Xlibris Publishing introduces Jack Nightengale, author of Chronicles of the Damned: Ashes of Dawn.
Please briefly describe your book.
I take an interesting and different route in portraying vampires in his latest book Chronicles of the Damned: Ashes of Dawn. The fantasy fiction book dealing with vampires dwells on how they became what they are and answers several important questions regarding their existence. In the book, readers will take a closer look on Markus Knight, the main protagonist, and Lilith, the mother of vampires and her resurrection.
Who is the author “behind” the book?
I’m a young writer who enjoys exploring his imagination. I’m an American poet, fantasy, fiction writer, who served in the United States armed forces for six and a half years. My inspiration yields from my loved ones and the power of imagination. I write with the belief of everything being possible with the right amount of imagination. After starting my journey with poetry, I later pursued my passion for writing as a published author. I write for the entertainment of all ages, with hope that others will find joy in reading my writings as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Do you have any particular literary influences that have helped you develop in your genre, subject and style?
Currently, I have no influences that have helped in the development of my subject or style but, I have had a few influences within this genre. For fiction I turn to authors Brent Weeks and his Night Angel Trilogy and George R.R. Martin and the Game of Thrones. I have been a fan of both authors for the past 6 years.
What inspired you to write your book, and how long did it take you to finish it?
I was inspired by my love for the supernatural more specifically, Vampires. My long fascination with the nightly creatures is what sparked my inspiration to write this book and of course various types of music. It took me nearly six months to write this book.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers?
My message to readers is that anything is possible with a little imagination and creativity.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
Currently, I’m involved in several other writing projects at the moment, but will be working on the sequel in the very near future.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book? Please feel free to mention any accolades you have received.
I’m looking toward the future for future events and possible book signings and other promotional opportunities.
What was your favorite part of your publishing experience, overall and with Xlibris?
My favorite part of the publishing experience with Xlibris is their service and the shared compassion for publishing any and all novels. I feel that the Xlibris staff is well versed and very helpful when it comes to questions, and editing. I feel as though I gain a friendship with each staff member I talk to and have enjoyed the conversations and help they provide.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
My advice for aspiring authors is simple. “If you have a little bit of imagination with a hint of creativity, you can achieve anything that you put your heart into”.
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