Roy Huff is the award winning author of Amazon's #1 international
bestselling epic fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar; InD'Tale
Magazine's Crème de la cover March 2014 winner, Everville: The City of Worms; and Readers' Favorite 2014 young adult fantasy silver medal winner, Everville: The Rise of Mallory.He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff's background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy
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Interview with the Author:
When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I never really had a drive or desire to be a writer, it just happened when I realized that I could. I figured, why waste the talent if I could do what could not be done my so many other people.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy fanciful thoughts and a sense of optimism, which I think is often lacking. Combine that with a love of scifi and fantasy, and you have my reason in a nut shell
How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
It started out as a paper for an English class while I was working on my fourth degree. I got a lot of positive feedback from my classmates who wanted to read an entire book about Everville so I decided to turn it into a book, and later a series.
Is there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
I think my autobiography might be one, though, I plan on writing every work of fiction. To get a glimpse of why my autobio may contain things I don’t want to be seen by everyone, take a look at my most recent blog post at www.owensage.com/blog.html
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to be a marathon writer. I wrote book #3 in a six days, and book #2 in 10 days. 14 hour days 40 pages a day.
What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
In my most recent book, it’s the scene where they visit the Fourth Pillar of Truth. I really like the imagery and the unexpected turn the story takes at that point.
Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
The main character, Owen Sage, drinks a lot of coffee and shares many of my traits. Some of the bad guys do as well, but I’ll keep a secret on the who and what.
Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
Recently I have decided to improve my craft by reading ALL the number one books every week as well as the top books in the scifi fantasy genre. I am partial to C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Rowland, and all the greats.
About the Books:
Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering the well-kept secret of The Fourth Pillar of Truth is only part of the feat. Owen will have to outwit the ever-powerful villain Governor Jahal and overcome countless other challenges along the way. Amongst all of the dragons, giants and grand chaos, will Owen's acquired skills and wisdom be enough to save both worlds or will peril be the ultimate fate of all?
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