Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Author Interview: The Knights of Galaria: The Crystals of Power by O.S. Gill

Describe your book in five words or less.

Fantasy, Epic, Adventurous, Globe-Trotting, Fast-Paced

How did the ideas for your books come to you?

The overall idea for the novel just came to me one day. But the intricate details of the world and the characters came from months of planning and design and redesign.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Well there are three main themes, namely friendship, teamwork and good vs. evil.

What is the hardest part of writing for you? What's the easiest?

The hardest part is finding inspiration some days. On those days the idea well is just dry. The easiest is the polar opposite of that. Sometimes the ideas just come flooding in, and I spend that day writing pages on end.

What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future projects?

What’s next is the second book in this series (The Knights of Galaria). I am working on the structure of the second novel right now.

Why did you choose to write for specific genre?

I chose this genre because it is what I love. Since I was little, I was fixated with sci-fi and fantasy, so writing in this genre is a dream come true for me.

What's it like hearing that readers are eagerly awaiting your book's release date?

It gives a sense of accomplishment. Having just one person wanting to read what you wrote is an indescribable feeling.

What is one question that you've always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Well I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to be asked about any interest other than novels. I wouldn’t mind doing screenplays to be honest. I do have a couple of ideas for different sci-fi films that I think would make good movies. But we’ll see what the future holds.

What was your road to publications like?

It was as much work as one would expect self-publication to be. I did all the work myself, from formatting to finding a publicist. But at the end of the day I thoroughly enjoyed the path that I took with this novel, and will happily do it again.

The Knights of Galaria: The Crystals of Power
Virtual Book Tour May 6 - 31 310 pages

For Kaz Silverwynd, graduation from the Galarian Knight Academy begins normally, but an the attempt on the life of Xul Xandu, the newly-appointed head of the Confederation of Nations, pushes Kaz and his team into an epic and dangerous adventure. The action ranges from the floating city of Civitas to the underwater empire of Aequoria to the moon colony of Ourea. Kaz leads his band of knights on a perilous journey to stop a madman from achieving his ultimate goal – the conquest of the world of Galaria. Added to the already volatile mix are the legendary Crystals of Power, a collection of beautiful but deadly jewels that could tip the scales of power toward good or evil.
“Knights is an engaging novel that should be the start of a long-running series. The book should make a great addition to any YA collection in a reader’s collection. The Knights of Galaria: The Crystals of Power takes readers on an unforgettable interstellar escapade.”
– Pacific Book Review
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About the Author:

O.S. Gill grew up on the Caribbean island of Barbados. He was educated at The Lodge School, a 300-year-old former British boarding school and the second oldest learning institution on the island. A certified information technology professional, he has worked for The Banks Holdings Limited, a local conglomerate that owns the local brewery (Banks Beer) and Coca-Cola manufacturing plant for fourteen years. A Systems Analyst, he has been positioned in various capacities, primarily dealing with sales and distribution, as well as the sourcing and implementation of new technologies to further business efficiency. He always had a passion for writing and published his first novel, THE KNIGHTS OF GALARIA: THE CRYSTALS OF POWER, in 2012.

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