This Blog Tour:
The Author, John T O’Halloran comments on the tour and answers some questions:
It has already been said that it is a wonderful idea to have a blog tour, ‘focussing on the people that really matter: not the authors, but our characters.’ Jane Cable put me on to this http://janecable.com/media/4577820463 and firstname.lastname@example.org. What an adventure she has had, but so have my characters The Magii, the four original magicians of this world who revealed themselves to protect us.
What are the names of your character’s, are they fictional or a historic?
I have Satan, Hermes and The Smith as brothers, the original characters who have represented: Evil, Peace and the middle way, or balance and judgement between two opposing forces. Evil and Peace have their own armies, and the Judge has his own enforcers, what has changed! However it is The Magii who emerge in this, our world to protect us from the results of The Second Conflict. See: http://amzn.to/1htJR0Y
When and where is the story set?
First of all the story is set in Near Earth, where jealousies fester amongst the angels of the creator. Ultimately there is a war and Satan and his followers are cast out of that world into The World of Men, where they plan their revenge, which leads to The Second Conflict.
What should we know about the heroes and villains?
All we need to know is that there is love and betrayal, and that truth like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder
What is the main conflict?
Jealousy and a desire for control, where the stakes increase to the point where The Final Conflict http://amzn.to/HEXs5h approaches, which could result in total annihilation, or worst still, our acceptance of rules and sentiments we have constantly denied.
What is the goal of series?
It is an attempt to understand exactly how low we will stoop to survive and, who we will sacrifice in the process.
Is there a working title for this novel if it is a WIP, and can we read more about it?
Both The Second Conflict and The Final Rite have been self-published. The last book will show us love and denial and how we deal with these emotions. No title yet, because the pen is in charge and leading him hither and whither
When can we expect the book to be published?
When it is finished, hopefully to coincide with the season of Goodwill.
John lives in West Dean, near Chichester. His love of writing left him looking into a dark abyss with these two books, but like Leonard Cohen, he knows that there is a chink in everything, which is how the light gets in, which leaves John eternally optimistic about the outcome of the last book in the Children of Adam Trilogy. He is also editing a book about the new Cold War.
John still likes rugby, good wine and currently lives in West Sussex with his partner Micky, where with her support, he is currently writing the final book in this series. He has also been delighted to join with other local authors; see www.chindi-authors.co.uk
I aim to have complete clarity about what authors and micro-publishers face. My hope is that we can all help each
other. Yes there are a great deal of self-help books, societies and magazines etc; all very useful indeed, but they have to be found and evaluated, which takes a lot of time and often money. Even if you have the patience and wherewithal to follow this course
there are publishing decisions to be made, formatting issues, book cover design, ISBN’s, Book-Data; the list goes on, lots to do and so little time to do it. So, let us start a simple A to Z of what to do, how to do it and when, so that we end up with a
finished book that is published in accordance with a marketing strategy that we understand.
To understand where in this journey of writing we all are, or have been it would be helpful for anyone wanting to
contribute to this blog, to answer a few questions in any response they make, for instance:
1. In what media are you writing?
a. Hand written manuscript
b. Microsoft Word edition
2. What has been the hardest part of your writing experience, the worst and of course the easiest?
3. What if anything has prevented you from publishing?
4. If you have published, what have you discovered about the food chain you have become part of/
5. What else?
It should be evident that in this blog I am inviting authors of all genres who wish to publish independently, to share
their experiences, good, bad and ugly, of their journey to publish via any of the available medias; whether Amazon through Kindle or Createspace (paperback or hardback), or other electronic or hard copy middlemen.
Then, as Indie Publishers, I am sure all who visit this site will be delighted to explain their understanding of ‘Distribution
Channels’ and what they understand them to be, especially as this is the lure that the conventional publishing food chain use to tempt us towards them.