Friday, December 9

IWU Interview with R.G. Porter

Had a chance to sit down and talk with R.G. Porter about a few of her books.

In looking over your books, the latest one seems to be a different take on the Horror and Paranormal, what inspired it?

Destiny’s Light started out as a collaboration between myself and a few other authors. I have always enjoyed the Greek Gods and the muses were no different. This gave me a chance to delve into the darker world of Hades and the underworld. J

You've taken on Vampires, Werewolves and the Greek Gods, what other mythologies do you hope to incorporate into your stories?

Well I have a book coming up that mixes up some more of beliefs that are out there when it comes to death. I’ve also got another novel releasing the end of December that will look at earth differently. Instead of just the realm we know, it also covers a realm that lives parallel to ours. I’m hoping, one day, to incorporate more of the Norse and Celtic mythology down the line.

Did you always dream of being a writer, or was there a point in your life where it went from being something you enjoyed, to something you wanted to do more for a living?

I’ve always loved writing and telling stories. It was only up until a few years ago that I decided to really try and get published. It was quite a bit of hard work, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think my muses would throttle me if I did.

Your site lists 4 projects and 2 books to be released early next year, are there more stories not listed, that are more idea than anything else?

As it stands I have 2 books that are releasing this month. WHEN DARKNESS FALLS is coming out Dec 15th and is my first stab (pardon the pun) at horror. I truly enjoyed writing this novel. It is amazing how therapeutic it can be killing off characters. I also have the 1st novel in my Guardians of Natures series coming out the end of the month. Then once the first of the year rolls around I will be releasing the rest of my Darkness Unleashes series (books 3 and 4) as well as Innok’s Curse and Scottish Whispers. As for new writings, I am hoping to write the followup books to Scottish Whispers and Innok’s Curse and have them out next year as well as another horror novel or two.

If you could pick one author or book that's inspired you more then anything else, what would it be?

Trudi Canavan’s writings have been a fantastic source to me for both world building and character interaction. She is amazing at weaving a tale and making the reader feel involved.

While the genre's your write are fairly specific, is there another you'd love to look into writing, that breaks away from the others?

I think I will always do something within the supernatural/paranormal area, but I have a few ideas I want to try out down the line. I have a group of books I want to write that are more mystery based as well as one that is kind of a spoof/fantasy storyline.

Your first book was released in both a physical form and eBook, but your more recent ones are only eBook. Do you hope release the others in a physical form as well, or want to continue with the eBook format?

Originally I was with small epubs which did both ebook and print. Since embarking on this as an indie author, I felt ebooks were the best way to start. Then, down the line, I can look at trying to put some of them in print, depending on demand.

You can find more of Ms. Porter here:
Author Page
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