Words with Jonathan DeCoteau, author of "The Storm World Series"

Can you tell us a little bit about The Storm World Series?

The Storm World Series, comprised of Speaker of the Gods, The Wave Dancer, and Rise of the Stormbearer, is an apocalyptic coming-of-age epic about an ancient Christian order, The Resurrection Men, knights of the end times who’ve plotted for millennia to survive The Maelstrom, a supernatural storm two thousand years in the making that will ultimately transform Earth into Stormworld.

As the novel begins, unsuspecting teen Samuel Johnson holds watch over a mysterious coastal mansion called The House On The Sea, which includes chambers that resemble an ancient ark. When his visionary cousin, John David, arrives for a funeral with mysterious followers, then stays, rebuilding this ark, Samuel fights to solve the mystery of his cousin and rid himself of this apocalyptic gang, only to see the earth dying all around him. Samuel also learns of their ancient prophecy of The Stormbearer, the one who will walk with The Maelstrom and decide who lives and who dies in the final hours. To fulfill the prophecy, Samuel must make a grave choice, one that may shape human history or lead to its destruction.

What's your background with writing?

One small press book, The Naked Earth, which won a few awards, and a published story. I'm still getting started in this game!

Who are your inspirations/influences?

This book had many influences, the greatest of which might've been Dune. It was started so long ago that the whole paranormal craze hadn't even happened yet, so I can't claim any of those authors as great influences, even if admire their work now.

Who was responsible for the cover/book design?

Troy O'Brien, who designed the cover of my last book.

What are you doing in terms of marketing/publicity?

This really is a labor of love. After fifteen years of revising, polishing, and trying for that agent or publisher, I decided to put the book on Kindle for $0.99 for any liked minded reader to enjoy. I'm just trying to put the world out.

Do you have any stories from book signings/radio interviews/etc.?

Only the story of that first big agent I thought I'd landed, who set up the call, only to hang up on me at “Hello.” Funny in a bad way.

What projects do you have planned for the future? 

Hopefully, a vacation.

Is there anything else about you we should know?

The book is only $0.99 and available here!

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