Award Winning Author V. Lakshman on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

After an unplanned 30-day hiatus, I’m thrilled to welcome award Winning Author V. Lakshman on Your Book Your Brand Your Business, Monday November 5 at 5 PM Eastern. If you enjoy science fiction and fantasy, you are going to love this episode!

Here’s a bit about this multi-talented author from his website MythbornMedia.com:

V. Lakshman grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, where he first discovered his love of the martial arts, mythological heroes, and exotic lands, all of which influenced the development of characters and the world in his debut fantasy series, Mythborn – Fate of the Sovereign

When he was nine, his father took him to a martial arts exhibition, and his life was changed forever. He spent the next forty years mastering the arts of hand-to-hand, grappling, and weapons combat. His dedication to the martial arts and thousands of combat hours fighting opponents across three continents helped shape the authenticity of the martial philosophy and realistic fighting found throughout the Mythborn series.

As a young man, V. also became fascinated with popular role-playing games such as, Dungeons & Dragons, RuneQuest, Travellerand Champions. Much of his high school and college time was spent playing games with friends and dreaming up new worlds within which to adventure. His mind was filled with forgotten worlds, mythical creatures, and dreaming of ages where adventure awaited those daring enough to try.

In 1982, V. joined Bethesda Softworks as an Executive Producer and Lead Designer, with a vision to create a new and exciting digital role-playing game system. This resulted in the creation of, The Elder Scrolls franchise, re-envisioning the fantasy role playing genre and redefining its reach and popularity. The Elder Scrolls and its subsequent iterations like Skyrim, quickly became and remains the world’s definitive role-playing games, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans.

Over the next few decades VJ pursued his interest in video game design and is responsible for over eighty-five well known digital entertainment properties, which have garnered over $1B in lifetime sales.

These rich and immersive life experiences led to his conception and authorship of a rich and exciting new fantasy series known as Mythborn, a world where dreams become reality. While completing the Mythborn saga, VJ is working diligently on the design for an ground-breaking new interactive video game, a television pilot, and a graphic novel, all to complement the world of Mythborn and the characters within.

His educational experience includes graduation from George Washington University and from the Harvard Business School’s elite General Manager Program.  His martial arts experience includes extensive training in karate, close combat grappling, kendo, a type of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Mythborn Media is a division of Dawn’s Light Media and is in negotiations for a Motion Picture Film Series. Production is to begin later this year with release sometime in 2019.

We look forward to answering your questions in the chat room and hope you’ll tune in on Monday, November 5 at 5 PM Eastern!

UPDATE: Missed the live episode? Click below to listen.

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Your Book Your Brand Your Business with Author Richard Paolinelli

Please tune in for Your Book Your Brand Your Business with author Richard Paolinelli, on Monday, February 26 at 5 PM Eastern:

Richard Paolinelli began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon. His sports writing career spans stops in New Mexico, Arizona and California. He won the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story.

In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and returned to his fiction writing roots. Since then he has written five novels – including the Dragon Award Finalist (Best Sci-Fi Novel), Escaping Infinity – three Sherlock Holmes pastiches, two non-fiction sports books and three novelettes. He is serving as co-editor for one of the 11 volumes of Superversive Press’ Planetary Anthologies (Pluto) and will have his own short stories in several of the other volumes as well that are to be released throughout 2018.

He is also a partner in Tuscany Bay Books with Jim Christina and recently founded the Science Fiction & Fantasy Creators Guild (www.sffcguild.com) a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting science-fiction and fantasy and its creators in many media platforms.

During the interview, Richard will describe how he got his start in writing, why he calls himself an “eclectic scribe,” and how he balances writing in multiple genres. We’ll also discuss book marketing, cover design, his thoughts on indie authors and indie publishing, and his regular hosting gig on an L.A.-based weekly writers show. And of course, we’ll answer your questions from the chat room.

Connect with Richard @ScribesShade on Twitter, his group page on Facebook, and at his website www.scifiscribe.com.

Preview and purchase his books on Amazon.com.

To listen to the live show, go to www.w4cy.com and click on the LISTEN LIVE button at 5 PM Eastern on Monday, February 26.

 

UPDATE: If you missed the live interview, click below to listen.

Listen to “Sci Fi Author Richard Paolinelli” on Spreaker.

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Your Book Your Brand Your Business with Author Stanley Gray

Please tune in to Your Book Your Brand Your Business with Author Stanley Gray on Monday, February 12 at 5 PM Eastern on W4CY.com. Gray will discuss his book, Traits of Darkness: An Epic Fantasy (Gems of Paradise: Book One):

Author Stanley Gray.

An ailing king on the small island of Norteras besieged by threats must fight to save not only the land he loves, but also himself and his legacy, from destruction at the hands of his cruel son. Amidst assassinations and intrigue, prophecies of a messianic dragon have united the religious orders for the first time in thousands of harvests in opposition to the throne. As the stakes grow higher and the odds become increasingly more bleak, a Halfling dragon hunter emerges to lend the king a lifeline. But, this aid comes with a price: the king must help find this elusive dragon.

Complicating matters is the fact that the hunted is no ordinary dragon. He is, in fact, one of the last of the remaining golds, and he has fled his ancestral homelands for the sake of his son. Disguised as humans, the dragon, as well as his wife and wyrm, live as a humble mining family in a remote region of Norteras, adjacent to the mountains.

As the king begins a purge, seeing enemies in every shadow, the last of the golds grows weary of the constant threat of raids from the monsters hiding by the alpine passes, emerging irregularly to terrorize the villages. Teaming up with a raven and a crude foreigner, the dragon must fight as a human to save his family.
Will the king save Norteras? Will the king become the tyrant he believed his son to be? Will the dragon save his family, or be discovered by the powerful forces moving against it under cover of darkness?

Dance with dragons in this new epic fantasy book

An anticipated new release from award-winning writer Stanley Gray, this novel takes you inside the heart and mind of a refugee dragon as he fights to protect his only son from a world filled with hate and violence.

One of 2018’s best fantasy books?

Explore the novel that has been called one of the best fantasy books and discover for yourself the richness and complexity of this epic fantasy world. Travel to the Ten Kingdoms and sit with the king as he struggles mightily to do what he feels is right. Join a shapeshifting dragon as he fights goblins and is threatened by giants. Feel the cold winter Norteran air as it flows from the page into your heart.

During the show, Gray will also talk about the importance of book marketing and offer his advice as to the most effective strategies for connecting with your audience and generating book sales. This award-winning writer lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys crafting exciting fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories. He invites you to follow him on Twitter @willpowerwriter, like his Facebook Page, Real Stanley Gray, and follow him on Amazon.

To stream the live show on Monday, February 12 at 5 PM Eastern, visit www.w4cy.com and click on the LISTEN LIVE button on the home page.

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