Loren Weaver

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.

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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.

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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: Loren Weaver

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.

Today I’m interviewing Loren Weaver who has a new book out today. So let’s jump right into the interview and find out more about this new release being launched today!

Interview

Q. Please tell us about your latest book.

4 Tigers Peace frontA. My latest book releases today! I’m so excited! The book is called Tiger’s Peace and is the fourth book in the Victoria Novak: Paranormal Division series. Victoria works for the Federal Paranormal Division of the FBI to solve paranormal crime. So if a vampire or wereanimal did it, Tori will investigate. In this latest book, she’s been kidnapped and must organize her own escape!

Q. How many other books do you have published?

A. I have three others in the Victoria series. They are (1) Havoc’s Cry, (2) Archangel’s Salvation, and (3) Shadow’s Lament.

Q. How did you choose urban fantasy?

A. I’ve always been an urban fantasy reader. I love the idea of magic and strange creatures in an ordinary, everyday setting. It mixes what we know of life with the supernatural that we imagine about life. So when I started writing, it just kind of happened that all the ideas in my head were urban fantasy stories.

Q. What inspired your latest book?

A. In this book, Tori makes friends with a young weretiger with a severely abusive background. When she escapes, she takes the tiger with her. The two become super close. This idea was actually inspired by my sister, who’s my best friend. Tori needed someone outside of work to be friends with, and so Lucian was born.

Q. Do you work from an outline?

A. I do, mostly. Since I have a bad guy in the shadows, I have to know who it is and drop hints Tori’s team can follow. So I always have a basic outline, and sometime quite an extensive one. I note particular scenes I want to be sure and include when I think of them so I know where the story is going. Then, I just write!

Q. What’s the most fun part of launching a new book?

A. When you get home and there’s a box on your front door, you open it up, and hold that brand new, brightly colored, real live copy of the book in your hands. Nothing makes me feel more accomplished as an author than that first moment I hold a brand new book in my hand, feel it, smell it, and run down the halls screaming in excitement. Yes, that happens every time.

Q. What’s the hardest part of launching a new book?

A. Getting people to know it exists. The hardest part as a writer in general, but especially around a new launch, is marketing. I’m so excited about the new book, so I want everyone else to be excited too!

Q. Have you started writing another book yet?

A. Yes! I actually have two more in editing stages and I’m already writing the next Tori book. The two in editing stages aren’t from the Victoria Novak series, so I’m pretty excited to branch out from this series, although I’ll come back to Tori’s adventures soon.

LorenLinks!!

My site: http://www.lorenweaver.com

Twitter: twitter.com/readlorenweaver

Facebook: facebook.com/authorlorenweaver

Get my books: http://www.lorenweaver.com/victorianovak

Loren’s Bio

Loren Weaver is an engineer for an oil company as her day job. A long history of math and science craze coupled with a love of problem solving led her to Georgia Tech and a degree in Engineering. Currently, she lives abroad in ever-warm Ecuador drilling for oil out in the jungle and learning Spanish.

She loves crazy sports and has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, master SCUBA diver certificate, and motorcycle license. Her dream is to one day set foot on all seven continents, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and jump out of airplane just to say she did.

Loren writes because she loves to hear and to tell a good story. She put finger to keyboard and wrote her first story at the age of eleven about a little girl and a dragon. Since then, she’s grown in her writing skills and even started on a Masters in Creative Writing.

Great job, Loren. Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your new book with us and letting us get to know you as well. Best wishes on sales!

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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