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A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination. She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being fantasy and horror—but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion. As an indie author she’s published novels, novellas and story collections, with a few side trips into poetry.
Q: What is the current book you are promoting?
A; I’m currently promoting, Souls of the Dark Sea, the second book in my dark seafaring fantasy series, Saga of the Outer Islands. The book, and series, is all about dysfunctional gods, sea monsters, ghosts and other undead things.
Q; Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: There are many fun characters in Souls of the Dark Sea, but I think my favourite is Mouse. He is a shy, rather timid crew member on board the ship the Celestial Jewel, yet there is far more depth to his character than appearances would suggest.
Q: Who is your least favorite character and why?
A: My least favourite character would be Commander Augustus Quartermain Pelham, mostly because he is such an officious jerk through most of the book. He does get to redeem himself in Book Three, but he’s still a bit of a prig.
Q: If you could have your book made into a movie, who would you want to direct it?
A: That’s an easy one: Christopher Nolan. I love his films.
Q: If your book were made into a movie, who would you cast?
A: Not as easy, but for Rafe, I’d probably go with Aidan Turner from Poldark (because, alas, Hugh Jackman is bit too old for the role these days). Blackthorne is based on Ioan Gruffudd’s portrayal in Horatio Hornblower, so he’s a given. Billie Piper might make an interesting Goddess of the Moon, and I could see Tatiana Maslany as Bevire, Goddess of Shadows and Night.
Q: Dessert: cake or pie and why?
A: Cake, always cake. Nothing against pie but it doesn’t have frosting. And cake has more chocolate variations than pie.
Q: What is your next project?
A: My next project, after finishing the third book in the Saga series, is book one in my planned Camelot Immortals series. It’s based on Arthurian myth but set in modern day Britain. Basically the premise is magic=immortality and the people of Camelot are still around getting into supernatural trouble.
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: That one is always a tie between Neil Gaiman and Guy Gavriel Kay. They’re both brilliant and never disappoint.
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