SPFBO 7

#SPFBO7, this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off created by fantasy author Mark Lawrence, opened for submissions on May 14th.  300 self-published fantasy authors entered their books, which were given to one of 10 judges, or teams of judges.  Each judge chose one book to compete in the final round…where the winner will be determined.  There can be only one!  To find out more, please see Mark Lawrence’s website.
https://mark—lawrence.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-official-self-published-fantasy.html

To help explain this process (and because I like making videos) here’s a quick summary.

I’ll be interviewing several of the authors in this year’s contest.  The focus of these interviews will be on the challenges of self-publishing, how the fantasy genre has changed (and stayed the same) in the past decade, and what each of us looks for in a story.

The interviews will be posted separately along with a link to the author’s submitted book on Amazon. Best of luck to all the contestants!

#SPFBO7 Interview – Bjørn Larssen
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-bjorn-larssen/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Glen Dahlgren
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-glen-dahlgren/

#SPFBO7 Interview – James Pyne
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-james-pyne/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Sean P. Valiente
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-sean-p-valiente/

#SPFBO7 Inteview – Karim Soliman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-karim-soliman/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Joanna Maciejewska
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-joanna-maciejewska/

#SPFBO7 Interview – U.G. Gutman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-u-g-gutman/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Jon Ford
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-jon-ford/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Rune S. Nielsen
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-rune-s-nielsen/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Aaron S. Jones
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-aaron-s-jones/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Tom Dumbrell
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-tom-dumbrell/

#SPFBO7 Interview – David Stephenson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-david-stephenson/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Tim Hardie
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-tim-hardie/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Roland O’Leary
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-roland-oleary/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Rob Donovan
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-rob-donovan/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Daniel T. Jackson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-daniel-t-jackson/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Peter W. Blaisdell
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-peter-w-blaisdell/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Joe Coates
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-joe-coates/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Phil Williams
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-phil-williams/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Casey White
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-casey-white/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Ceril N Domace
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-ceril-n-domace/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Virginia McClain
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-virginia-mcclain/

#SPFBO7 Interview – J.D.L. Rosell
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-j-d-l-rosell/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Michael E. Thies
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-michael-e-thies/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Alex Raizman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-alex-raizman/

#SPFBO7 Interview – ML Spencer
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-ml-spencer/

#SPFBO7 Interview – A.F. Stewart
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-a-f-stewart/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Liza Street
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-liza-street/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Todd Herzman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-todd-herzman/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Val Neil
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-val-neil/

#SPFBO7 Interview – A.K.M. Beach
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-a-k-m-beach/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Lyra Wolf
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-lyra-wolf/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Melissa Stone
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-melissa-stone/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Mark Timmony
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-mark-timmony/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Zamil Akhtar
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-zamil-akhtar/

#SPFBO7 Interview – D. L. Gardner
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-d-l-gardner/

#SPFBO7 Interview – Drew Montgomery
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo7-interview-drew-montgomery/