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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Interview with Maer Wilson


Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

First, thank you for having me on your blog. I live in the high desert of Southern Nevada and love it here! I have two dogs, who are a constant source of entertainment and who can be quite bossy. I don’t give in, though. 

Well, not much. J I co-host MythBehaving, a literary podcast, which is loads of fun and gives me a chance to chat with other authors. Also I feature other writers on my blog and try to keep folks up to date on my own work. I used to be a professional actor, but I retired out years ago and now I teach Theatre at a local college. My “home” genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and Historical Fantasy, for now. I have dipped into a couple Horror short stories, as well. Maer Wilson is my only pen name.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Relics is an Urban Fantasy set in San Francisco. It’s the first book in the series, "The Thulukan Chronicles", which follows detectives Thulu and La Fi as they navigate an Earth forever changed by the return of magic. Their detective agency deals with supernatural clients, the dead, undead and anything else that comes their way. They’re hired by an ancient daemon to find the missing relics he needs to close a dangerous portal.

Are you a mom (or parent)?

Only the pet parent of two dogs. J


What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

They might be surprised to find out that I play MMOs and have for about eight years now. I’ve played or tried most of the big games, but I currently play Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2 and I’m eagerly awaiting Wildstar. I write for two gaming fansites, Corellian Run Radio and Wildstar Radio.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I love crafts although I haven’t had time to play around with anything recently. In the past, I’ve made award winning costumes, done various beading projects on costumes and purses, made dream catchers, played in my different coloring books, crochet, needlepoint, latch hook, whatever strikes me as fun. I also love watching movies. Also I hike, ride my bike and take the one of the dogs for a walk. Not that I have much time for any of that just now. Lately, it’s mostly the treadmill when I remember. J

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

I think I’d like to try sci fi at some point.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

That would have to be La Fi, although I really enjoy creating characters and love all my characters. La Fi, though, is the one who is in my head the most, demanding I tell her story. I’m enjoying how she is evolving as the series goes on.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This is part of a series called “The Thulukan Chronicles.” The next book is Portals and picks up about a month after the end of Relics. Hmmm…trying not to give away spoilers here. I will say that Thulu, La Fi and Reo cope with the aftermath of events in Relics and Earth continues to react to the return of magic. For the first time, the trio gets to go off-world. Life is a lot more complicated for all of them in Book 2.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

Portals is done and I’m finishing the final editing/revising stages before submission. I’ve also begun Book 3, Crossroads, and I’m excited about getting into that one. I have a Historical Fantasy on the back burner that I’ll get back to after I finish Crossroads. Of course, I also have various short stories, including some in “The Thulukan Chronicles.”

What is in your to read pile?

I have over fifty books in that pile right now and it grows daily. Some of the ones I really want to get to included Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb, Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza and Taste by Kate Evangelista. And of course, I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.
Thanks again for letting me share some things with you!



Yes! Relics will be available in the very near future on Kindle and Nook!  We're offering Super Secret Surprise Giveaway for one winner! 

It's something very special and there are only a limited number of these special items created- and one of you will win one. 

Here's what you do:

1.  Leave a comment at Maer's site that you intend to buy a Kindle or Nook

2.  Subscribe to Maer's site through the button found on the right of her site

3.  Maer will notify you when the Kindle and Nook are available

4.  Buy a Kindle or Nook version

5.  Send Maer proof of purchase

That's all you have to do! All entries (proof of purchase) must be received by May 31st.

Enter at: http://maerwilson.com/2013/04/30/relics-on-ebooks/


Relics
Book 1 of The Thulukan Chronicles
Maer Wilson

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication:   5/1/13

Number of pages:  Approx 293
Word Count:   105,000

Book Description: 

When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they're nothing like your mother's fairy tales.

Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon should be simple.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.

Stunning humanity with their existence, portals to other worlds begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's search becomes personal. They'll need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for. 

About the Author: 

After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while.

Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard.

When she's not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. She also co-hosts the literary podcast, “MythBehaving”. She lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her two dogs, a chihuahua and a poodle.

Relics is her first novel and will be released by Crescent Moon Press on May 1, 2013. You can visit her website at www.maerwilson.com.

Website/Blog: http://maerwilson.com/

Facebook Author page: 

Facebook Series Page: 

Facebook Street Team Page - Team Thulukan - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamThulukan/

Google + Series Community - The Thulukan Chronicles - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109768648938269805454

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5 comments:

Maer Wilson said...

Thanks, Wenona! I appreciate you having me on your blog!

Katie O'Sullivan said...

Great interview, ladies!
Maer, your book sounds like fun!

Danielle DeVor said...

Great interview, I never knew you crocheted, Maer!

Kary said...

Congratulations on your release, Maer! Great interview.

Maer Wilson said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes, Danielle, I've crocheted for years. :) I made a shawl about the time you were working on your last afghan.