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Welcome to BookNest.eu! Can you tell us a few things about yourself?

Welcome to BookNest.eu! Can you tell us a few things about yourself?

I live in Scotland with my wife and four children, working a full time office job in sunny Edinburgh. I write whenever I can, squeezing in a few hours here and there whenever possible.

What book did you enter SPFBO with, and is it your debut?

The Queen’s Executioner. It’s the first book in my Magelands series, but I released a prequel novella called From the Ashes back at the end of December to introduce the world.

Tell us a few things about it. What should the Judge you'll be allocated to, expect from it?

It’s an epic fantasy, told from four points of view. The series tends to get darker as it goes along - the first book is quite light-hearted in comparison!

You'll compete against 299 other books. Do you believe your book will stand out against the competition, and if yes, why?

I’m m hoping that the book’s originality will stand out. My ARC team were fairly consistent in stating that they never knew what was going to happen next.

Editor’s Note: Originality is fantastic, Christopher – we’re big fans of new ideas in the field.

WHERE DID YOU HIDE THE MONEY!??!?!

Under the floorboards along with the skeletons.

Editor’s Note: Don’t go dredging up old skeletons. They’re

Why did you decide to enter SPFBO in the first place?

Glory and riches.

Are you working on a book right now? What should we expect from you next?

I have finished the Magelands series, and am a third of the way through book two of a follow-up series.

Anything else you would like to add? A message to the other contestants, the Judges, or Mark Lawrence himself?

We should all remember that we are not in competition with each other; but having said that I want to win.

Editor’s Note: Vainglorious personal ambition, we like it!

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Before or after carrying coconuts across the English Channel?

Editor’s Note: Before, preferably. At any rate, thank you for joining us today! Best of luck in the coming few months!

Interview with SPFBO Author Sonya Black 27, Jul

Welcome to BookNest.eu! Can you tell us a few things about yourself?

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, son, and two kitties, one of whom masquerades as a playful demon. I enjoy reading books in a wide range of genres and takes my inspiration from fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends. When I'm not writing, I can be found exploring alternate worlds via video games, enjoying my garden, and spending time with my family.

What book did you enter SPFBO with, and is it your debut?

A Sea of Broken Glass and no, it's not my debut.

Tell us a few things about it. What should the Judge you'll be allocated to, expect from it?

A Sea of Broken Glass is a flintlock fantasy set in a dark world where a fallen goddess unleashed a curse. It's fast-paced and has a unique magic system that incorporates music and the elements. Shapeshifting paladins, a fallen goddess, and a healer who is handy with a pistol, what's not to love?

You'll compete against 299 other books. Do you believe your book will stand out against the competition, and if yes, why?

I hope so. But as to why? I'll let you and the judges decide :-D

WHERE DID YOU HIDE THE MONEY!??!?!

Money? There's money hidden somewhere!?

Editor's Note: Always is.

Why did you decide to enter SPFBO in the first place?

I entered in SPFBO 3 and loved it. It was a wonderful experience and I met some amazing authors. I didn't have a book ready last year or I would have entered then as well.

Are you working on a book right now? What should we expect from you next?

I have a couple of books I'm working on. The sequel to A Sea of Broken Glass and a Japanese-inspired flintlock fantasy. I'm hoping to release both of the next year.

Anything else you would like to add? A message to the other contestants, the Judges, or Mark Lawrence himself?

This is an amazing opportunity and I'm grateful to Mark and all of the judges for the time and effort they put into this competition.

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

African or European?

Editor's Note: Thanks for joining us, Sonya, and we wish you the very best of luck over the coming months!