FALL INTO READING BLOG TOUR EVENT – Dread Pirate Arcanist
The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column on Mondays and Wednesdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.
The FALL INTO READING BLOG TOUR event brings together several days of looking at books – with features this Monday through Wednesday – before leading into the site’s newest feature, BETWEEN THE PAGES, coming this Thursday!
Today, we look at DREAD PIRATE ARCANIST.
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DREAD PIRATE ARCANIST
* YA Fantasy *
Author: Shami Stovall
Publisher: Capital Station Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Savan and his adopted sister, Illia, run afoul of the Dread Pirate
Calisto, the same cutthroat who carved out Illia’s right eye. As a
master manticore arcanist, Calisto’s strength and brutality are
unrivaled. When Illia suggests they bring him to justice, Volke wonders
if they’ll have what it takes to fight the corsairs on the high seas.A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train
Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight,
and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.Praise for the Frith Chronicles!“Perfect for those who enjoy the Codex Alera series, the Homas
Wildus series, and the Harry Potter series. Stovall is quickly becoming a
name I look for.”
– Seattle Book Review“An addictive series. Shami Stovall has produced a mesmerizing story of magic, intrigue, and true adventure.”
– ManyBooks“Absolutely brilliant.”
– ArchaeolibrarianNow continue the Frith Chronicles with the second book, Dread Pirate Arcanist!
★Amazon —-> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WK2H37L
Interview with the Author
Hello, Infinite House of Books! (Or should I call you IHOB?) Thank you so much for having me on your website. I always love interviews!
What initially got you interested in writing?
I love story telling! It was after I started running Dungeons and Dragons campaigns that I realized I had a knack for it. Telling fantasy stories with compelling characters is in my blood and I just couldn’t wait to get those stories down on paper.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
My friends read my writing long before I thought it was serious. Several of them thought it was good enough that they offered up the money to invest (to get editors, go to writing conferences, etc.). Since they’ve been so supportive, I knew I had to give it a shot. Plus, when I landed my agent, and he praised my work, I had to be on the right track!
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I want my readers to have a good time. I write adventures first, and any sort of moral or theme is embedded, but not up in your face. Sure, I dislike “the ends justify the means” mentality, and that appears in my works, but it’s never in your face.
Reading is about enjoying the adventure! I want people to walk away from my book thinking that first.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Seeing positive reviews. I love knowing that people had a good time with my work. As a matter of fact, I keep a “review wall” on my website to keep all the super-awesome glowing reviews up as inspiration! I look at it if I’m ever doubting what I’m writing.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Any negative reviews. No one is immune to them. Even my favorite books of all time have less than 4 stars on Goodreads. People have subjective tastes.
… But that doesn’t help me cope with negative reviews. I still get depressed whenever I see them.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
You better want it! Publishing isn’t fast or easy. You have to give a lot – and sometimes you’ll only get a little. If you have a passion for it, however, you’ll definitely be successful.
What ways can readers connect with you?
mother and little brother. Despite no one in her family earning a degree
higher than a GED, she put herself through college (earning a BA in
History), and then continued on to law school where she obtained her
Juris Doctorate.As a child, Stovall’s favorite novel was Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell. The adventure on a deserted island opened her mind to
ideas and realities she had never given thought before—and it was at
that moment Stovall realized story telling (specifically fiction) became
her passion. Anything that told a story, be it a movie, book, video
game or comic, she had to experience. Now, as a professor and author,
Stovall wants to add her voice to the myriad of stories in the world and
she hopes you enjoy.