This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 163 with Leslie Swartz.
Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy and Sci-Fi Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.
This show will cover everything to do with fantasy books. From Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.
Let’s jump in with my writing update this week. I’m hard at work editing The Paramedic’s Sorceress, Book 9 in my Extreme Medical Services series, and should have it in the hands of my editor sometime later next week. I’m also happy to announce more items in my merchandise store at JamieDavisBooks.com/shop. T-shirts, tank tops, and an embroidered hat, too.
You can catch up with more information on what I’m up to, including some early looks at excerpts from the new book over in my Fun Fantasy Readers Facebook group. I post sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Okay, time for this week’s guest author. Leslie Swartz is a forty-year-old poet turned novelist living in Indianapolis with her husband and three daughters. She draws inspiration from a variety of writers including Shakespeare, Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Freddie Mercury, and Don McLean.
She started writing stories at age four and when she saw Legend for the first time, she decided at five that her goal in life would be to write something Ridley Scott would be proud to direct. In second grade, she won her first writing competition. She went on to win a handful of short story, poetry, and essay contests throughout her academic career and took a distance learning course at The Institute of Children’s Literature after high school.
She’s written songs and greeting cards before discovering that her true passion was paranormal urban fantasy novels. She has now released seven books in the complete Seventh Day Series.