Today I introduce M.L. Spencer, an American writer and author of the ongoing fantasy series The Rhenwars Saga.
What is your current project?
I am currently working on the first draft of Darkrise, Book 4 in The Rhenwars Saga.
Give us a good one liner from your latest book
Okay, it’s more than 1 line, but it is less than 140 characters…😊
“Weapons don’t feel. They don’t wrestle with indecision or grope for understanding. And they’re never to blame for what they do.”
What’s your favourite imaginary world that’s not your own?
That’s a tough one. I think I’ll have to say Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. Although this might change in a week; there are so many incredible worlds that I have enjoyed! But I was truly spellbound by Pern, its dragons, firelizards, and weirs. I’d make that my home world in a heartbeat.
Tell us about a life experience that ended up in your fiction work.
Honestly, I can’t think of one. I don’t put my experiences into my fiction. About the closest thing I can think of is when a character slides his thumb along a crack in the wood of a table – something I used to do as a kid sitting at my mom’s kitchen table. Which is pretty obscure, I know! But my life does NOT imitate art, and I don’t want my art to imitate my life!@MLSpencer1 'Weapons don’t ...wrestle with indecision or grope for understanding.' Click To Tweet
What are the hardest and easiest aspects of writing for you?
Hardest: not being able to pull myself out of my writing to accomplish normal things that people do. I’m obsessive when I’m engrossed in a story. I find it difficult to pull away.
Easiest: I love the last few rounds of editing, when the manuscript is just about polished, and I can sit back, relax, and enjoy it.
Name another author that you would recommend reading.
Just one? Oh, boy. Don’t do this to me. I’d have to say CT Phipps. I really like what he’s got going on. Highly recommend Lucifer’s Star.
If you travelled in time, when would be your choice? Would you prefer magical or technological means of travel?
I would prefer to magically travel back in time all the way to the 80s. Why? Because too much further back than that, and I wouldn’t have access to antibiotics–and that would just not be good. So no middle ages for me! But I loved the 80s. I would watch Back to the Future, go windsurfing, and listen to tons of hair metal. Maybe even a little Depeche Mode.
Name 5 fictional characters you would invite to a dinner party.
And oh, the we fun we would have!
What is the next project?
Book 5. And then onto something else a little darker.
People want to know more! Where can we buy the latest book and where are you on the internet?
Don’t miss the facebook launch party for Darklands – June 24-25th. Check facebook page for more details.