Sunday, June 23, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: Catalyst by Marc Johnson

Hey everyone! How's your summer been? More time for tanning...and reading too of course! Today we have for you an interview with Marc Johnson, author of Catalyst (Passage of Hellsfire #1). We also have a giveaway!!! 1 paperback copy and 1 ebook copy of Catalyst are up for grabs! Click HERE for Dani's review of Catalyst.

Our Interview with Marc Johnson:

1. What are your favorite novels?

Some of my favorite novels are: Matilida, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Lit Life, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Before I Die.

2. How long did it take you to write Catalyst?

Not long at all. I remember when I first completed one summer while I was a teenager. However, I must mention that editing it into something readable and hopefully enjoyable, took many, many years.

3. What inspired you to begin your "The Passage of Hellsfire" series?

I get most of my ideas from the dreams I have. I’m able to remember my dreams. The one for The Passage of Hellsfire is the one dream that has plagued me the most throughout the years. While I’ve been able to put aside the other dreams, this one has a burning need to get out.

4. Are any of your characters based on real people?

Yes. I mix and match from the people I’ve known over the years. However, I also change things on what might have happened instead of what actually took place. I would say most of the characters are based on parts of myself or how I feel. It’s a good thing I constantly have conversations with myself.

5. Why did you choose the name "Hellsfire" for your main character?

Some people don’t like the name, and I don’t blame them. But what I tried to do is the reverse of what I’ve seen. Mostly wizards have a normal name then get their wizard’s name. I decided to do the reverse of that. ‘Hellsfire’ is his name. It’s who he is and what he embodies. It’ll be explained in more detail throughout the series. Also, I thought it sounded cool for a wizard.

6. How did you discover your love of writing?

I just love stories. Writing may not be the easiest but it is the most accessible out of those forms as all you really need is a pen and a pad. When I was a kid, I jotted down a few of the stories I had, and while they were bad, I enjoyed doing it. What’s great about writing is you’re not hindered by anything except your imagination.

Thanks Marc for participating in this interview with us!

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About Marc Johnson:

Marc Johnson lives and writes in the Bay Area. He has been reading his entire life and writing for almost as long. Until magazines went away, he used to freelance on the side, mainly covering all sorts of gaming. However, his first love has always been writing fiction. He loves stories in all its forms—movies, television, video games, comics, etc. He will always write fiction because it’s the only way to get all of the crazy ideas out of his head, and the cheapest too.

He has a lot of interests ranging from archery, poker, basketball, video games, and Star Trek. He loves stories in all its forms, be it movies, TV, comics. Some of his favorite books are Matilda, It, Lit Life, The Time Traveler's Wife, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Marc Johnson has written the young adult, fantasy book, Catalyst. It's the first book in his six book series, The Passage of Hellsfire. He plans to release them once a year, before he dies.

1 comment:

  1. Rush by Eve Silver, Jennifer Armentrout books, City of Bones, Fate's Fables. lol are you happy Dani? Thanks for the giveaway!


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