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In this episode, Dowling student Karl August Ekstrom discusses his book Ravencroft: The Artifact War. Envisioned as the first in a series of four novels detailing an epic struggle between good and evil in the world of Ravencroft, the book is a mixture of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling with a bit of Arthurian legend thrown in. Karl discusses these and other influences, including George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Karl also discusses his use of Publish America as the vehicle for getting his book into print, along with the ensuing challenges of promoting and selling the work in an age of Internet marketing and publish on demand technology.
Karl August Ekstrom
Shownotes with related links:
(Music Courtesy of the Music Alley from Mevio)
- 0:01 Introduction
Chris Kretz – Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
- 2:10 Interview
Karl August Ekstrom, Dowling student and author of Ravencroft: The Artifact War.
- Ravencroft via Library Thing
- Tower of the Hand (guide to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Information Center
- The Encyclopedia of Arda (guide to J.R.R. Tolkien)
Song: “50 Dollar Wig” by Doug Macleod