Today we have the brilliant author Resa Nelson on the blog for her blog tour of Book 3 in the Dragonslayer series. Fantasy is something we both love, so this fits perfectly on the blog. So, without further delay, let's get the interview started!
Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?
I guess it’s epic fantasy, but I also blend genres. I strive to write page turners, because I don’t want my readers to get bored. There’s usually some type of mystery going on, and sometimes it leans toward the mystery/thriller genre. My books can get pretty dark, so I also strive to throw in as much humor as possible to give my books some balance.
How did you come up with the idea for the series?
Many years ago I was propositioned by a co-worker (a married man with two young children). Like a lot of writers, I write to work through my problems. So I wrote a short story about a female blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers. When a new dragonslayer propositions her, she doesn’t know what to do because if she doesn’t keep his weapons in good working order then his inability to fight dragons can place all her friends and neighbours at risk. When the story was published there was a huge reader response, which made me think about turning it into a novel. It took me 8 years to figure out how to do that. And once I started writing the novel, I realized the story and the world I had created were much bigger than I’d first imagined. So by the time I finished writing Book 1, I pretty much had the whole series in my head.