Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m happy to introduce science fiction and fantasy author, Michael W. Huard.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself, Michael.
I’m a big sci-fi and fantasy fan; grew up playing D&D and ran games and became a storyteller at a young age. I’m also a second generation martial artist and use this in all my books. As far as locale, I was pretty much born and raised in Maine, which has been a nice place to live. It offers several seasons of beauty and helps fuel one’s imagination.
- When did you first start writing?
I did some non-fiction years ago – mostly newspaper articles, magazines etc., then some self-help bully prevention and women’s self-awareness/defense books. Over the last several years I have been able to fully concentrate on fiction writing which is my passion.
- Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien, Martin, Salvatore, to name a few.
- What inspires you to write?
I have this creative energy inside me. It’s a great release of the constant everyday life pattern and really is fun for me.
- Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
I just put out a novella called Rising. The little book is the prequel to my hit novel, Land of the Free. It tells the futuristic tale of one women’s journey becoming a mother to all exiles and rebels in a dystopian America. She goes on to start a sisterhood of strong women, who end up fighting for true freedom in the far future.
- What attracts to writing sci-fi and fantasy?
The escape! It’s so nice to travel to other worlds and be free and explore.
(Love this. That’s exactly why I do it too. DMK)
- What are you currently working on?
The sequel to Land of the Free which is called Hope Bringers. It continues the sisterhood’s fight for freedom and introduces a new generation of kick butt female kids that have joined the fight. I will also have a short story, The Metal Girl, in an upcoming anthology with some other wonderful sci-fi and fantasy authors.
- What do you like to do to relax?
I like to go sit on the rocks by the Atlantic Ocean. I also enjoy reading and of course writing.
- If you could have any superpower what would choose?
Ha, I think I would pick the ability to be invisible!
- How can readers connect with you?
I use Facebook a lot. Check out my author page.
And my books on Amazon.
I want to thank you, my dear, for doing this interview
(Very pleased to have you – DMK)