Author Interview & 10 Ebook Giveaway: Decoy by S.B. Sebrick

Welcome to Author S.B. Sebrick.

I was raised in Vancouver, Washington near a forest that gave my imagination plenty of room to grow. Ever since I was ten years old, constantly designing worlds and story lines via my collection of legos, it only made sense to make the jump to fantasy writing, which occurred when I turned 13. This project has changed a lot since then it’s grown for the better and takes the reader on a great adrenaline-packed ride. I have a mild addiction to chocolate hazelnut anything and am fascinated by ancient martial arts and wilderness survival.

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If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
Super Seth. Seriously, that’s the one I chose for myself when I was five, I even wrote a theme song then inspired by Captain Planet about “Putting the bad guys down to zero”.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
I’d have to go with wolverine’s health regeneration and adamantium claws, but I did just write a novel about a kick butt assassin so I’m sure that’s influencing my decision making process just a bit.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Anything besides vanilla. What’s the fun of desert if you only go with one basic flavor?

Night owl, or early bird?
Aspiring early bird, perpetual night owl.

One food you would never eat? 
I will never eat a cockroach EVER again!

Pet Peeves? 
My alarm clock’s high pitched shriek. The ironic thing is I can’t get rid of it since it works so well at waking me up! The downside is occasionally I hear it on the radio and twitch uncontrobably. Not a good habit to demonstrate on a first date…

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
For the same reason you go to a theme park, for the action-packed rides!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Well, Decoy is the first book in the “Assassin’s Rising” Series which should be around 4 books in total. I have alot more material and characters in mind for this world, I’m just trying to figure out how to organize them all.

What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
I’d say it’s a natural evolution from playing legos for hours on end when I was ten. Making up terrific stories and exotic worlds is alot of fun 🙂 My Aunt DiAnne and my writer’s group mentor Dr. Carey had a strong impact on my work as well though. They encouraged me to keep pushing at it, no matter what.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
I wrote the memoirs for four winners of the Women of Achievement program during my first two years of college. At the time it was a great chance to make money off my writing but I never expected to be granted an applause at the award’s ceremony at the Hilton. Writing has opened doors for me I never could have dreamed of touching on my own. It’s always fueled my desire to keep honing my skills.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
The Walking Drum. Kerbouchard is so good at getting into and out of trouble with his witty humor and shear luck it makes for a terrific read.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Keep at it. The more stories you write, the more cash streams you’ll have availiable when you get something published and people start paying attention to you.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“True Nobility is not waking the next morning better than the other guy. It’s waking the next morning a better man than you were the day before.”

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
Kaltor, the main character in Decoy, has a lot of attributes I aspire to. If I wrote the way he trained, this series would be almost done by now!

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Just do your best and forget everything else.

Buddy, or Sethie if you’re under the age of 5.

How do you react to a bad review?
It’s a challenge to write a better story.

Which authors have influenced you most how?
I’d have to say J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson have really impacted my writing style when it comes to how I write Epic Fantasy. I’ve learned alot about deeply immersing yourself and the writer into another world.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 
I spun around in my reclining chair repeated at work, ignoring the strange looks from my co-workers.

Decoy by S.B. Sebrick

The last few grueling years of training have served Kaltor well. He’s learned to harness the magic within his body, overcome a stronger opponent, avoid capture, and everything else an assassin-in-training needs to survive.
Or so he thought.
But when those they protect at an excavation site release a demon from the Abyss itself, Kaltor realizes just how poorly prepared they all are for what’s coming. Within a single night, their mining camp of one thousand people plummets to a couple hundred terrified survivors, the majority turned against each other by the demon’s potent abilities. Then she turns towards Shaylis, the largest city in the region, for the next stage of her plan.
In a constant battle of both steel and strategy Kaltor and his friends struggle to delay, deceive and defeat their opponent, who’s spent the last thousand years planning out every detail of her assault to perfection. As the number of casualties mounts and her final plan comes to light, Kaltor is left with only one option. He must draw on the secret power within himself, knowing if his true identity is discovered, his life and the fate of the world, will be changed forever.

Ebook Giveaway:
10 winners will each receive a copy of Decoy
Open Internationally
Ends 10/23