Here is my author interview with Pembroke Sinclair for The Virtual Book Con Event featuring sci-fi and fantasy authors. We will be highlighting her book Wucaii which is available for FREE on KU so make sure to grab your copy today.
What is your favorite thing about the fantasy/sci-fi genres?
I love that you can do anything in these genres. Sure, there are rules, but they can be broken and magic can be an everyday thing. Your imagination can run wild and you can invent new technologies. It’s the best!
What is your favorite fantasy/sci-fi based movie?
Aliens. When I grow up, I want to be an Alien Queen.
How many books do you current have in the fantasy/sci-fi genres and which one would you recommend new readers starting with?
Uhhhhhh, that’s hard to say. I would go to my bookshelf and count, but I don’t think you have that kind of time.
To start with, it depends on what the readers are interested in. One of my favorite fantasy authors is Piers Anthony. You can’t go wrong with any of his books. For classics, I really enjoy Heinlein.
Oh! And let’s not forget about C.S. Lewis—his Narnia series rocks, but I also enjoyed the Space Triology . And the one book I reread all the time is Alice in Wonderland.
What one thing has changed about you or your writing from when you first started to now?
Well, I hope I’ve improved somewhat. 🙂 I’ve also decided that I really enjoy writing in the young adult category, so the vast majority of my books will be in that genre.
If you could vacation to any spot in the world with anyone where would you go and who would accompany you?
I’m really fascinated to check out Ice Land. I would love for my entire family to go.
What do you find to be the hardest thing about writing or publishing a book?
Finding time for promotion. Life is so busy, so I squeeze writing in when I can, but there is so little time for putting myself out in the world. I do what I can, but it never seems to be enough.
Do you find that you sell more books during certain months or holidays versus other times?
Ummmm, not really. Maybe Halloween with my zombie books, but don’t quote me on that!
What is your favorite part about being an author?
Without a doubt, the readers. Writing without them would be pointless.
Do you have any specific reviews or comments that stand out that you have received over time?
I do! I think so far my favorite one came for Wucaii. The reader really captured in words what I attempt to do as a writer. My work is usually very dark.
Here’s the review:
I have mixed feelings about this book, but I think it’s because it’s so different. There are very dark undertones to it that aren’t going to give you that happy go lucky feeling like the happily ever afters do. No,this is something entirely different. It’s the end of the world. And unfortunately there will be very few survivors. The dragons are the harbinger of death and will destroy everything on the planet. This is a scenario Aelana has been through several times and it never gets easier. This time though she meets her old love reincarnated once again and they still have that deep connection. Several times I had to ask myself if she wouldn’t try to stop so many innocent deaths. But this is one of those books where things are the way they are and it’s just the will of the universe. However, as bleak as it sounds, the book offers a unique turn on the apocalypse and a very interesting read involving dragons.