Attention fantasy fans! Nikolas Rex is on deck today carrying on with my author interview month. If you’re looking for a new author to creep, he’s someone I recommend!
- When did you know you wanted to write?
I always loved reading my whole life, but my freshman year in high school was when I discovered that I also loved to write.
- What was your first experience with writing?
My first experience with writing was quickly jotting down details of an amazing dream I had. Later that day, when reading what I had written, I wasn’t fully satisfied with what I had jotted down, as the memory of the dream was much cooler. So I filled in the details as best I could, creating pieces here and there and it morphed into a cool little short story which I actually entered into a local short story contest. I didn’t win anything, and sadly lost the short story, but the memory is still there.
- Where do you generally do most of your writing? Is there a specific room that has been dubbed “The Writer’s Cave”?
I have no “Writer’s Cave” to speak of, though having an office would be nice. I mostly write on my laptop wherever I can find a decent enough chair, desk space, and wifi (gotta love Pandora Radio for music to set the mood).
- What medium do you use to write? Desktop? Tablet? Pen and Paper?
My medium of choice when it comes to writing? Laptop. However, I’m never without a pen and notebook. Always have to be able to write down my thoughts and ideas whenever they come to mind.
- What’s your preferred genre to write in?
My preferred genre to write in is Fantasy. I love reading a good sci-fi (I’ve read Ender’s Game fifteen times in my life, now) but don’t think I’ll ever be able to write a good sci-fi since so much science is involved (a good sci-fi involves at least psuedo-science-y stuff in my opinion).
Here’s a spot to pimp one of your writer friends… GO! (Or to gush about a recent fave read)
A friend of mine recently gave me ALL the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher to read. Magic meets Detective. They’re pretty good so far, I’m on the 4th one now.
Wielder of the Flame:
On a far distant planet, a war fought with magic sends an enchanted sword hurtling through time and space to land on Earth, mysteriously linking the fates of both worlds, together. A young man named Marcus, whose only wish is to escape the bullies from school by running through a nearby park, instead stumbles upon a strange black cat that motions for him to follow it. The cat leads Marcus to an enchanted grove, wherein, at its center, lies that very sword, half-embedded in stone.
Marcus chooses to withdraw the blade and takes the first step on an unexpected but magnificent adventure that changes his life forever. He awakens to find himself in a place called Lyrridia, a realm of swords and magic. Along his path to uncover the reasons for his arrival in this new world he will make friends, fall in love, battle foes, and come face to face with his destiny.
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Nikolas Rex resides in Washington State with his wife and two daughters. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in Digital Technology and Culture at Washington State University Tri-Cities and a minor in Fine Arts. He has a deep love for the written word and a passion for design. Aside from writing fantasy, his other hobbies and interests include sketching concept art, reading fantasy and science fiction, spending time with his family, and playing low-fi board games.
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