Meet Fantasy Authors, Charley Swanda and Amber Daniels

When and why did you begin writing?

We began writing 2 years ago. The reason why: we both retired from nursing and have both written all our lives, ranging from short stories and poetry to Charley writing music. We decided to combine our efforts and write a novel. It started out for fun then we published, and it has become a new career path for us. Hopefully…

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

Vikings and Norse Mythology are very interesting and buried deep in our history. We didn’t think that people give it enough attention. Mostly Greek and Egyptian mythologies are what people think of. We decided we wanted to change that.

What have you written so far?

Thus far, we have written The Asgardian Prophecies: The Black Quasar, but we are working on book 2 of the series, as well as half-way done with a new book where we try our hands at romance writing.

What are some ways in which you promote your work?

We have done local book signings. We promote on Facebook, Goodreads, and have been spotlighted in a couple of blogs.

How do you feel about indie/alternative vs. conventional publishing?

We have done the indie route and feel that indie authors are sometimes not given enough credit. Indie authors work hard and sometimes harder than conventional authors because Indie authors have to pay their own way and market themselves. However, we do think that conventional publishers offer a lot more open doors than an Indie author can open for themselves.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

Never give up. It’s not easy but nothing worth something is ever easy. Word of mouth is still the best form of marketing, so talk to anyone who will listen.

Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

That is tough because each one of our characters is special. Amber’s pick would be the goddess Hel. I think she is totally misunderstood and gets a bad rap just because she is the goddess of the dead. Charley’s pick would probably have to be Charles/Magnus. They relate well to one another. And Charles really is like the 1980’s version of Charley.

What is your next project?

A romance that is set during the end of the civil war. It’s a little bit historical and some paranormal.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Silver James, Maxine Douglas, and Anna Kittrell are all amazing and we would recommend them to anyone.

What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer?

Once you think you have it all figured out, you realize you don’t. You are always learning something new.


Charley and Amber Book cover

How can you connect with Charley and Amber?

Book Link | Official Site


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