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The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: East of the Sun by Jade Kerrion

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AUTHOR JADE KERRION
Our featured author today is Jade Kerrion, author of "East of the Sun", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "East of the Sun" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 3/30 - 4/3, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Jade. What inspired you to launch / join The Alvarium Experiment?

Late last year, Charles A. Cornell reached out to me to ask if I'd be interested in joining a unique collaboration of authors writing short stories around a central premise. I'd engaged in many author collaborations previously, especially on anthologies, but Charles' project was unique and piqued my interest. How were a dozen or more creative people (likely with more than one voice in their heads) ever going to come to agreement long enough to make a project like The Alvarium Experiment happen? With an equal mix of eager enthusiasm and morbid curiosity, I signed up!

What are some of the benefits and challenges of writing “into” an existing framework f…

The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: Crystal Night by Charles A. Cornell

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AUTHOR CHARLES A. CORNELL
Our featured author today is Charles A. Cornell, author of "Crystal Night", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "Crystal Night" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 3/24 - 3/28, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Charles! How does your work differ from others in its genre?

In my thriller, Tiger Paw, I definitely channeled my 'inner Edgar Allan Poe'. Woven into the intrigue and suspense are elements of the macabre and the occult. This portrayal of the dark side of human nature can also be found in my sci-fi/fantasy novel, DragonFly in the character of Nazi wizard, Reichsfuhrer Morax. My novels unabashedly contain a strong 'good vs evil' theme as the main protagonists are in an 'against all odds' journey to triumph over the worst mankind has to offer. I like to think out of the box regarding the plot, embed a twist or two, and definitely want my work to be unique. Why write what others have already written…

The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: The Strange Case of Lord Byron's Lover by Parker Francis

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AUTHOR VICTOR DIGENTI (AKA PARKER FRANCIS)

Our featured author today is Parker Francis, author of "The Strange Case of Lord Byron's Lover", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "The Strange Case of Lord Byron's Lover" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 3/16 - 3/20, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, Parker. Tell us, what inspired you to launch / join the Alvarium Experiment?

Ken Pelham contacted me prior to the 2014 FWA Conference to ask if I’d be interested in joining other writers in a what he said was “a cool idea” called The Alvarium Experiment. I’m always open to cool ideas and asked for more details. Ken sent me two working papers I call the Prometheus Bible, an incredibly well thought-out concept with a spec sheet and working arrangement for the consortium of writers. Ken and Charles Cornell had obviously given this a lot of thought, and I was both impressed and intrigued. Though I didn’t write SF, I spent much of my wasted youth reading…

The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: Ever After by M.J. Carlson

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AUTHOR M.J. CARLSON Our featured author today is M.J. Carlson, author of "Ever After", a short story in The Prometheus Saga. "Ever After" is available for FREE on Kindle today, 3/9 - 3/13, so be sure to download your copy!

Welcome, M.J. Tell us, what inspired you to launch / join the Alvarium Experiment?

When my friend, Ken Pelham contacted me prior to the 2014 FWA Conference and asked if I was interested in joining a dozen other writers in “something never done before,” I was intrigued. Since we hear so much about publishing being in a flux right now, I decided to meet with Ken and Charles A. Cornell, the co-conspirators, as it were, behind the Alvarium Experiment. In preparation for that initial meeting, Ken sent me two papers describing the concept. One was the guidelines for the character and story premise behind the saga, the other was the publishing paradigm outline – the Experiment itself. The more I read both, the more interested I became, especia…

The Prometheus Saga Author Interview: Strangers on a Plane by Kay Kendall

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From The Stiletto Gang Blog, used with permission

Past, Present, Future—and Free Download of My Austin Starr Short Story
By Kay Kendall

Once upon a time I believed my dreams would all come true when I wrote a book. With that accomplished, of course I wanted to have it published. And then when I held it in my hands, I knew I would be ecstatic.

Those dreams did indeed come true. With lots of hard work, more than I ever imagined would be necessary, my debut mystery was published two years ago this spring. Now I have its sequel coming out this summer.

The goal posts keep moving, however. I am now striving to juggle more than one writing project at a time.  Today I will share with you how I’m doing in that regard.

CURRENT PROJECT – Free download!


Last month I published a short story that bridges DESOLATION ROW with its sequel RAINY DAY WOMEN. The story is “Strangers on a Plane,” and through March 6, you can download it FREE on Amazon. 
You don’t need a Kindle to read it either. You c…