JQM Literary Chat Welcomes Erudessa Gentian
Tell us about yourself:
I may be a newly published author, but I am no stranger to the arts. With over twenty years of musical and acting performance across the globe, I’m excited to bring my diverse background to the literary world.
My first published short story, War of Wolves and Dragons – The Start of a Dangerous Friendship, can be found in the third installment of anthology series Harvey Duckman Presents…
My wide range of hobbies and interests are reflected in my creative writing that spans across genres to include (but not limited to): Science Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Fantasy and Steampunk.
My blog covers even more ground with posts about lifestyle, travel and interviews with people from a range of professions.
Tell us about your book:
Power In Time is the first of the Kynaston Royal Saga Science Fiction novels. It follows the adventures of Larkspur, an unwitting time traveller who finds herself stuck 4,000 years in the future, with unknown superpowers lurking in her DNA, and adopted into one of the most powerful families on all four inhabited planets. Will painful surprises from her distant past now help her embrace an uncertain future?
What influenced you to write your current genre?
I have always loved reading science fiction, so it was a natural pull when I started writing. I like to understand how something works, and if it’s supposed to be a science, I want it to be at least almost believable. I have read both badly and incredibly well written sci-fi books, and I hope to be considered one of the mostly believable, well written authors.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ack! I really can’t say I have one favorite… But here are some that I’ve been reading recently, in no particular order:
Anne Bishop (I love her Others series)
Abigail Falanga (I love her writing voice! It’s often hilarious, but she also does serious and dramatic very well.)
Agatha Christie (I mean, no one does mystery like her!)
J.R.R. Tolkien (I actually don’t like his writing style that much, but he is the best world builder I have ever known…no one comes even close)
Chuck Black (His allegories were awesome!)
What are your favorite books?
Again…so hard when someone asks for a favorite… In no particular order, here are some I remember off the top of my head:
The Others/The World of the Others (By Anne Bishop)
39 Clues (It’s been a while since I read them, but I remember loving the first series. The subsequent spinoffs weren’t as good in my opinion)
The Kingdom Series/The Knights of Arrethtrae Series (By Chuck Black)
The Count of Monte Cristo (By Alexander Dumas. Very long and hard to keep everything straight, but the way he kept track and used every single detail in the book blew my mind)
Enola Holmes Series (By Nancy Springer)
Who are your favorite literary characters?
Ooh, this is a new question I haven’t thought much about…
Hmm. Well, I loved Strider (also known as Aragorn) from Lord of the Rings as soon as he appeared in the story. I’m not sure why, but I was a huge fan from the beginning.
I’ve also always loved Black Beauty and the red coon pups from Where the Red Fern Grows
This is a great question! I’m going to have to think about this some more…
Is there anything you want to share with potential readers?
Like I’ve shared before, my writing crosses many different genres. But my first book will be a time-travelling sci-fi adventure. If you are fans of the X-Men and Firefly/Serenity, you’ll probably want to keep an eye out for the Kynaston Royal Saga!
Where can we go to learn more about you and your literary works?
My website, www.erudessagentian.com, has not only my blog, but also links to other social medias.