Author Interview, Mark McQuillen

Continuing in our author interview series, today we’re hosting Mark McQuillen. Please enjoy.

Tell us about your book.

Well, actually there are 12 of them that chronicle Malices journey from Archvillianess to Queen of the Valkyrie. It’s a story of love, redemption, justice and more importantly to the character herself revenge.

When did you realize that you were a writer?

Since I was about 8, I wrote little stories for my friends, etc. I didn’t start seriously writing until 2015 when I wrote the first Valkyrie Novella.

Do you have any books coming out this year?

Hopefully three, the two rewrites of the first two Valkyrie Novellas and Valkyrie 4.

If readers are looking to connect with you, what’s the best way to do it?

Stalker Links

⏩Twitter
https://twitter.com/mmcquillen44
⏩Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14240604.Mark_McQuillen
⏩Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/MarkMcQuillenMadhouse/
⏩Facebook Author Group   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1042538899090816/
⏩Amazon Author Page
http://amzn.to/2cs5see
⏩Website
http://mmcquillen44.wixsite.com/themadhouse
#TheBlackRose
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1263890940363463/
#ValkyrieTakeovers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2333535150222791

What are you working on right now?

A prequel story part of Malice’s origin story called “Into the Shadowlands”

Tell us about submitting your book. What was that like for you?

Well I’m a self-published writer it was kind of daunting pushing that submit button on Amazon the first time

What author would you say inspires you the most?

George RR Martin, he spent years decades in obscurity before writing GOT. He’s living proof that if you work at writing long enough someone will notice you.

Who is your current favorite author?

Neil Gaiman

What was your first favorite book as a child?

The Hobbit, I was 6.

What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to when you first started writing?

Never give up just write something every day and eventually you’ll reach your goal.

What would you consider the best thing you’ve ever done for your writing career.

Just getting through the first novella was quite the accomplishment at least for me.

What would you consider the most fulfilling moment you’ve experienced as a writer?

Winning Best Fantasy and Best Epic Fantasy Awards back to back at the Virtual Fantasy Faire in 2017-2018.

What book would you suggest to anyone who wants to write?

I really haven’t ever read any writing books. I’m self-taught. But as far as books in the genre that you are interested in writing in I would suggest you read every one that you can get your hands on.

 

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