Blog Tour: Author Interview & Book Giveaway: A Chronicle of Endylmyr: The Witches of Endylmyr by Charles Hall

Welcome to Author Charles Hall.

Bio:
Charles has been fascinated by book reading and writing since a very early age. Because of traumatic experiences in his home and family life, he often found himself lost in mystery and adventure stories. He had such a deep love for language arts that he began his college career as a French major. However, he soon realized where his passions lied and graduated with B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature.

During that time, he also began to experiment with writing poetry. Some of his work was published in small campus magazines, and keeps most of the pieces he wrote stashed away in his bookcase. His love for poetry also led him into a co-editor role with a popular poetry magazine at the University of Wyoming. His love for writing soon had an added benefit as Charles went on to marry the best writer in the advanced composition course he taught there.

Inspired by authors such as James Lee Burke and James Crumley, Charles wrote his first novel, titled Indian Summer. He wrote two other novels, Crude Surgery and Green Reaper, before the pressure of family demands pushed his professional life into another direction.

Other circumstances kept Charles from writing for several years after that. It was not until his son sent him a short fantasy asking for his opinion that his passion arose again. From there, the idea of his most recent literary epic fantasy, A Chronicle of Endylmyr was born and the rest is history…

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The past

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
My family

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A library, my girlfriend and a cat.

What is one book everyone should read?
“The Lord of the Rings”

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
The Wizard

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The ability to be invisible at will.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Oatmeal

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
Rock. George Harrison. “Here Comes the Sun”

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
Quiet

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird

One food you would never eat?
Mountain oysters

Pet Peeves?
Greed

Skittles or M&Ms?
M & M’s

Favorite Cartoon?
Bugs Bunny

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why?
Apollo, male, his affinity for the arts

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Boxing

How do you react to a bad review?
I try to improve my skills if the critic is correct, and I try to guess what personal issues drive the reviewer’s comments if the critic is wrong.

If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you choose to be?
An Angel

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
“Lord of the Rings”

What do you do when you are in-between books?
Read, walk, snowboard, play and sing in a band.

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
Bed

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It is fast moving, has interesting cultures and characters, a unique system of magic and a satisfying ending

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
“A Chronicle of Endylmyr: The Witches of Endylmyr”

What is your dream cast for your book?
Kurt Russel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Ian Macgregor

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
“Huckleberry Finn”

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
“The Skye Boat Song”

What is your favorite quote?
“Form is never more than an extension of content”– Charles Olson

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
eggplant

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“To sleep, perchance to dream…”

What is your guilty pleasure?
sweets

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
With a grin

“Of birds and orbs and magic gear,
And archers without fear”

Book Website: http://outskirtspress.com/achronicleofendylmyr/

Book Summary:
A Chronicle of Endylmyr is a literary epic fantasy that will not only entertain, but also hopefully open your eyes to be more aware of the nature around you.

Full of ambition an Eastern despot seeks to control all magical items in the world of the novel.

These items, created in the distant past have become scattered over time, some coming into the possession of the Khan, others into the possession of a primitive pastoral people, and yet others into the possession of the European-like community of Endylmyr, located in the far reaches of the western plains. When the Khan sends armies to seize the devices, the various peoples of the North and West band together to resist, using the magical devices themselves to defeat the Khan’s schemes.

After a few misguided attempts to use the entire collection of magical items, Angmere, the historian, discovers an ancient rhyme that suggests three women are the key to the puzzle. Gwynyr, Hellwydd, and Hilst, acting the part of the three witches of Endylmyr, become a storm that has been brewing over the northern mountains and defeat the Khan’s attempt to seize the city. For the present at least, the peoples and cultures of the woods, steppes and plains are free from the threat of conquest.

Giveway Details:
One copy of A Chronicle of Endylmyr by Charles Hall
Open to US only
Ends 2/1/11