Today I bring to you a few words from Maer Wilson, who’s the author of Relics. But first, a little about the book.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication: 5/1/13
Number of pages: Approx 293
Word Count: 105,000
When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they’re nothing like your mother’s fairy tales.
Most of Thulu and La Fi’s clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon should be simple.
The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.
Stunning humanity with their existence, portals to other worlds begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth.
When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi’s search becomes personal. They’ll need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that’s what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.
And now, a few words from Maer Wilson…
The Reader Behind the Author
By Maer Wilson
Like most of us, I was a reader before it ever occurred to me to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I’ve read thousands of books, forgetting a lot of them not long after I read them because I read so fast. In fact, I devoured books and read about five to seven a week for years. So it’s easy to see how I could forget some.
I read everything I could get my hands on, usually sci fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, historical fiction, thrillers. You name it. Now and then I even dipped into mainstream novels, if something seemed particularly exciting. I loved them all and never once imagined I’d one day have my own book published.
Names like Tolkien, King, Koontz, Rice, Asimov, Herbert, Card, Dick, McCaffrey Powers, Martin and Rowling flitted through my hands and were finished all too quickly. I’d tell myself I was going to read slower. Savor the next book. That never happened though. I’d get caught up and next thing I knew the book was done. In some cases, I read them again because once or twice was not enough.
It’s all those thousands of books that helped me when I first got the idea to try writing a book. I knew from writer friends like Tim Powers that a writer had to read – a lot. Well, I’d done that part, anyway. I even sent my first few chapters off to him asking for an honest review. I fully expected to be told to not quit my day job, only in nicer terms. Instead he told me to finish the book. So that’s what I did.
Having all that reading experience helped me write something I wanted to read. But I doubt it would have been as much fun if I hadn’t had those thousands of books by brilliant authors to light the way for me. For their contributions to my life, personal, as well as writing, I’ll be eternally grateful.
Thanks so much for letting me stop by today.
About the author:
After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while.
Turns out she’s a writer. She’s always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard.
When she’s not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. She also co-hosts the literary podcast, “MythBehaving”. She lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her two dogs, a chihuahua and a poodle.
Relics is her first novel and will be released by Crescent Moon Press on May 1, 2013. You can visit her website at www.maerwilson.com.
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