In the series of Mythrill Author Spotlight we are introducing you to our very own original story author J.Q. Mulligan— the author of The Death of Aeron.
Tell us about your writing? What is your process?
I have a day job, teach web development, and have six kids so my writing process is anywhere I can, anytime I can. Sometimes that’s five minutes while I’m waiting in line, sometimes that’s waking up before the kids get up, sometimes that’s after the kids go to sleep, but I always try to get some writing in each day.
Who would you say are your influences in writing?
Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, and C.S. Lewis
Did you have previous experience with Serialized Fiction before you partnered up with Mythrill or did you have to adapt to the format?
This is my first real experience with serialized fiction so I’ve been adapting to the format.
What has been the experience like seeing your characters come alive in Lore Cards?
I tend to have more of a feeling for a character than a visual image of them. The process has been a little bit painful as I solidify the beautiful cloud of possibilities into the bald heads and crooked smiles that the artists require to create the actual images. That said, it’s also been enormously rewarding to have something plucked from my imagination appear realistically in the world (or at least as “realistic” as any sci-fi character can appear).
You got 2 sentences to hook a reader into your story. Go!
Genetically engineered soldiers, crooked law enforcement, outlaws, bounty hunters, rogue elements of the central government, mutated misfits, and those pushed to the edges of society will all fight for supremacy on the lawless edge of the galaxy. Plus they’ll all be racing to find the refugee planet of said genetically engineered soldiers to turn the tide in their own favor.
Finally, tell us why you partnered up with Mythrill? What made you go for it?
It seemed like a great opportunity that would help me with the part of authoring I stink at (marketing/finding readers) and help bring my work to life with the lore cards. Seemed like a win-win-win for me, Mythrill and readers.
You can read The Death of Aeron exclusively on Mythrill by downloading the app.