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Author Interview: Q & A with Russell Brown


Why did you start writing? Was there a specific moment where you decided to put pen to paper or words to a screen?

I can’t really remember when I started writing. I only remember the need to do so. It’s always been there. I write because I have to.

What has been your hardest challenge this year?

Keeping you’re spirits up while in lockdown.

The book market has never been so tough as it is now. What advice would you give to aspiring authors to stand out from the crowd?

Be true to yourself and write what you know. If you try to please the crowd it will just come across as false and publishers will see through you in an instant.

What’s been your favourite book that you’ve read this year?

Everything published by Blkdog of course. But apart from that Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist.

Other than your own, which BLKDOG title would you recommend?

There are so many great ones, but Daisy Chains by Samantha Evergreen, Consumed by Justin Alcala and The Sword of Red by Jackie Marchant are particularly amazing.

A mystery basket turns up on your doorstep. Would you prefer it contained a dog or a cat?

A dog, I’d be chucked out of the house if I said cat.

Do you have a book in your mind that you know you’ll probably never actually write?

A few to be honest. I’d love to write a fantasy novel, but I just can’t get my head around the genre, even though I love reading it.

Which famous author do you most admire?

Stephen King.

Which book have you read which you feel deserves much more acclaim that it has received?

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg.

One of your books suddenly sells a million copies, how do you react?

Party, party, party. Then worry about how I was going to follow it up with that difficult second novel.


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Lewis saw the wolf because he couldn't sleep.


Lewis didn’t believe in magic. Not until he was chased by a man who could change into a wolf. Not until he discovered he could change into one too. Not until he was told that he and his friend Charlie were the only ones that stood between a demon and the end of the world as they knew it. Now he believes. Now he has no choice.


Now he’ll need to learn what it means to be a magical creature in a secret world at war. Now he’ll need to discover how to control his new found magical powers, and learn how to fight monsters, hell bent on trying to destroy everything he loves. The only problem is, it’s sometimes hard to know who the monsters really are.


War of the Wolves, book one of The Demon Gatekeeper trilogy, is a nerve-jangling ride, through the heart of a secret magical world, existing right underneath our noses.


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"Exciting from the first page till the end. The War of the Wolves will have you chomping at the bit for the sequel." – John Selby, Sen


"Action packed. Brown has done a sterling job." - Richard Denham, Arthur: Shadow of a God


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Russell Brown has a secret, he's an Englishman living in Scotland. Don't tell anyone they might ask him to leave! Born in Sheffield during the Dark Ages, long before smart phones and the internet, he was a voracious reader and fan of the cult Chinese drama Monkey. After escaping to Scotland’s sunny uplands he now splits his time between writing, avoiding doing any work and digging holes. War of the Wolves (BLKDOG Publishing) is his second novel. His debut novel, The Playground, (Amazon Publishing) is a gory tale, full of blood, guts and the odd bit of gore. It tells the story of Ellie, a normal girl in an abnormal situation, fighting for her life as she tries to rescue her sister from a man-made hell full of monsters on a mission.

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