5. What is publishing like? Is it difficult? Easy? Why?
The process of working with JEA is great. They are so professional and always willing to show the author that their ideas are valued.
6. In 10 years, what do you want readers to say about your work/you?
Name: Christopher St. John Sampayo
Titles: Shadows of the Inferno, Fields of Frozen Stars, Ghosts of Glass, Haunting of Rosehaven.
Down and Dirty Questions:
1. If you had one image/idea to represent you, what would it be?
The Cheshire cat saying…we’re all a little mad here.
2. What s one theme you cover and explore within your writing?
One theme I’ve explored in my books is the idea of social networking and what constitutes friendship in the internet age.
3. Give us one (or 2) character (s) (tell us the book(s)) and tell us why you admire/hate/ love that person.
I have a character in my book Fields of Frozen Stars called Cuckoo John. He was fun to write. I liked his mindset. He questions the reality around him and it was a fun thought process to explore.
4. Pick one of your covers and tell us how that represents your book. Who did the cover? How was the experience? What was the planning like?
Fields of Frozen Stars was a fun design process cause me and the great David Mcglumphy went back and forth discussing different ideas and trying different things to make the cover.
7. What is the funniest writing experience you’ve had?
I often get over caffeinated.
8. How do you title a book? Where does it come from?
I let the story linger in my mind for a bit then see what I feel applies.
9. What are your strongest abilities in writing?
I like writing mindsets of characters. That’s the most exciting thing for me.
Scarlett, bearer of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity for nigh on three hundred years, untouched by linear time, unhindered by the confines of space, nevertheless has grown weary. The ancient dagger, crafted in sorcery over eight thousand years ago, requires the blood of the profane to sustain its power. Scarlett has killed scores over the centuries and will continue for as long as she possesses The Blade.
Her chance meeting with young Dera, an 11 year old mute from the outskirts of town, throws both of their worlds into chaos, as Scarlett returns to the busy town of Mills Wall, to complete a failed attempt on her most elusive target to date. Could this child be the downfall of Scarlett? The demise of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity? Dark and troubled times are all that is foreseeable for both Scarlett and the mysterious little girl. Indeed for all of Mills Wall.