Friday, 1 May 2015

Magical Muse Collection Anthology - Author Interview with D.B. Mauldin

D. B. Mauldin is a professional writer and blogger with several articles, poetry, and short stories in publication. You can read her work at Mama Bear Musings. D. B. Mauldin is currently working on a book of short stories.

About the Anthology

Stories of fantasy ranging from dark, to light and inspiring, bring life to this anthology. The creatures featured throughout, both good and evil, display the devastating or wonderful personalities they were given by the authors who created them for your enjoyment.

Alexis Lantgen brings a twist to the story of a fairy changeling, showing a dark evil intent behind this mythological practice.

Andrea R. Cooper turns a dark fantasy tale into a lyrical piece that tests your understanding of your own mind.

George L. Duncan features a creature many never saw coming as the source of justice in a corrupt world.

Dark fantasy takes a humorous twist with Oz Durose, who introduces us to a new type of zombie that makes you regret deleting the files off your very own computer…readers beware!

Mythological hounds are a foreshadowing of doom for one man seeking refuge from their deadly chase. Allison D. Reid brings a tale of adventure as seen through the eyes of the hounds and their mysterious master, born from the darkness of hell.

Demons lurking throughout this tale bring a monster into the world. A demi-god finds out her fate as KJ Hawkins spins a tale of triumph and fear.

Matthew Frassetti presses the will of a man trying to save his lover from the hands of a demon. The bonds of friendship between man and beast are tested as this tale of adventure takes a twist.

Brendan Carroll brings a brilliantly fun, entertaining story to life, showing how in the midst of everyday beauty, time simply passes when you least expect it.

Khushi Agarwal tests the power of Christmas cheer with elves on strike. Will Christmas come on time, or will it be ruined for all?

The holidays are here as D.B. Mauldin brings a hard working elf into the spotlight for a special Christmas festival.

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Interview with D.B. Mauldin

Why did you decide to be a writer?

As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a writer.

What is the biggest obstacle you face as an author and what do you do to overcome it?

My age. Life circumstances demanded that I drop out of college and go to work full time, shortly after my high school graduation. There was no time for writing for years. When I felt ready to go back to writing, the internet had been born and I had access to all kinds of writing information.

What inspires you to write?

My imagination, nature, and my grandchildren.

What are your goals as an author? Where do you see yourself in five years?

The sky's the limit! Seriously, I would love to have at least three novels under my belt in five years.

What are you working on now?

I'm currently working on my own anthology of short stories and my first fantasy novel, (not yet named). I would love to publish at least one, if not both of these, near the end of 2015.

Does your family support you in your writing, or are you on your own?

My husband is my biggest supporter.
What genres do you write?

Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Is there a genre that you've been wanting to experiment with? If so, what is it and what attracts you to it?

I would love to experiment with a good mystery/thriller. It is a genre that I enjoy reading, so I assume that I would enjoy writing it too.

Are you a pantser or outliner?

I'm a bit of both. I usually outline at the beginning, but if something feels right I will deviate from the original outline and write from the seat of my pants for awhile.

What book or series do you enjoy reading over and over again?

Jean M. Auel's Earth's Children series.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I enjoy gardening, being in nature, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Do you write about real life experiences, or does everything come from your imagination?

So far, my short stories have been written from my imagination. I do have some real life experiences that I would like to turn into women's fiction at some point in the future.

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