It’s Sunday and the weekend is almost over. I thought I would help you deal with the idea of Monday being right around the corner with an author interview. Check out my fellow science fiction and fantasy author, Alexis Lantgen. Also, I got one of her collections of short stories featured below as well. Her book is on KU so if you have it go snatch it up for FREE. If you don’t have KU you can grab her collection of short stories for $2.99. Happy reading everyone :).
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a writer, teacher, and classical musician. I love science, history, and just learning new things. I try to be creative everyday, and I try to be a good parent. I like cats, reading, taking long walks, and going to the park. I love camping and travel!
What genre do you write in? Why?
I write science fiction and fantasy because honestly, I like them more than other genres. I think they’re more fun and imaginative, and honestly just more enjoyable to read. I also love researching both science and history.
If you could change one thing about your life what would it be and why?
I think I’d choose a career that paid more, haha!
What is your writing process like?
Honestly? I write while my toddler’s napping. I also have weekly writing nights where I get together with other authors. Honestly, I just try to do the best I can with the time and energy I have in any given day.
Do you have any strange quirks you do while you write a book?
I don’t think so. I may be a little more absentminded, but I can be pretty absentminded anyway.
How did you come up with the story within your books? What inspired your creativity?
I think I’m inspired by science, history, nature, and just observing life. I love going for nice long walks in the evenings or taking the kids to a park in the afternoon. I get ideas from daydreaming, watching the world around me, or when I read a good book. When I’m writing scifi, I also look around for new discoveries.
Who inspires you to write in your normal day life?
I’ve had to be pretty self-motivated, but my friends Sarah Mensinga and Gerardo Delgadillo and the rest of my writing group have definitely helped a lot.
Who is your biggest support system in your life?
I think the love I get from my family–my husband, my children, my mother and sister, are the biggest support system I have. I have many great friends too.
What should we expect from you in the coming months?
I’m hopefully going to finish the first draft of a new book, though I have no idea when it will be ready to launch!
What is the one thing you want to say to your readers?
I hope they enjoy my books! I spent years writing the stories in both my books, and I really hope that they’re entertaining and engaging for readers.
Alexis Lantgen is a writer, teacher, and classical musician. She loves Renaissance Faires and all things science fiction and fantasy. Her short stories have appeared in Kzine, the Gallery of Curiosities, Phantaxis, Red Sun Magazine, and Swords and Sorcery Magazine, and she’s had nonfiction articles in Renaissance Magazine. Alexis collected many of her science fiction stories into her first book, Sapience, and many of her fantasy stories into her newest book, Saints and Curses. Alexis is on twitter @TheWiseSerpent and has been spotted once in a blue moon on Instagram, @LunarianPress. She lives with her husband, her spirited six-year-old daughter, her toddler son, and two very patient cats in Texas.
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Saints and Curses: A Collection of Fantasy Short Stories
Explore worlds of light and dark, where magical whimsy and grim tidings alike are painted across the tapestry of human experience.
Indulge in tales of the fantastical where enchantments are bought and sold at the local corner store, your morning latte gives you special abilities, and you might just adopt a murderous, vampiric cat. Your child might be stolen away in the night and replaced with an ancient, evil creature of the fae, waves of plague-ridden vermin consume everything, and only a saint could hope to turn the tide.
These stories and more await you, if you dare to turn the page…
Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories
What kind of life will we find in the depths of Europa’s oceans? What kind of life will we allow an AI with human level intelligence? The ten stories in Sapience: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories explore these questions and many more.