This post is part of the Kingdom of Vosh blog tour organized by Tomorrow Comes Media. For links to all the other bloggers who are participating, with reviews, interviews, and guest posts, click here.
Mr. Conley was kind enough to answer some interview questions that I sent his way, we talk about the book, a terrifying artwork critique, telling stories through artwork, family friendly epic fantasy, and more!
1. Hi Jason! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Did you always want to be a writer?
Writing was something that came naturally and organically to me, although it wasn’t my first choice. I’m a traditional artist, pen, pencil, charcoal, oils, the whole bit, even digital. I’ve drawn all my life. So the creative side was there that I could pull from and use as I started to develop my writing style.
2. What’s the quick “elevator-pitch” for The Kingdom of Vosh?
Well it’s the inner flap description of the book, but it’s the most direct and to the point version I can give so here goes:
Secrets have been formed in the dark corners of the kingdom. Change is in the air and whispers of new ideas and technologies have swept the land. Unfortunately, the King is old and simple and his daughter is concerned only with worldly possessions. A man by the name of Buul, a man long forgotten, has returned to pay a visit to the King on the day of his birthday. He has not come empty handed and will be the King’s undoing. The King, in moments of panic and war, can trust no one with the protection of his daughter. He quickly decides to entrust her life with a creature most vile and uncommon and chains her to a Vork. He does not leave her empty handed though. His last gift to the Princess is an amulet with powers even he does not comprehend. The land’s only chance, the only one loyal to the King’s memory, is the daughter that cares nothing of the Kingdom of Vosh.
3.who are some of your favorite writers? How have they influenced you?