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Monday, 23 November 2015

Author Interview of Michale's Mystery by Linze Brandon

*** BOOK  TOUR***

It was time for the Lords of the High Council to step in when the Grandmaster of Kryane is accused of murdering his own people. They had little choice but to prevent the collapse of the whole magicians order, so they sent Michael to investigate the allegations.

The people of the desert planet were an enigma, but none more than Andesine, the healer assigned to assist Michael. Why did she report the Grandmaster? Was she involved, or was there something more sinister going on?

The more people they interrogated the more they suspected that nothing was as it seemed. Not the murders, nor the Grandmasters' motive as everyone thought.

Unable to resist the growing attraction between them, Michael and Andesine learn that they had to trust each other with their own secrets, and risking any future they might have.

Time and again the High Lords had to step in to prevent chaos on Kryane, but time was running out for Michael and Andesine. They had to get a new Grandmaster in place before the Kryane Order collapsed completely. And they had to find the who the true culprit was.

Fortunate to escape an attack from this monster once, they were risking the lives of many others in the process. Before the High Lords could formulate a plan, Michael and Andesine were captured, leaving the High Lords helpless to prevent it.

Kidnapped and imprisoned, Andesine was confronted with the realisation that if they were to survive their ordeal, it was up to her and her long suppressed powers. But as a healer she saved lives, would she be able to destroy the monster before he forces her to unleash her power to destroy the future of mankind?





About the Author:

Teaching herself to read before she went to school, it was the start of her life long love affair with books. Trained as an engineer, Linzé has worked as an export consultant and is presently a project manager. Although she still loves to read, she also enjoys counted stitch embroidery, archery, tai chi, fly fishing, painting, her husband's medal winning photographs and watching Manchester United play.



She counts both novels and short stories to her publishing credit. Her fourth novel, Waiting for Adrian, is planned for publication early in 2016. Her story, The Vernal Equinox, was a finalist in a sci-fi flash-fiction competition in 2015.



Linzé Brandon lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her engineer husband and German Shepherds who are convinced that the world revolves only around them.


Author Interview:

1. What inspired you to write the book?

Michael’s Mystery is the third book in the Nations of Peace series. I decided to bridge the 12 year gap between Keeper of the Dragon Sword (book 2) and Waiting for Adrian (now book 4) with Michael’s Mystery.
The idea for the story came when I realised that the murders in Keeper of the Dragon Sword had not been resolved and it was the opportunity to do that, and introduce the characters of the Lords of the High Council.

2. When did you realise that you want to write a book?

I have always loved to read, even from a young age. About fifteen years ago, I decided that I wanted to try and write a book. Even without knowing what I was doing, I submitted the book to a publisher. While the book was rejected, they replied with a detailed response about the story. The feedback was great and I was hooked.
It took another few years before I could afford to do a good creative writing course, but it only reiterated what the publisher had said. It was after completing the course that I published my first novel, Géra’s Gift, the first book in the Nations of Peace series.

3. Who helped you in writing the book and please say about their contributions?

I didn’t have any help in writing any of my books. In fact the first few years, I never even told anyone that I was writing books.
I do ask for beta reading of a manuscript before it goes for final editing and proofreading. They are volunteers from online Facebook groups.

4. How is your book going to inspire the readers?

I write fiction, it is not intended as anything except a few hours of relaxing and escaping from the daily grind.

5. If it inspires someone to write their own books, that would be great.

If you are given the chance to change one thing in your book what would it be?
To be honest, I don’t want to change anything. The feedback from my editor and beat readers helped me to publish the story in the best way possible.

6. How do you find time to write and which part of the day is best for writing for you?

I decided a few years ago that if I want to be serious about my writing, I had to make the time to do so. For that to happen I have an allocated time where I don’t do anything else except write. In my case it is the two hours before I go to bed.

7. Which books have inspired you the most, in the journey of writing this book?

The story of Michael’s Mystery was inspired by the book that preceeded it in the series, Keeper of the Dragon Sword.

8. What is the best advice, you would give for writers who are trying to write a book?

Learn as much as you can about the craft, and if possible do a creative writing course where you receive lots of feedback on your writing.
I have done three creative writing courses and they have been the best thing I did for myself and my writing.

9. What are your hobbies?

I sketch and paint and do large cross stitch projects. I also enjoy fly fishing, compound bow archery and tai chi chuan. I try to watch Manchester United’s games, but seldom have the time these days.

10. What can we expect from you in the future?

My next book will be a non-fiction book, entitled Indie Author: The Good, the Bad and the Hard Work.
It deals with all aspects of the writing life, except the craft itself. A list of 102 topics are covered. The book will serve as a manual for a 3-day course to teach authors and aspiring authors the skills they need to be an authorpreneur. The accompanying workbook will be available for free to subscribers to my blog's mailing list. The book and the workbook will be released in February 2016.
I will soon be starting the final edit on the fourth book in the Nations of Peace series, Waiting for Adrian. It is the first of the Future Master books and is planned for release in March 2016.
On her sixteenth birthday Erin figures out why she had been having horrible nightmares about a war. When Adrian is chosen as her Protector, it changes everything for the people of the Nations of Peace.

The last book in my Third Gender series, Breathe, is planned for release in June 2016.
Past the age of transformation, Jar still came to Suicide Valley to provide support to third genders in their last moments. Jar had stood on that edge too. But Surina was female and still so young. They talk for a few hours when Jar knew that Surina could be the one. Now to convince her not kill herself and give them a chance, however remote it was.


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