Each day this week, I’m going to be highlighting the work of a fellow author in conjunction with the release of my new book, The Redemption of Erâth: Ancients & Death. The support of readers like you makes a huge difference to the lives of small, independent authors, and whether you buy our books, buy us a cup of coffee, or just say hello, it all goes towards building the universe of literature that keeps you going!
The Redemption of Erâth is an ongoing fantasy series chronicling the journey of Brandyé and his friend Elven through the fantastic and dark world of Erâth, in an effort to save their world from the overriding forces of Darkness. Volumes 1 & 2 are on sale for $0.99, and the third, Ancients & Death, is now available through Kindle and Apple Books.
Today’s author spotlight focuses on John Fedorka, whose The Last Elf series tells the tale of Chork, the last elf born, who rejects his prophesied destiny and yet falls into a world of magic and dark machinations all the same. John has been writing for most of his life in various aspects, and turned his attention to fantasy since 2016.
John – who are you, and what do you write?
John Fedorka, epic fantasy, The Last Elf series.
When did you start writing, and what inspired you?
I wanted to be a writer since I first learned to read. Though I worked in newspapers and public relations for half my life, it took me 63 years before I began working on my first novel, The Last Born.
Do you have a favorite line that you’ve written? If so, what is it?
There are too many, most of which have not been published.
What do you hope people will get out of your writing? Is there a message or moral, or do you just hope readers have fun with it?
Entertainment. Sometimes, the journey is [more] important than the destination.
We all know writers love to drink – coffee, tea or worse! When you’re writing, what’s your poison?
Coffee, HEB orange soda. Red wine before my surgery.
What would you say you are most known for amongst your friends and family?
Warped sense of humor, creativity, imagination.
With so many big-screen (and small-screen) adaptations of novels recently, what would you say your favorite book to movie adaptation is?
To follow on from that, do you think there’s a movie out there that’s actually better than the book?
I’m sure there is, but I haven’t seen it. They are two different forms of communication. I believe it’s unfair to make the comparison.
What makes your work stand out from the crowd? What would someone find in reading your writing that they might not find elsewhere?
In this genre, a simple story told simply. How’s that for a trite answer? A panoply of supporting characters. Every character in my work is based on a character I have met in real life.
Think carefully. If someone were to make a movie based on your life, what would the title be – and who would play you?
Lost Opportunities – Robert Downey Jr.
You can learn more about him and his work at www.amazon.com/John-Fedorka/e/B076BRNJ3C/, and his books are available for purchase from Amazon.