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Today, find out more about THE SUNWRIGHT CHRONICLES.
THE SUNWRIGHT CHRONICLES: A NEW WORLD by Kevin M. Villegas, Fantasy, 120 pp., $6.00 (paperback) $.99 (kindle)
Author: Kevin M. Villegas
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
What initially got you interested in writing?
I don’t quite remember what my original inspiration was as this goes back to my very young days. I suppose I’ve always had a great imagination and liked to create characters and world build. I would take outside influences (Ancient Egypt was the first I can remember) and use them as inspiration as a creation for unique characters in a unique world.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Well really, I had a hard time writing more than 50 pages at one time, I would get to that mark and things would just sputter out. Finally, about 8 years ago I broke that mold and wrote a 200-page piece. Since then I’ve settled on writing face paced smooth flowing Novella’s instead of the longer traditional novel.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
What I want my readers to do is to just enjoy the work. I want my work to be able to Wisk them away from their daily lives, even if it’s just for a few hours. To take a journey with the Sunwrights and their various adventures.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Breathing life into my characters and world building alongside them.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Finding the time to squeeze it in. I work full time for a fantastic company, the hours can be long sometimes. So, I try to squeeze in a few pages here and there on work days. On my day’s off I try to knock out 5-7 pages.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
It’s a challenging field, but don’t let that discourage you. Just have faith in your work and be proud, always keep your eyes on that prize whatever that may be for you, and keep on writing, keep your fingers warm and that keyboard clicking away.
What ways can readers connect with you?
You can find me on my facebook account:
called Alavar, the Sunwrights a mostly Magical family made up of Paris
Sunwright, Suadela Sunwright, Calia Sunwright, Tobias & Jaedus
Sunwright and last but not least Pershing Sunwright, have all arrived
from a long but bitter stay from modern earth. Alavar is a fresh new
world, so the Sunwrights are directed to stay away from the “creators as
they work” young Jaedus Sunwright is discovered to be a “necromancer”
the most powerful type of mage.Paris Sunwright the patriarch of the family takes it upon himself to
train her before she accidentally kills anyone in the family with her
wild powers. Conflict ensues between Suadela, Paris’s wife and young
Jaedus before Paris can take Jaedus away to be trained. We skip ahead in
time and Jaedus is trained properly, The “Creators” are long done with
their work and the Sunwrights decide to reside with the elves of the
world. The Sunwrights help teach the Elves many things. It is not long
before it is discovered there is a sickness amongst the elves, called
the soul disease. Because of her special powers Jaedus Sunwright is the
best fitted to help combat this disease, only a few elves succumb to the
disease, one being the wife of the second most prominent Elf in the
land.Now we move forward, the Elves are prospering the soul disease is
gone, the population boom for the Elves has produced several distinct
tribes amongst them. A power struggle ensues, in which the first murder
occurs in the land, leading to the breakup of the tribes into separate
nations and the very real possibility of war.
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The Sunwright Chronicles is a culmination of fifteen years of creating a
unique living world with a rich history. I am currently writing the
third book in the series. Besides writing I enjoy computer gaming,
reading, playing the guitar and watching the history and science
channels. My favorite activity though, is hanging out with my awesome
family.My latest book is the fantasy, The Sunwright Chronicles: A New World.