Seed of Fury (Author Interview)

Seed of Fury looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Within a span of three millieunm, this is the first fiction novel about the founding of the Roman Empire by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. It's all based on "The Rape of Sabine Women." Gods vs Pagans!


How long did it take you to write Seed of Fury?

Three months and took me a year to edit it.


What inspired you when writing Seed of Fury?

As a writer, I know we can change minds through our stories. I was determined to stop abuse and rape through a story. I decided to create a friend, someone the reader would grow with and love. In this way, we make abuse immediate. We make it something that must be stopped whether it happens to woman or man, young or old.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

Children who are born from abuse and rape are called Seed of Fury.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Seed of Fury?

God forfeits His decision by allowing rape in the first place. It is a mother’s choice. It is her body that was so cruelly abused; she should have full say over how she recovers. No other soul in the universe has any authority over the abused woman and the child she carries. There must be rules and consistency, even for God. How can we stop abuse in the first place, for all genders and regardless of age? Historical true events will be the best place to start.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Seed of Fury?

The rape scenes and Sabine history were erased by the Romans after 500 years, and the Sabines eventually integrated with the Romans. So I need a time capsule to learn from the past.


What do you like to do when not writing?

By profession, Mr. Antony is a Cyber Security and Threat intelligence architect, so don’t even think about messing with me, I will empty your pockets, accounts and vault 😊


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Please find the book at We've got wonderful trailers for you to get a glimpse of the novel. There are sample pages, purchase links, and other books available.

Zoe Hearty And The Space Invaders

★★★★★ "Not Your Typical Space Invaders!" - Reader Review

Sci-Fi Thriller meets psychological action in this book about a woman who realises that her husband is possessed by aliens!

What would you do if your other half is a real monster? And I do mean real...

Zoe Hearty is a serial killer. Even Netflix says so.

Well—either that or aliens are real, they invaded Earth and possessed her husband (cheating scum), kids, and God knows who else and Zoe had no choice but to become a killer to stop them and save the world.

At least, that is what Zoe says. But no one wants to hear *that* story!

Will she be able to fight off the aliens? Click the BUY NOW button at the top and join Zoe on her hunt for earth's salvation!

The Queen's Coiffeur (Author Interview)

The Queen’s Coiffeur looks like a great historical fiction book.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen's reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Who was this minister of fashion who wielded such tremendous influence over the queen's affairs?

The Queen’s Coiffeur is the story of Leonard Autié, the role he played in the life of his most famous client, and the chaotic and history-making world in which he rose to prominence.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

The novel is adapted from my screenplay, The Queen’s Coiffeur, which is currently being considered for a film. A series is not yet in the works.


What inspired the idea for your book?

When studying in France, I became interested in French history and discovered that Leonard was Queen Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser. When I came across a lock of her hair in the Carnavalet Museum in Paris, I started researching his life and, voilà, I soon had material for a novel.


How did you come up with the title for your book?

“Coiffeur” is hairdresser in French. So, when I combined the words, hairdresser and queen, I automatically thought of the over-the-top poufs of the last Queen of France.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in The Queen’s Coiffeur?

Although the authenticity of Leonard’s memoires is disputed, I was able to piece together a timeline of his adventures by referencing other works and historical events of the time period.


What do you like to do when not writing?

Living in Sitges, Spain, I enjoy the sea, the sunshine, and traveling in Europe.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

On my author page on Amazon and my website at



309 Years Later (Author Interview)

309 Years Later looks like an exciting dystopian story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

An adventure of a passionate physicist, chosen to travel 309 years in the future to study the effect of overpopulation. But the mission goes awry when he lands in a strange dystopian world as a condemned prisoner on death row


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Not really, I intended from the beginning to make it one book, so I like to keep things authentic.


That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The clock above indicated the time travel, as for the flower in the center, it’s a sign of romance, and the knight represent a description of the time where the protagonist will land (maybe a distant past or a dystopian future)


What inspired the idea for your book?

I love the time travel, and I always wanted to make something of my own.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

It’s a story told in the 4 holly books, about the men who were trying to escape an unjust system.

They ran into a cave and slept, God made them sleep 309 years, so they could wake up on new world with decent people!

I loved the moral behind the story, whenever you don’t feel good about something, follow your guts and solution will always follow.

Can you tell us a little about Omar?

A man who chose not to follow any example in his life, he rather designed his own, and followed his passion, but things didn’t go well; and when he was about to give up, an agency selected him among 8 billion to travel 3 centuries in the future to save the humanity, although the odds of returning alive were low, but it’s what he always wanted.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing 309 Years Later?

I had to write the book four times (changing the structure, event, developing characters) and I was about to go for a fifth version, but I realized that I was looking for perfection, which doesn’t exist.


What do you like to do when not writing?

Running marathons and hiking


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Twitter: Tarikbouchnayf

Instagram: Tarikbouchnayf

Website (still not ready):



Constelis Voss (Author Interview)

Constelis Voss looks like an exciting trilogy.  Can you tell us a little about it?

CONSTELIS VOSS is a three-part story that not only features irreverent robots fighting a dystopian technocracy, but a series of lessons about community, society and technology. It aims to teach as much as it aims to amuse, swears and all.

The series starts in the distant future on a planet-sized ship—CONSTELIS VOSS—the last bastion of human civilization as we know it. A war-machine is given a personality file in order to save his models from annihilating themselves, and Alex is born. Alex, a robot who remembers living a human life. Alex, who discovers the world he used to love is now nothing more than digital gore far beyond the stars. 

For this, he gathers “new” friends and wages war against a terrible Dictatorial tyrant. There’s just one problem: The entire ship seems primed to remind him and his friends of their past lives on Earth. What would you do if you broke the world for the right reasons and didn’t know it? Let’s hope these cyborg superheroes can fix it before it’s too late, or humanity will be destroyed for good.


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always been interested in writing from a young age, but kept that part of myself hidden away as a secret, much like singing. It was my pass-time, my hobby, something carefully guarded and nurtured. As time went on, I realized not sharing this gift was a mistake. 

Once my tech career hit full-stride (and COVID came into the fray) I knew it was time to use my art as a tool to solve what technology can’t: Its own issues, namely erasing the human element like pouring bleach down a systemic pipe.


What inspired the idea for your books?

The tech industry’s follies made this series possible. While working in tech, I saw the writing on the wall for humanity and knew I had to act with the only tool I have: Art. Without curtailing Silicon Valley’s worst impulses, I don’t believe humanity is going to survive the technocratic future. As much as I want there to be fully-automated luxury gay space communism, there’s far too much garbage data—and far too many would-be dictators—to let that happen. 

CONSTELIS VOSS—as well as my short story EMPTY OF NOTHING—are a response to what I know will come to pass if we do not change our ways. When technological leaders abandon the human element, what could possibly restore it? My hypothesis is thinking-feeling machines, like ghosts embedded in the code. My work is a lesson for humanity and I hope it reaches the right readers so we can have a beautiful future full of life, love and equality.


Can you tell us a little about the main character?

The main character (Alex) is an asshole. All jokes aside, he’s a wiry little brat with guns in his chest, anger management issues and PTSD from his past-life and having his real human brain ripped through a technological blender. Every character I write is much the same: Messy, complex, irrational and impossibly human despite being mechanical.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

All my work is fun to write. Inherently, writing is one of the most enjoyable forms of artmaking on the planet. Words themselves create little paintings and cascade upon one another to usher emotions, song, light, heat and image. There’s something very beautiful about creating fake people that run around a landscape, loving each other and saving the world. But if I had to put a real pin in it, I’d say writing Percy and Henry running through The Greens. 

I truly love describing nature in all its ineffable glory. There are so many lush, impossible drawings to form in the mind with the use of natural imagery. Birds in flight, shimmering wheat, a sky that stretches on for decades.


What was your hardest scene/section to write, and why?

I rewrote the ending a good four times at least. It was difficult, mostly because I want all of my characters to be happy. I’m not one of those writers who thinks the only way to evoke reader empathy is by killing, maiming or emotionally destroying my characters. 

Truly, I wanted a more perfect ending, but a perfect ending wouldn’t do justice to the message: That we all must evolve for humanity to grow and prosper. Yes, even my protagonist, who is mostly just a scared young man who makes every mistake on the road to being a good person.


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing, I test out neat Startup software, mess around in Unity or other 3D animation and art programs, build websites, paint and play video games. I have an active artistic and technological life. My favorite hobby, though? Spending time with my cat and partner. 

The  best moments of my life have been spent with those two at my side, marveling at life and all its idiosyncrasies, laughing and enjoying good food.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can visit for new releases, HQ paperbacks, eBooks, excerpts and official art. For op-eds and prattling about both tech and art is the best bet. And if they’d like to chat? Twitter’s a good place to reach me. My DMs are always open to talk tech, art and beyond.


Walking Enigmas (Author Interview)

Walking Enigmas looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Walking Enigmas is a story about a man trying to carry on the legacy of his father. Its is a crime novel that will focus on how we as humans play chess with each other. I chose to base the story in the city of New Orleans because its familiar to me.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes, there will be two more books connected to Walking Enigmas. One titled Forgetting Tomorrow and Shallow Hearts all based on this crime family.


What inspired the idea for your book?

I have always felt that historically when Black Americans are portrayed as criminals in books and movies its always in a barbaric manner. Its always to chase money and women without having a noble cause attached to it. Being the most oppressed group of people in the United States I wanted this book to give a different perspective.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

An Enigma can be defined as a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. I feel like that is all human beings that walk this planet. We all seem to be a mystery, a puzzle, and difficult to understand.


What will readers get out of your book?

Readers will get out of this book how to play the game of human chess with other people. They will also understand how to move when other people are moving against them.


Can you tell us a little about Theodore?

Theodore is a complicated man, he is ambitious, emotionally detached, and goal oriented. He is a strong person and refuses to fail. Although he is an adult male he still reverts to his teachings that he learned as a kid.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Walking Enigmas?

I came up with the stories from hearing old tales from former drug dealers and gangsters in New Orleans. Being able to hear them speak about some of the things in the past is very interesting.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Walking Enigmas?

When I write I try not to stay to close to the vest or personal. When writing Walking Enigmas I was challenged with detailing my own experiences in my neighborhood.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I like to direct my own movies based on my books and produce my podcast. I love to direct and produce my own movies.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can look at They can also visit my Instagram Page which is @truththefilmmaker.




The Voidwalker Collection (Author Interview)

The Voidwalker Collection looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The Voidwalker Collection is a little hard to explain without giving too much away. I’ve been calling it a dark, psycho-spiritual fantasy thriller for an adult audience that has some light elements of horror and contemporary drama thrown in. It’s a very personal story that follows the main character through an ordeal that he has to try to make sense of before the darkness that haunts him is able to overtake him.


How long did it take you to write the series?

I’d originally started this series back in 2016 after I finished my debut novel, Digitarum. The first two novellas in this eight-part series were published toward the end of that year and I managed to draft the remaining installments, but the project saw some major disruptions as I had a lot of changes going on in my life and my career (I am not a full-time writer). I took a very long hiatus from the project even though I tried to come back to it a couple of times (with limited success). It wasn’t until this year (2022) that I finally found myself in a place to finish this story. I have a more detailed account of my creative process that’s included in The Voidwalker Collection for anyone who might be interested.


What motivated you to become a writer?

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a little obsessed with telling fantastical stories. My parents recall me reenacting Disney movies like Snow White with the little plastic figures they’d bought for me. During grade school and high school, I tried my hand at writing different stories and even creating comics with colored pencils. None of that work will ever see the light of day, but I think that constant drive to practice the craft of fiction writing is what led me down this path of being a self-published author. Minoring in Creative Writing was also a big step toward being in a place where I felt confident enough to try something like this.  


How did you come up with the title to your book?

I wanted something that would sound sort of ominous. I didn’t want it to be anything too on the nose, but I knew it still needed to connect somehow to the story. Readers will likely interpret the connection between the title and the story in different ways which is something I was aiming for as well.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

Some of the most difficult, but also most enjoyable scenes in the book to write are the fantastical battle sequences that occur throughout the series. People who read the first couple of novellas may not think that the series is all that action packed, but the conflict builds up over the course of the eight installments and some of the bigger fights that take place during the last four novellas are something that I hope readers enjoy as much as I do.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in The Voidwalker Collection?

Since Digitarum was my debut, I wanted to stick to something that I felt I knew really well and felt passionate about so I decided to create my own sort of mythology because of how much I enjoy reading about mythologies from around the world. When considering my next project, I decided that I wanted The Voidwalker Collection to be a much more personal story rather than a big-picture book like Digitarum. I’ve always been a huge fan of mysteries (supernatural or otherwise), especially those told in an episodic sort of format, so I knew right away that I wanted The Voidwalker Novellas to be structured similarly to a big budget show that you might see on a major streaming platform with lots of big reveals, action, and personal drama. In addition to modern television, the series is also inspired by more classical storytellers such as Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I gave a lot of thought to tailoring the series to work well on Kindle since the majority of people who read Digitarum did so digitally. I also personally enjoy reading shorter works of fiction on Kindle since the little percentage indicator increases at a much more satisfying rate than a larger book. While The Voidwalker Collection does come out to about 480 pages in its printed edition, each novella in the series is also available individually on Kindle and can generally be consumed in about 2 hours, so I hope readers will enjoy having all these different options.

In short, I wanted to create a fantastical mystery/thriller that intimately followed a character and offered flexible reading experiences. The Voidwalker Collection is ultimately what resulted from those goals.


What do you like to do when not writing?

As a writer, I do, of course, also enjoy reading a great deal. Brandon Sanderson is one author I am reading a lot of lately, but I also try to find awesome independent authors like Joseph R. Lallo and am an admirer of classic authors like J.R.R. Tolkien.

Aside from books, I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to church, visiting breweries, trying my hand at different forms of art, playing video games, and streaming TV/Movies.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

I have a reading blog that mostly serves as a sort of reading journal, but is also a place where you can learn more about my writing:

I also have an Instagram account that is mainly focused on books and art:



Broken Windows (Author Interview)

Broken Windows looks like a great collection of scary stories. Can you tell us a little about it?

Sure! Broken Windows contains 9 short stories that all take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s my version or take on vampires, werewolves, ghosts, slashers, demons and more.

How did you come up with the title to your book?

Unfortunately, the answer to this is far from glamorous. I have a backyard neighbor who is strung out on drugs. On one of his inevitable binges, he goes into a manic state and breaks out all of his own windows(!) and sad to say, his next-door neighbor’s as well. I just found it so impossibly strange (among other things) and thought Broken Windows would be a perfect title for a book.

What part of the book was the most fun to write?

One of my favorite stories from the book is called the Cemetery. I enjoy writing multiple characters and personalities and how they interact. There’s a lot that goes on and a lot to unpack in just a few pages. I enjoyed the characters and the story so much, that I’ll be continuing the story with the survivors in Broken Windows 2.

How did you come up with the story and ideas in Broken Windows?

My first two books were novels and very time consuming. My last book, Misled, although a labor of love required a lot of time and energy that, for various reasons, I just don’t have now. But I realized that I missed writing and it occurred to me that I should give short stories a shot. I love horror movies and books, so, once I had that epiphany, it was a no-brainer. One of the stories within Broken Windows, Black Cherry, is another one of my favorites. Many years ago, I wrote a treatment for a book with this title that I was thinking of writing, and I somehow lost it. The title, however, stuck with me so this was my way of reclaiming it.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Broken Windows?

Yes. My initial plan was to write 10 stories for the book, but some unexpected things came my way on a personal level that, frankly, stumped my creativity and ability to continue writing. So, I had a choice to make, shelve the book until things calmed down or send my baby out into the world as is. Obviously, I chose to release the book.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I love, love, love horror movies! But I also enjoy the company of my spouse and friends, rather it’s happy hour, game night or bowling.

Where can readers find out more about your work?


Gods of Athenia (Author Interview)

Gods of Athenia looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Gods of Athenia a story about a demon created by a fallen god that’s seeking to secure its unchallenged immortality by eliminating any possible threat to his power, and on one of the planets his empire invades they encounter 4 beings each with a unique power that have been brought together by more than just fate. These four are seen as a possible threat to the demon’s dominance over the galaxy and the story is about the coming together and journey of these four individuals. So the story begins with four protagonists, but only one of them is the main focal point of the story.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

I have already finished the manuscript on book 2 and am half way through book 3!

This story is a 4 book series and it was planned as a 4 book series from the very beginning. When the day comes and finish all 4 books, I would like to write some other stories based in the same galaxy.


That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The cover is basically the cover of the Book of Souls which is the sub-title of the story, the evil eye watching and the black snakes are significant to the story. I wanted the cover to be griping and I believe this design does just that.


What inspired you when writing Gods of Athenia?

I began as an illustrator growing up and started this project as a graphic novel, however due to my produced work being good, but not at the standard I wanted, I took up writing after reading Lord of the Rings and a few Harry Potter books. I believe I could tell this story in words opposed to drawings and I started writing the manuscript in October 2003.


Can you tell us a little about Vargon?

He is the main villain in the series, he is a demon created by a fire god as an instrument of destruction. His power is unmatched and his rage was deemed untamable.  However Vargon decides to become his own master and cages his rage deep within his being, in doing this he develops a personality and builds an empire that’s continually growing. His empire invades planets, takes ownership of them and uses their resources.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Gods of Athenia?

I was inspired by watching Anime, playing video games with good storylines and developed characters were also greatly inspiring; I also drew inspiration from the likes of Lord of the Rings, the original Star Wars Trilogy and Harry Potter.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Gods of Athenia?

Writing itself can always be difficult when you work full-time and have a family. Finding time to write is always a challenge, but what is also challenging is writing when you actually have time but want to do other things, so it’s not always easy.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I spend time with my family when I’m not working, but when I’m at home I’m usually watching Anime, reading Manga or watching English Football. I love video games but lately my gaming time has reduced massively. I’m also a big fan of movies, TV series and cartoons of the 1980’s (the era I grew up in as child)


Where can readers find out more about your work?

My website

Or on amazon

I am also on Twitter




Feeling Blue (Author Interview)

Feeling Blue looks like a great short story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

First I would like to clarify that this is a Short ART Story. As a designer and artist, I naturally make use of visual language (multimedia, from canvas to video). Since this and also the following Short Art Stories are about topics of emotional intelligence and mental health, it is very important to me to reach people also on a level to which words have no access.

Both of the aforementioned topics have been very prominent in my life and in their understanding I have invested many of my resources over time in order to develop myself further. Therefore, I also know that a thick lettered book could not support affected people in acute distress at the right time. This led to a picture-text mixture in the execution.

The goal is to convey new ways of solving mental and emotional challenges through new perspectives and changed points of view. The #1 is about sadness, specifically the feeling of melancholy, whereby anyone who feels somewhat lost in sadness can find a helping hand in it.


How many books do you have planned for the series?

Currently I have eight more in the queue. However, since I am currently in exchange with some experts from various disciplines, I would like to keep the option open to make adjustments or expand the series to an unspecified number.


How long did it take you to create Feeling Blue?

Hard to say. The development was not a straight line. The visual parts developed over many years. Especially during the times of my own greatest challenges, I produced a lot of visual material to express feelings for which I had no words or "got stuck in my throat." My artistic expressions were a form of survival for me. (In the meantime, I also completed a course as a Therapeutic Art Life Coach, which made me realize that I was intuitively therapizing myself). Over the years I have also acquired a very broad catalog of knowledge from a wide variety of disciplines, e.g. psychology and holistic medicine. While traveling also e.g. culture and spirituality. I now bring this knowledge in small, easily digestible bites.

The phase of intensive creation began a little more than four years ago. For about a year I actively note and sort my thoughts and what I have learned in written form.


When did you first realize you wanted to be publish books?

A year ago, I would have smiled at this idea. Let me expand a little: In my early puberty I wrote poems. But these were very dark and the reactions of my environment accordingly. Fearing that I would be committed to a psychiatric hospital, I burned them after a suicide attempt and tried to find joy in a "normal" life. I set out on adventures and for a while it went quite well. My creative power broke through again, of course, then manifested itself in the language of pictures. Likewise, the darkness of my soul broke through again, which is why I kept many of my works hidden. Today I see this in a much more relaxed way, but this is probably also because it is easier to look back with a smile when you have come out the other side.

Over the years, I've simply been there for others with my knowledge. Interestingly, I seemed to radiate this kind of energy, so that even when I was traveling, strangers would open up to me if they were stuck in certain areas of their lives and thirsted for some wisdom and an open ear.

In recent years, however, this has gotten completely out of hand, due to known factors. People wanted more than I could give. One-on-ones were no longer bearable and to protect myself I mostly isolated myself since the beginning of 2021. The development I went through during this time was insanely intense. What remained was the desire to support people in their difficult times, however, I did not want to sacrifice myself.

From the beginning of 2022, I noticed when talking to the younger generations that they were very open about mental health topics. It was absolutely no longer taboo as I knew it. At the end of May 2022, I read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. On the journey through the desert, when the young man observing life and the English book lover exchanged roles (pages 82-86), the young man realized that all the knowledge from the Englishman's books could be put into a few lines: "But, all above, I learned that these things are all so simple that they could be written on the surface of an emerald." Then the scales fell from my eyes, and that day I went home and just began.


What inspired the idea for your book?

The sadness of people about being sad.


What will readers get out of your book?

The realization that sadness and problems in life, although unpleasant, are a fundamental part and blessings in disguise.


What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

The hardest part of Short Art Stories is keeping the amount of information to a minimum, yet saying everything that should/must be said. Challenging is also to point out ways and solutions without serving ready-made universal solutions on a silver platter. Knowledge is acquired most effectively when people work out their own answers through their own thought processes. (Most of us probably still know this from our school days).


What do you like to do when not writing?

Still I strive for knowledge from various disciplines and explore places, countries, cultures, religions, books... For my inner balance and peace I engage myself with plants and animals.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

(English and German)