This blog post was such an easy post to write, because the interview with Autumn Birt, author of the Rise of the Fifth Order series, was so much fun. We initially tried to schedule this interview in July, but Autumn and her husband were traveling off-grid the farthest reaches of the planet. Needless to say, this was a fast paced conversation and an interview with some new information readers and writers might be interested.
Autumn is currently writing epic fantasy and near-future dystopian military thrillers. It was interesting to discuss how she developed the Rise of the Fifth Order series and what makes it different than other books in the genre. For readers new to the series, the story revolves around elemental magic and a cast of characters from multiple points of view. Autumn talks about the four elemental powers in her story world and the forbidden fifth power which drives choices and consequences of the main characters.
Her military dystopian fiction starts out with a book of short stories. Most of her fans came to know her work through the fantasy series, but we learned she has some dedicated fans wanting more of this other genre. Like many authors, she discusses how switching genres can be refreshing for writers and their creativity. Her next major project will be dark urban fantasy.
So, not everyone wants to live off the grid in the far north, but I hope everyone will find something to learn and enjoy from this show. There is, be warned, a slight diversion on the pros and cons of having reader comments tattooed on your body.
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