With “Action” I’ve often been criticized for the “slow” pace of my books, especially by the “action junkies” who expect a fight, revelation, or surprise in every chapter, or at the least every other chapter. Now, I’d be … Continue reading

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