Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
We have published three books in our fantasy series, Thread of Souls. We absolutely love the fantasy genre, and these books are based off a TTRPG game we play at home. We fell in love with these stories and characters we created, so it only felt right to turn them into a book series! It’s definitely been a passion project.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The most recent installment in the Thread of Souls series is Path of the Spiders. It was about three years ago that we played this plotline out at the table. We really loved the darker turn the plot took, and the heavier decisions character had to make.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Turning a TTPRG game into a book series is definitely unusual! We keep very detailed notes at the end of every game we play. And then, years later, we go through those notes to transform them into what is appropriate for a book format. This ends up giving us a highly detailed outline.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
We’ve always loved the Bartimaeus books by Jonathan Stroud. The style of writing, the rich world, and dynamic characters have stuck with us as some of the best work we’ve ever read.
What are you working on now?
We are currently working on the fourth book in the series! Asunder will be out in December of this year. We are so excited to tease it throughout the year!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
As indie authors, we are still learning that, haha. But it seems people can’t easily resist free ebooks!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you want to write. At the end this project, if you don’t like it or feel moved by it, then the promotional part won’t be any fun at all. But if you pour your heart and soul into it, then it won’t matter if it gets a million sales or none at all, you still will love it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
We can’t remember where it came from now, but it was about not worrying about what is trendy in the moment. The truest and best stories transcend trends.
What are you reading now?
Recently finished Six of Crows and currently are working out way through the older Dragonlance books.
What’s next for you as a writer?
We have an eight-book series planned for Thread of Souls, which we call the Spider Octology. Beyond that, we have many more prequels, supplements, and other stories to tell within this world!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Wow, what a good question! Probably all four of the Bartimaeus books, haha. We can never grow tired of reading those.