Monday, June 25, 2018

Interview with Fantasy Author Kevin M. Villegas @sunwrightcron


I have been writing for as long as I can remember. My ongoing series The Sunwright Chronicles is a culmination of fifteen years of creating a unique living world with a rich history. I am currently writing the third book in the series. Besides writing I enjoy computer gaming, reading, playing the guitar and watching the history and science channels. My favorite activity though, is hanging out with my awesome family.

My latest book is the fantasy, The Sunwright Chronicles: A New World.

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About the Book:

The Sunwright Chronicles : A New World, takes place in the world called Alavar, the Sunwrights a mostly Magical family made up of Paris Sunwright, Suadela Sunwright, Calia Sunwright, Tobias &
Jaedus Sunwright and last but not least Pershing Sunwright, have all arrived from a long but bitter stay from modern earth. Alavar is a fresh new world, so the Sunwrights are directed to stay away from the "creators as they work" young Jaedus Sunwright is discovered to be a "necromancer" the most powerful type of mage.
Paris Sunwright the patriarch of the family takes it upon himself to train her before she accidentally kills anyone in the family with her wild powers. Conflict ensues between Suadela, Paris's wife and young Jaedus before Paris can take Jaedus away to be trained. We skip ahead in time and Jaedus is trained properly, The "Creators" are long done with their work and the Sunwrights decide to reside with the elves of the world. The Sunwrights help teach the Elves many things. It is not long before it is discovered there is a sickness amongst the elves, called the soul disease. Because of her special powers Jaedus Sunwright is the best fitted to help combat this disease, only a few elves succumb to the disease, one being the wife of the second most prominent Elf in the land.
Now we move forward, the Elves are prospering the soul disease is gone, the population boom for the Elves has produced several distinct tribes amongst them. A power struggle ensues, in which the first murder occurs in the land, leading to the breakup of the tribes into separate nations and the very real possibility of war.

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I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

Thank you for having me! Well when I’m not writing or working I love to play the guitar, I play lead blues guitar and I can say I’m quite the musician in my own right. I also like to computer game with my son and I love to spend time with my family and listen to music.

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was around six years old.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Writing an original story in the 6th grade about a character I created that was set in Ancient Egypt. It would be the only A+++ grade I would receive in my life.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

To my wife’s family residence in Italy. Just being around them, and the ancient landscape would provide so much inspiration to me.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Mostly likely write for three of them and play the guitar for the other one.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

I would one day like to do a vampire series set in Victorian England. I already have a main character in mind.

Back to your present book, The Sunwright Chronicles: A New World, how did you publish it?

I’m an Indie guy, so I self-published. I worked with two great companies to get the formatting and editing done for the e-book and the paperback.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

No, but I used what I have studied about ancient civilizations, in this case especially the greeks to inspire me.

Why was writing The Sunwright Chronicles: A New World so important to you?

The Sunwrights are larger than life in my mind, they need, they demand to have their story told.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

Some just come to me in the middle of the night, others are inspired by historical readings I have just read. I’ve always written this way, I can’t really explain it.

Any final words?

Thank you for having me for this fantastic interview. I hope everyone enjoys the novel!

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