Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wayne Thomas Batson Interview

Hey all! sorry this is a few days late :P i procrastinated! (don't you love doing that???)
*ahem* anyway, here is an interview i had with:
Fantasy Author Wayne Thomas Batson

(too dramatic? psh. i think its perfect. he is soo awesome, it NEEDS to be dramatic :| )

            SA: What was your first book published? 
       WTB: The Door Within in 2004

       SA:How long did it take to get it published? How does it feel? 
       WTB: Honestly it took about 10 years. Crazy, huh? But the first 8 years I had no idea what I was doing and tried to get published without an agent. {Sigh} Once I got an agent, it was really only about 2 years of sweat to get in print. And it
feels amazingly great--though, now that it's contracted writing, it does
feel like work sometimes. 

       SA: What are the benefits of getting a book published?  
       WTB: Money certainly isn't one of them. You'd be amazed how little the author makes for each book, but that may be changing as eBooks force publishers to change their business tactics. Mainly, the benefit is you get to share your stories with a much larger audience. And for creative types, that really matters.
             SA: Who (or what) inspired your writing career? 
        WTB: God first and foremost. The Lord crafted my life in such a perfect way to produce an author. But in the world, I'd have to credit my parents, J.R.R. Tolkien, and two teachers: Mrs. Mangum and Mr. Spero! 

        SA:Why do you like to write? 
        WTB:There's joy in creating. It's what I was made to do, so I feel fulfilled when I write. After all, I can create new people and places--whole new worlds, if I want--and invite others to read and enter in!

        SA:How does it feel to know that your books changed many lives? 
        WTB:It's a bit surreal to be honest. And, you know, sometimes, it's a HUGE relief. As a Christian and an author, I kind of hope my stories glorify God and please Him. Whenever I get an email from someone my stories have touched, I must
admit, it floors me and reassures me at the same instant.

This interview was done for a school assignment, but i asked if i could put it up here :)
Thanks to Mr. Batson, i got an A ^_^ hehe

That's it :) Next post will be a Interview with Bryan Davis!
And I must thank Mr. Batson for letting me interview him :) Thanks!!

Always Hope.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Hail people who follow this blog!

Things that will be appearing on this blog in the near future:

  • An interview from Wayne Thomas Batson!
  • An Interview with Bryan Davis!
  • Some stuff that has been going on in my life! (boooorring)
  • and other stuff :)
what is this blog post about? that is a good question.

I put up a new poll on the side... took the old one down. When April comes around, I will put the favorite playlist at the bottom of the page. nothing too significant :P And you don't have to do it if you don't wish to.

Life has been busy, as i am sure many of you know! :) School has a way of getting in the way XD
but you should do it anyway :|

Music! i love music :D
Owl City put this up on his blog, check it out! its a great song :D hehe
so... that is all for tonight. later this week, one of the interviews SHOULD be up XD so stayed tuned :)

Always Hope!