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Author Interview with JV Hilliard

Episode Summary

Welcome to this weeks weekly author interview with J.V. Hilliard author of the "Warminster Series." Hear about what got him to start writing, advice he has for those aspiring to become an author.

Episode Notes

Born of steel, fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations.

His father, a peasant twerg, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice.

Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he learned his first words. HIs uncle helped him to learn the basics of life—and, most importantly, creative writing.

Hilliard’s training and education readied him to lift a quill that would scribe the tale of the realm of Warminster, filled with brave knights, harrowing adventure and legendary struggles. He lives in the city of silver cups, hypocycloids and golden triangles with his wife, a ranger of the diamond. They built their castle not far into the countryside, guarded by his own two horsehounds, Thor and MacLeod, and resides there to this day.


00:15 Introduction
00:36 What are your books about?
3:10 What inspired you to write your books?
4:40 Who are your books for?
5:55 How long have you been writing?
7:08 What is your schedule like when writing?
8:55 What do you need in your writing space to stay focused?
10:10 Do you ahve a favorite drink or snack?
10:20 What books did you grow up reading?
12:50 Now as an adult what books do you read?
13:45 Advice for someone just starting to read again?
15:20 Advice for someone just starting to write their own book?
17:55 One thing people are generally surprised to find out about you?
19:50 Any Additional Comments?
20:54 Where is the best place for our audience to connect with you?

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