SPFBO 6

#SPFBO6, this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off created by fantasy author Mark Lawrence, opened for submissions on May 23rd.  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 some of the FINALISTS for this year’s #SPFBO contest!  I’ll post links to these interviews as soon as they’re available.

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Matt Larkin
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-matt-larkin/

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Suzannah Rowntree
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-suzannah-rowntree/

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Rachel Emma Shaw
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-rachel-emma-shaw/

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Robert H. Fleming
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-robert-h-fleming/

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Shaun Paul Stevens
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-shaun-paul-stevens/

#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Justin Lee Anderson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-finalist-interview-justin-lee-anderson/

Earlier, I interviewed several of the authors in this year’s contest.  The focus of these interviews was 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 are posted separately along with a link to the author’s submitted book on Amazon. Best of luck to all the contestants!

#SPFBO6 Interview – Megan Haskell
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-megan-haskell/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Dave Dobson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-dave-dobson/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Paul Freeman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-paul-freeman/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Phillip Murrell
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-phillip-murrell/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Aaron Bunce
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-aaron-bunce/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Shan RK
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-shan-rk/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Rogan Feltmate
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-rogan-feltmate/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Kevin Wright
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-kevin-wright/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Jed Herne
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-jed-herne/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Jamie Edmundson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-jamie-edmundson/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Allegra Pescatore
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-allegra-pescatore/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Anthea Sharp
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-anthea-sharp/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Raymond St. Elmo
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-raymond-st-elmo/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Kristen S. Walker
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-kristen-s-walker/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Suzannah Rowntree
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-suzannah-rowntree/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Cully Mack
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-cully-mack/

#SPFBO6 Interview – D.H. Willison
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-dh-willison/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Marc Vun Kannon
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-marc-vun-kannon/

#SPFBO6 Interview – JA Andrews
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-ja-andrews/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Keith Blenman
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-keith-blenman/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Judith Starkston
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-judith-starkston/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Meg Mac Donald
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-meg-mac-donald/

#SPFBO6 Interview – John Pepe
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-john-pepe/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Brandon M Lindsay
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-brandon-m-lindsay/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Steven Smith
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-steven-smith/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Patrick LeClerc
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-patrick-leclerc/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Patrick Samphire
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-patrick-samphire/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Tony Johnson
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-tony-johnson/

#SPFBO6 Interview – Eric Lazure
https://lavenderlassbooks.com/spfbo6-interview-eric-lazure