1. Tell us about your book
Risen is the first entry in a planned series about a man who rises from the grave. The world around him seems to be in a bad shape, and it appears that he had missed something huge while he was out. Besides some practical knowledge, he is an amnesiac, so he tries to learn as much as he can about himself as well. All while being pursued by a gang of mutilated neo-nazis, that is.
2. How did you come up with the idea?
I was watching one of the more popular, newer movies, when I realized just how annoyed I was with what entertainment was becoming. Sure, it’s still entertaining, but where is the edge, the grit? Somewhere along the trail, what we all like had become sugarcoated for mass production, stripped down to its barest components in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and we’ve barely noticed. Then, I remembered what I used to like when I was younger. Stories that were grim and dark, but still entertaining. I wanted to take something like that, and give it the most competent treatment I could. That is how the Nameless Chronicle was conceived.
3. Who are your favorite writers?
Scott Lynch, Steven Erikson, and George R. R. Martin.
4. Tell us three things about you that no one knows
I have a total of seven cats. When watching a movie, TV show or such, I always chuckle at the sight of someone being punched in the head. Yeah, and from time to time I actually enjoy reading or watching something that is incredibly bad. I have no idea why.
5. What’s next for you?
Since the entirety of the story had been planned out, the logical step for me would be to get cracking on the sequel to Risen. As much as real life allows, anyway.
In order to deal with everyday boredom, M. T. Miller decided to give a voice to the horrors that lurk in his mind. Risen, his first work, is a celebration of things he likes: a grim atmosphere, witty dialogue, and eccentric characters. He lives with his fiancée, somewhere outside of what we perceive as civilization. He enjoys long talks, video games, and spending time up in the clouds.
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About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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