Interview with Steven A. McKay: Robin Hood and Beyond – Terry Pratchett, AC/DC and Bellicus the warrior-druid

Brand new interview conducted by author Jenny Kane (Jennifer Ash) Tell us about your latest book. What excites you the most about it? This one is about a warrior-druid in post-Roman Britain and I am loving writing it. It was nice having readymade characters like Friar Tuck and Little John who I simply needed to flesh out […]

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Writing Superheroes! New interview with me, have a gander

All good superhero stories, have a sequel–something else happens after he first foe is vanquished. How does your sequel begin (after the publication of you first/most recent book….)
In my last book, The Wolf and the Raven, Sir Guy of Gisbourne was vanquished, with a terrible scar and an eye missing for his troubles. In the new novel, Rise of the Wolf, Gisbourne is back and, as you’d expect, rather annoyed…In terms of beginnings, this is the first time I’ve used a prologue. I never really understood why they were needed but, looking at the structure of the book, I thought this would be a better way to kick things off than the first chapter. I hope my readers agree!