Today I am interviewing Jon Skovron, author of the new fantasy novel, Hope and Red, first book in the Empire of Storms trilogy.
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DJ: Hey Jon! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Jon Skovron: Sure! I’m a single father of two pre-teen boys. I live just outside Washington, DC, although I’m originally from Ohio. I studied at an intensive, four year theater conservatory rather than go to a regular college, which is why theater inevitably shows up in some form in just about every book I write. I’ve written four Young Adult novels before this, three of which were contemporary fantasy. So Hope and Red is my first foray into both “grown-up” books, and epic fantasy.
DJ: What is Hope and Red about?
JS: This is always such a tough one for me. Summing up something that took me more than a year to write in just a sentence. But I’ve been trying to whittle it down, and this is what I’ve got:
It’s about two people, Hope and Red, with very different backgrounds, who find common purpose against a group of cruel, science-magicians called biomancers.
But really what I want to say it that it’s my swashbuckling kung fu pirate gangster romance epic! Continue reading