Leisl Kaberry

Fantasy Authors Unplugged: Re-Cap

This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule.

Since there was an opening this week, I thought I’d re-cap interviews from previous weeks in case anyone missed any of these.

Back in December, Daniel Adorno appeared with an interview about his epic fantasy, The Blade Heir.

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In January, Fantasy Authors Unplugged first featured Autumn Birt that covered her Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy which begins with Born of Water. She also shared her inspiration, upcoming plans and thoughts on book trailers.

Autumn Birt

The next week, Ed Ireland appeared and shared his latest book, The Stormbringer.

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On January 21st, Michael Edging was featured with his co-author, Steve Arnold, for Annwyn’s Blood.

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The last week of January featured C. S. Boyack with his latest book, The Cock of the South.

Craig author pic Cockof the south

The first week of February featured, Leisl Kaberry, author of The Titanian Chronicles,

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Next, Robert Penner, author of Dark Moon Shadow was featured.

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Most recently Loren Weaver was featured with her new release, Tiger’s Peace.

Loren 4 Tigers Peace front

What I’ve found interesting in these interviews is the wide variety of known authors who have influence those featured in Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope everyone has found something that peaks their interest in these interviews. I’ve certainly enjoyed all of them and hope to get around to reading all these books as soon as I can.

Comments have been very favorable for these interviews so take a look at some of them. These featured authors have been very thoughtful and gracious with their time. I feel certain and some of these authors will have growing success in the coming years.

If you’re a fantasy author and would like to be interviewed for “Fantasy Authors Unplugged” just contact me via email or one of my social media channels and we’ll set one up. I do have weeks open for March so let me know if you want to set up a week.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. I’d also love to connect with you over social media so check my contact page for that information. See the News page for announcements and remember to sign-up to receive news and posts by email. I’ve added a new sign-up tab on my FaceBook page to simplify the process. New followers can download The Black Bag via free coupon today! Also, the cover of my book, The Bow of Destiny, was revealed recently so take a look.

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Fantasy Authors Unplugged – Leisl Kaberry

This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule.

Interview

Today I welcome Leisl Kaberry to Fantasy Authors Unplugged:

Q. Please tell us about yourself.

A. I’m an Aussie living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my husband and 4 kids. I’m fortunate enough to be a stay at home mum which has afforded me the privilege of being able to not only spend time focused on writing but also studying a degree in criminology and Criminal Justice. I have always been a big fan of rock music and while I love to sing… and do frequently, I’m not all that good. I love theatre acting and would have done a lot more musicals (had I had the vocal chops for it) but have been fortunate to get involved with amateur theatre in a number places I have lived. Despite my love of acting, in recent years my true passion has become writing.

Q. How did you get into writing?

A. I didn’t mean to, I always loved making up stories and even writing the odd one down but was adamant I would never be a writer… I was going to be an actor, after all. However, after I had my first child I was in a creative mood and found myself before the computer with an idea for a scene. Before long I had written a chapter and had the whole trilogy virtually mapped out in my head… I felt the story was too good not to write so made up my mind that come hail or shine I would write and publish it… even if I would be the only person with a copy on my shelf. That was nearly 13 years ago and now I truly do consider myself a writer.

Journey of Destiny - Leisl KaberryQ. What’s the title of your current book? What’s it about?

A. Titanian Chronicles – Journey of Destiny follows the adventure of two friends (an adventurous elf and a human with mystic powers) as they leave the protective borders of an all Elf Kingdom in order to seek out their destinies in the lands beyond… a world they know little about and that hosts all manner of races and differing cultures. Unbeknown to them, they are followed by an elf maiden both have been in love with since their youth. However, a cavalcade of trolls collecting slave girls, led by a man in black with a scar across his eye, make it a challenge for her to be reunited with her friends. Meanwhile a Dark Mage seeks to destroy all remaining wizards who could interfere with his plans, including those with untrained powers. The three must find their way in this new world where their hearts, minds and strengths are put to the test as destinies are unveiled and ethics are challenged.

Q. How do you stay motivated with writing?

A. Setting goals really helps. These days I give myself timelines for having a book written, for me to achieve that aim I need to focus a lot of attention on writing whenever I have the opportunity. Most afternoons I put aside a few hours devoted to it and in all honesty I am excited about sitting down at the computer and getting the story out of my head and onto paper (of the screen variety). On days I can’t get to it, I miss it and so I guess I always stay motivated because it’s one of the things I most look forward to in my day.

Q. How did you choose your cover artist?

A. Serendipity, It was meant to be. I met Kristen Caruana through mutual friends at a luncheon. We got talking about her art and my book and the conversation turned into discussing cover art and the possibilities. We decided it would be great to work together and she took up the challenge of interpreting what was written and what was in my head to create a piece of art for my cover… a piece of art that now hangs in our local library.

Q. As a reader, what gets your attention and keeps?

A. I must say that I have always been a sucker for a good mystery. Keep me on my toes by revealing pieces of the puzzle and you will have me reading and guessing until the truth is revealed. I love it. Of course a good bit of scandal or something with great shock value will also get my attention and keep me reading.

Q. How did you choose the fantasy genre?

A. I don’t know that I really chose it or that it chose me. I had been reading a lot of fantasy at the time, I had read all the Chronicles of Narnia series in my late teens and then moved on to the Dragonlance Chronicles, which I had fallen in love with and was also reading David Eddings, so I think perhaps they had inspired me. The fact is that I really wasn’t trying to write a book at first when the idea came to me… I had the idea and had to follow it. It could have just as easily been a murder mystery because I was also reading a lot of Agatha Christie at the time too…hehe… but I was inspired in the fantasy direction and have no regrets, I truly love the genre, especially writing it.

Thanks to Leisl for appearing in the Fantasy Authors Unplugged today. Please take some time to look at her contact information below as well as her book links. I looking forward to reading her work in the near future.

Leisl 086Leisl’s Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7260568.Leisl_Kaberry

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Lawfabex

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TitanianChronicles

Blog Page – http://titanianchronicles.blogspot.ca

Amazon.comhttp://www.amazon.com/Titanian-Chronicles-Journey-Destiny-1/dp/1480057878

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/titanian-chronicles-leisl-kaberry/1116836022?ean=9781480057876

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422214

Conclusion

If you’re a fantasy author and would like to be interviewed for “Fantasy Authors Unplugged” just contact me via email or one of my social media channels and we’ll set one up.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. I’d also love to connect with you over social media so check my contact page for that information. See the News page for announcements and remember to sign-up to receive news and posts by email. I’ve added a new sign-up tab on my FaceBook page to simplify the process. New followers can download The Black Bag via free coupon today! Also, the cover of my book, The Bow of Destiny, was revealed recently so take a look.

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