It is with my greatest pleasure that I would like to introduce to you one of the most awesome and inspiring authors I have ever had the chance to meet, Marc Johnson.
Marc Johnson is currently working on a great mystical series called "The Passage of Hellsfire". His first three books of this wonderful series are already out and available for purchase!
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Also, please feel free to check out my reviews on the Catalyst and What Once Was One!
Now without further ado, enjoy my interview with Marc Johnson! His answers are truly inspiring!
Interview with Marc Johnson
"I’ve been writing since I was about 7 or so. I have all these stories and ideas in my head and as long as I can remember, I’ve ached to get them out. Writing seemed to be the only feasible option at the time. If I could have drawn, I would have made comics. If I could afford to shoot a film, I would have. Strangely enough, I still want to work in both of those mediums."
"I wrote a few short stories, which will never see the light of day without heavy rewrites. Catalyst was my first long work. I wrote the first draft when I was 13 and about twice a year I rewrote the entire thing from scratch until I was about 19."
"It came to me in a dream. I dreamt of fire and from that fire rose Hellsfire. Like I said, I wrote it when I was 13, and it was originally supposed to be a 30-page short story. However, whenever I rewrote it, it got longer and longer, and the world kept getting fleshed out. I want to say that when I was 15 or 16, I realized it could be a series."
"Thanks for the kind words :) A lot of credit must go to my editor, Lauren Sweet. She sees how badly the early first drafts are. She helps me flesh out what I meant to say and deepens the world and characters. It takes an incredible amount of work to get my manuscripts into something enjoyable, much less readable. That’s why it takes me a year or two before I release another book."
"Without spoiling too much, yes. I’ve revealed some of this information bit by bit as the series has gone on. It will get revealed more and trust me when I say, everything will be explained by the time the series is over."
"There will be six total. When The Passage of Hellsfire is complete, I may eventually write a trilogy about Shala and Renak’s War of the Wizards. While that’ll take place in the same world, It’ll be at least 1000 years before Hellsfire was ever born. It will also be completely different since those two will know how to use their powers, and Renak had his reasons for doing what he did.
But before I get to that, there’s at least one or two standalone contemporary books, that I may write. Who knows? Like I said I have a lot of ideas in my head."
"Reawakening will be the most fantastical of all the books. It’s going to take Hellsfire far. It will test him in ways he didn’t realize were possible, and he’s not going to come out of it the same."
"I do. It’s called Eternal Darkness. "
"Thanks for the interview, Florentine, and for giving my series a chance! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my books so far. I hope your readers also give a chance and enjoy it. I think they’d be in for quite a fun, romantic, magical adventure. And anyone who reads it, I would love to know what you think about it. Hope you enjoy it!"