The Dragon Tempest offers a collection of short stories in a variety of fantasy genres, including dark, light, adventure, and epic. Creatures from all worlds abound: dragons, angels, centaurs, witches, gods and goddesses, and those lurking below the water’s surface. Whether you’re moved by tales of battle and bloodshed, suspense, humor, or enlightenment, The Dragon Tempest will leave you craving more from each author. Such a diversity of great fantasy tales to enjoy will leave no room for disappointment.
Allison D. Reid
1st Place Winners
Wilson F. Engel, III
2nd Place Winners
Deborah Jean Anderson
J. Abram Barneck
3rd Place Winners
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Joshua began crafting the world for the dark fantasy series, Thrice Nine Legends, in 1999. Melkorka, the first book of The Kaelandur Series, was published in 2015. The sequel is due to be released in 2016. In October 2015, a standalone novel in the same world [80 years prior to the events in Melkorka], called Anaerfell, will be available. Joshua currently lives in Alaska with his wife and children.
Welcome Joshua Robertson
- When did you start writing?
I started writing snippets of fantasy and horror around the age of nine, had a collection of poetry and short stories by fifteen, and had completed my first fantasy novel at seventeen. Recently, I have published a couple of books and started my own small press, Crimson Edge Press.
- What motivates you to write?
Most of my inspiration comes from dreams that I have had throughout my lifetime. It has been rare, if ever, that I have written about a real life experience or encounter with another person. Sometimes, I will be motivated by a movie or a song, too.
- What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?
I write dark fantasy and epic fantasy novels. I have always been interested in all things fantasy related, whether that be novels, movies, or tabletop games. I think the lessons learned through imagination can strongly influence our perception on the world around us.
- What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?
I mostly want to just keep writing and be able to tell my story. Writing is something I will do until the day I die. I will not retire from writing.
- Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?
When I cannot write, I try to focus on building the plot or further outlining my characters. I find that this helps get the creative juices flowing once more.
- What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors?
- Please, tell us about your work.
Melkorka, a story about a slave becoming a hero, is the first book in The Kaelandur Series on Amazon. A Midwinter Sellsword and Gladiators and Thieves are two short stories which follow a slave trapped in a corrupt city in the Hawkhurst Saga. And lasty, Anaerfell, will be available on October 31, 2015. It is the story about two brothers who battle the God of the Dead for their tyrannical father and his desire to become immortal.
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Author’s Website URL/Blog: www.crimsonedgepress.com
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