Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

Sean Donovan

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 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

Currently I am working on a dark fantasy novel, Black Sky Curse, and a fantasy short story, The Steadfast.

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

Currently I am working on a dark fantasy novel, Black Sky Curse, and a fantasy short story, The Steadfast.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

A pencil. I like to write notes everywhere: on paper, on a sticky note, on a desk. I always need to have a pencil handy in case something random pops into my head.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

A pencil. I like to write notes everywhere: on paper, on a sticky note, on a desk. I always need to have a pencil handy in case something random pops into my head.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A pill that will fill you entirely so you don't need to eat a meal. Eating takes too long and sometimes I don't know what I want but I am super hungry, so if I just a pill that gave me all the nutrients and rid me of hunger then that would be perfect.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A pill that will fill you entirely so you don't need to eat a meal. Eating takes too long and sometimes I don't know what I want but I am super hungry, so if I just a pill that gave me all the nutrients and rid me of hunger then that would be perfect.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Brent Weeks is my favorite author. If I had five minutes with him, I would just mention that he was what spurred me into becoming the writer I am now and then I would just try and not fanboy the entire time and try, and fail, to have a normal conversation and just absorb everything he says.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Brent Weeks is my favorite author. If I had five minutes with him, I would just mention that he was what spurred me into becoming the writer I am now and then I would just try and not fanboy the entire time and try, and fail, to have a normal conversation and just absorb everything he says.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I would love to travel to the Swiss Alps and I would just hike and wander and try and attune myself to the tranquility of nature. Also I would put my stuff down at whatever place I've reserved.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I would love to travel to the Swiss Alps and I would just hike and wander and try and attune myself to the tranquility of nature. Also I would put my stuff down at whatever place I've reserved.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Find the snack table. That is an artform I have mastered. If there isn't a snack table I'll just stand in the general area of where it should be hoping it magically appears.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Find the snack table. That is an artform I have mastered. If there isn't a snack table I'll just stand in the general area of where it should be hoping it magically appears.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My significant other isn't a writer, but she is the biggest supporter of my writing and I appreciate her endlessly.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My significant other isn't a writer, but she is the biggest supporter of my writing and I appreciate her endlessly.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

The people of Nineveh used to stuff bowls full of items, or sometimes vegetation, to ward off evil spirits.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

The people of Nineveh used to stuff bowls full of items, or sometimes vegetation, to ward off evil spirits.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

Sunscreen, for one, and a teleporter to bring my wife there with me. Sorry honey, but, I refuse to be stranded by myself.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

Sunscreen, for one, and a teleporter to bring my wife there with me. Sorry honey, but, I refuse to be stranded by myself.