Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Author PAUL BARRETT Stops By

It's November 16'th and I want to say Happy Birthday to my Mom. Hi Mom.

Also today we have author Paul Barrett stopping by to chat with us and tell us a bit about his novel  THE MALAISE FALCHION. It falls into the SciFI category as you can no doubt tell from the cover graphics, although I get a sense of Fantasy as well.


What's it about? Here's the description:

Disgraced during the Demon War, Dwarf investigator Snazdaggin Kundarik (Spade to his friends) wants nothing more than a desk to sleep on, a bottle of grog to drink, and the occasional easy case for quick pay.
Then a mysterious female Elf from the posh side of town shows up and offers him exoneration for his past sins and lots of gold. All he has to do is follow her brother and report his activities. Simple, right?

He should have known better. The simple job soon spirals out of control. Spade finds himself sucked into intrigue, powerful magic, and the hunt for a weapon powerful enough to end the world. Ill-prepared, Spade forges on with the aid of his hapless sidekick and a reluctant female warrior.
Will he survive long enough to save the world and get his grog?

Elves and grog? I don't know…sounds kind of dicey to me. Let's see what Paul has to say:
1. Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
Snazdaggin Kundurik, Spade to his friends, is a Dwarf who is a private investigator in Mage City. Disgraced during the Demon War, he has left himself over to drinking excessively and barely surviving on the few cases that come through his door. When a female Elf comes along and offers him a chance at redemption if he helps her, he jumps at the opportunity.

2. Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
I’m not a huge believer in the paranormal, but I’ve read about enough strange things to have an open mind. The closest I came to anything like it was when I worked on a documentary that took me to Birkenau concentration camp. The feeling being in the place, knowing the amount of death that occurred there, certainly gave one a deeply moving feeling. That’s the closest I’ve ever come.
3. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
I’m currently working on A Cry of Decay, which is the working title of the second book in the Necromancer Saga. (A Whisper of Death is the first) I’m also finished up edits on Knight Errant, a space opera I co-wrote with my good friend, Steve Murphy.

About the Author:

Paul has lived a varied life full of excitement and adventure. Not really, but it sounds good as an opening line.
Paul’s multiple careers have included: rock and roll roadie, children’s theater stage manager, television camera operator, mortgage banker, and support specialist for Microsoft Excel.

This eclectic mix prepared him to go into his true love: motion picture production. He has produced two motion pictures and two documentaries: His film Night Feeders released on DVD in 2007, and Cold Storage was released by Lionsgate in 2010
Amidst all this, Paul has worked on his writing, starting with his first short story, about Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, at age 8. Paul has written and produced numerous commercial and industrial video scripts in his tenure with his forcreative agency, Indievision. He has two published short stories (As You Sow and Double Cross) and one self-published novel (Godchild). He lives with his filmmaker/graphic artist partner and their three cats.


Paul came to us today via Bewitching Book Tours. His appearance was free-gratis-free.

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