Author Interview – R.K. Summers

My Writer's Journey

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How would you describe your story in one sentence?

A retelling-with-a-twist of the Scottish ballad of Thomas the Rhymer.

What inspired you to write your story/characters/theme?

I’ve always loved the old legends of Britain. I think they don’t get as much notice when compared to the massive epics of Greek and Roman, even Egyptian mythos. Britain is tiny compared to those towering empires, but our old folk tales and legends are so full of mysticism and magic. Everyone has heard of King Arthur, obviously, but there’s so many more stories of Old Albion to be told.

Which authors have influenced you?

I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher. Marion Zimmer Bradley and JRR Tolkien influenced my adoration for British folklore, and JK Rowling inspired my determination to never give up.

Which are your favorite literary genres?

Anything fantasy at all. Epic fantasy, high fantasy, low fantasy, urban…

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