Saturday, November 5, 2011

Welcome, Brian Knight


Thank you so much for being here, SB Knight,

1: What genre do you write? At the current time my stories are firmly in the Dark Fantasy genre. In the future I may try my hand at a different genre but for now I greatly enjoy writing Dark Fantasy novels.

2: How long have you been writing? I have been writing short stories, poetry and novels for…. 5 years I believe.

3: What do you like the most and least about writing? I love that I am able to share my stories through writing. As I write I become a part of the story and that is always exciting. What I like least is when two of my stories battle for attention. In the end it is a good thing but until I finally step up and start writing one it can be a distraction. Ironically, one will win out over the other and that is the one I go with.

4: What do you do for fun and relaxation when not writing? Fun and relaxation…hang on I need to get my dictionary. OH, I know what they are. Just kidding, I try to do a lot outdoors. I like to garden, play basketball and go hiking. When I can’t do those things I read or you will find me with my wife relaxing outside on our deck. I also really enjoy cooking and find that to be both enjoyable and relaxing.   

5: Which authors do you like to read? There are many but my absolute favorites are: Tolkien, Fiest, Brooks, and the late Robert Jordan to name a few. Yes, these are all epic fantasy authors and yes, that is my favorite genre to read. One day I hope to write an epic fantasy like these authors.

6: What’s the one thing you’d most like people to know about you? I had to think about this one. I would much rather have people see those traits in me rather than me tell them. I will say this; I am driven by faith and put forward my best effort in everything I attempt to accomplish.

7: Tell me about your current novel, where can I find it? Unfortunately we have to wait a little longer before my debut novel is released. My current novel is the sequel to Born of Blood which is my debut novel. The trilogy revolves around a bloodline with sinister ties which spawned an age old evil. It is the ultimate hunter and hunted situation. Things you thought you knew are only half the story.

8: Do you have any tips for aspiring authors? Never give up. If you don’t reach your expectations keep going. Time has no regard for your goals but in time you will reach them. It may not be exactly what you hoped for but it will be an accomplishment and that should be celebrated. Keep working.

9: Do you base your characters on real-life people? I would say they reflect some real life people. To be honest, I would say my characters have a touch of my personality in their DNA. Yes, I can see characteristics of real people in them.

10: How did you come up with the idea for this book? Actually, Born of Blood was developed more from a self challenge than anything else. I worked off the premise of ‘what if.’ Many novels are born that way but when it comes to vampires there are not a lot of ‘what if’ questions remaining that haven’t been addressed already. I found one ‘what it’ question that was partially addressed; however, a new twist was born from it and so we have Born of Blood, book one of The Blood Chronicles.

11: What are you currently working on? I am currently working with my editor on Born of Blood. I also have the sequel to Born of Blood in the works as well as a third novel. It sounds like a lot and it is but, so far, everything is working out well.

12. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you? It is my hope that you will see my name often as I have a number of books I wish to write. With each I plan to improve my skill in the craft of writing. Of course, I would greatly appreciate it if you picked up a copy of my novel(s) when released. Below you will find links to my sites where you can get updates, find additional interviews and fun stuff like that. You can contact me through my site too.

13. Where can we find you? Website? Blog?
You can find me here:
Twitter - @thenewauthor

Send your completed interview to Roseanne at rodow62@yahoo.com and I’ll schedule a date for you. Don’t forget to add an excerpt (if it’s unedited, say so) and a jpeg of your cover art (if you have it) and yourself if you’d like.

6 comments:

gail roughton branan said...

I personally feel my best work, that I hope will one day see the light of an e-reader is a dark horror/fantasy. I can relate! Nice to meet you S.B. Knight!

J Q Rose said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release and the series. What an exciting time for you. Best wishes!

Sue Perkins said...

I love fantasy, not sure if I'd like dark fantasy but your series sounds intriguing. Might give it a try.

Brian said...

Gail - Nice to meet you too. I hope your horror/fantasy novel is published for all to read as well.

JQ - Thank you! It has been a wild, exciting journey.

Sue - I hope that you do give it a try and I really hope you enjoy it. Have you read my book excerpt?

BarbaraB said...

Roseann, thanks for hosting Brian today.
Hey Brian, I'm interested to see what your twist on vampires is? Hope your book comes out soon.

Brian said...

Barbara - We have to wait a little while longer but March of 2012 is getting here.