I’m pleased to join in promoting the release of KINGDOM CITY: REVOLT by Ben Ireland, with fabulous cover art by Luke Spooner. KINGDOM CITY: REVOLT is Book 2 of the near-future dystopian series, with strong science fiction and urban fantasy elements. Today I’ll feature a discussion with Ben about his creative process and interests. Follow our blog tour and check out the Rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win great prizes! Visit each blog each day for more ways to enter.
About Ben Ireland
How did you come up with the title?
My little brother LOVES Dungeons & Dragons. Years before I called myself a writer, he was drawing a map for a campaign he was planning and I walked up behind him. He couldn’t think of a name for the capital city of the kingdom, so he called it Kingdom City. I thought that had an amazing ring to it so I stored it away for later use. Once you read the books, you’ll understand why they are subtitled Resurrection, and Revolt.
What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?
Finding time! I love writing and I love telling stories. I haven’t experienced writer’s block, so to speak. My mind is brimming with stories and ideas and the fountain hasn’t run down, let alone run out. As a worker and a father I did the only thing I could do to find time. Sleep less. Some weeks I was going on three and a half hours a night when I had to.
What activities best give your brain a break? How do you unwind?
Anime and X-files. Though I’m all caught on X-Files.
What are some of your other published works?
Kingdom City: Resurrection (Kingdom City Book 1) http://amzn.to/202KFQE.
What is your advice to writers?
Figure out who to listen to and who to ignore. If you don’t have people in your life who challenge your creative work, then you’re handicapping yourself. Peter Jackson and George Lucas stopped listening to people that challenged them, and the result is the Hobbit movies and Star Wars episode 1-3. No matter how successful you get, listen to your trusted critics.
Blog Tour Schedule
January 30 through February 6, 2016
|Find Ben Ireland on the web:|
|Saturday, 01-30||Where the Words Take You|
|Sunday, 01-31||Perpetual Chaos of a Wandering Mind|
|Monday, 02-01||Ben Ireland Books|
|Tuesday, 02-02||JD Spero, Author|
|Wednesday, 02-03||Slithers of Thought|
|Creativity from Chaos|
|Thursday, 02-04||Welcome to Avalon|
|Semi Short Chic|
|Friday, 02-05||Songs of Mann|
|Saturday, 02-06||The Cult of Me|
|Book Reviews & Giveaways|