I am delighted that Mieneke van der Salm has featured me on her excellent site, A Fantastical Librarian. It's an excellent interview (well, the questions are excellent!) and there's a fair bit of background I may not have put out elsewhere. Many thanks to Mieneke, and you can find it here: www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2015/09/author-query-andy-livingstone.html
Bit of news for American people and, in fact, anyone who uses amazon.com: from 1st to 14th September, Hero Born will be part of a price promotion that will see it available for just 99c. So if you haven't got it yet...
Now that the excitement and flurry of activity that was the #VirtualVoyager week has successfully concluded, it is back to the work of writing the sequel to Hero Born. The draft of the second book in the Seeds of Destiny trilogy, Hero Grown, is due to be with Voyager by the end of October so, after taking two weeks off for the online promotion, I am now trying to get back on track to meet the deadline. By the end of this week, I should be 50,000 words into it - about a third of the way there (if it ends up the same length as Hero Born). I'll keep you posted as to progress...
Following the five exciting questions and answers posted earlier as part of #VirtualVoyager, HarperVoyager have now put my blog article on their website. You can see my views on creating a new world here:
And, by the way, you can still buy Hero Born for just 99p/$1.99... but the promotion finishes after today, so bargain-hunters should get their skates on!
Special promotion: for one week only, Hero Born is available for just 99p on amazon.co.uk and $1.99 on amazon.com
Along with the other authors who were signed by HarperVoyager's UK office for their digital-first project, I am taking part in a brilliant set of events next week unde the title of VirtualVoyager. Run by the good people at the publishers from Monday (3rd August) to Friday and with new stuff being put out every morning and afternoon, it will involve a series of giveaways, promos, interviews, Q&As, and much more and is already generating great interest in the SciFi/Fantasy community. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun and it will be packed full of never-before-seen info on the authors, the characters and the background to the books. I'll try to keep you updated here as much as time allows, but your best and most immediate way of keeping track of it will be on Twitter using #VirtualVoyager. Well worth a look, I'd say!
Apologies for the lack of activity on the site but I have had to break off from nearly everything after being given a fairly short (well, fairly short to someone with a full-time job and a family) deadline for the second book of the Seeds of Destiny trilogy. The sequel to Hero Born is called Hero Grown and the first draft is intended to be finished by the end of October. So far I have got just over 40,000 words done, so about a quarter of the way there!
Hero Born has received two reviews so far, and many thanks to the writers of both...
To mark publication of Hero Born, Harper Voyager UK have kindly given me space on their website to talk about my boyhood heroes who helped inspire me to imagine my own heroic story. Find it here...
Andy Livingstone is the author of the epic fantasy novel Hero Born (the first book in the Seeds of Destiny sequence, published by HarperVoyager) as well as The Siege of Markethaven: A Tale of Old and the Sidney Squirrel series of children's books.