Each Monday I would like to take some time to get to know some of our favorite authors. My hope is that this will help readers connect with the authors.
Today I would like to introduce you to: W.A. Fulkerson!
I found Wesley last year during an Enclave book giveaway. Since then I have read his books and gotten to know him. He writes some pretty great fantasy novels. They are definitely worth checking out!
W. A. FULKERSON is an author and screenwriter, whose notable work includes For Whom the Sun Sings, Writing With Purpose: A Step-By-Step Guide to Producing Your Best Book, and the award-winning documentary Save My Seoul with Jubilee Media. In his free time, Fulkerson enjoys making music, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and studying languages. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children.
To help us get to know him, I have given him some questions and here are his responses:
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I have been writing professionally since 2012, but I started long before that. My earliest works were composed with the help of a scribe, namely because I was four years old and couldn’t write all of my letters very well. And, yes, the “scribe” was my mother. In all seriousness, I’ve always been a writer, and I actually did dictate stories and songs to family members before I knew how to write them down. The first time I was published was when I was eight years old and a piece of poetry I had written was read and discussed on a talk radio show. I’ve always had the itch to write, and it is an amazing blessing to get to do this for a living and have an avenue for all of the elaborate, strange, fanciful threads going through my mind.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: I’m editing an urban fantasy novel I wrote called The Weathermen that is slated to come out this summer. I’m also ghostwriting biographies for a few clients, and I have a new fantasy trilogy that I can’t talk about just yet, but it has something to do with dragons – and not in the way you’d expect. More on that in the coming months.
Q: What are some of your writing must haves? (Drink, snack, supplies, etc.)
A: 1.) A few Moleskines
2.) A college-ruled notebook (for notes, plotting, and questions)
3.) Research Materials
4.) Pens. Lots of Pens.
5.) Silence and Time
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: I’ve never written about it myself, but I love to read Arthurian Legend – Knights of the Round Table and all of that. The period of history and the unique characters and themes of that realm have always fascinated me. I’ve read T.H. White’s The Once and Future King three times, which is rare for someone like me who does not often re-read a novel.
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A:The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
…there are too many to list.
Q: If you could spend a day with one fictional character, who would you pick and what would you do?
A: I’d like to spend a day with John Hammond, from Crichton’s Jurassic Park, and I would politely ask him to show me some dinosaurs. Hopefully it goes better than it did in the book…
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: I want their attention turned to that which is true and beautiful. I don’t want to try and convince them that the Grand Canyon is breath-taking; I want to lead them to the rim and say, “Look.” The rest isn’t up to me.
To connect with W.A. Fulkerson, please click on any of the following links:
I’m also featuring his book, Starfall. If you sign up for his email list, you can read this book for free! Sign up here!
About the book:
The day an Ungifted witnesses his star fall from the heavens is a moment that shapes the rest of his life. Finding one’s star means choosing a gift, and having a gift means a better life- especially for Ducasus and Malleus. Born into slavery on a Flare’s plantation, the twin brothers spent their youth watching the sky, waiting, wishing, hoping for the day when their ticket to freedom might come. When it does, it is nothing like either of them ever expected. Starfall is an exciting, adventure-filled journey inside a world filled with giants, monsters, and races not yet known. A new mythology begins now.