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Monday, August 30, 2010

Author Interview - Debra L. Martin

Today, we welcome author Debra L. Martin. Pull up a chair and get comfy as we get to know her better.

What genre do you write?
I write fantasy/science fiction with my co-author, David W. Small.  We have been writing together since 2006.

What do you currently have in print and where can we find them?
We have two full-length novels in our RULE OF OTHARIA series, Quest for Nobility and The Crystal Facade.  The books revolve around royal Otharian twins, Darius and Dyla Telkur and their struggle to maintain control of the throne of Telkur.  The reader will delve into a world of PSI powers [telepathy, empathy, telekinesis], betrayal, intrigue and murder.  There is an evil mastermind bent on eliminating the twins and, of course, there is a deliciously evil telekinetic assassin.  There is also a connection back to Earth which Darius and Dyla uncover.  To unravel the mystery, they must shift through the clues from the Arthurian legends of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake.

We also have two novelettes in our DARK FUTURE series, Path to War and The Right Path. The stories are set in a bleak post-apocalyptic world where only the strongest survive.  Food and water are scarce and gangs roam the streets preying on the weak.  System cops try to keep the peace any way they can but it’s not always pretty. 

You can find all of my books through my Amazon author page here:

What inspires your stories?
I get inspiration from many things from catching snippets of conversations during the day to reader comments.  It’s amazing how you can spin a story from one seemingly innocent comment.

I do the same thing. I take comments off on wild tangents to see what happens. What is your current WIP?
Dave and I are actually working on two manuscripts at the moment.  One is a new fantasy involving assassins, witches and an ancient prophesy.  We hope to finish this in 2011.  The second project is another novelette in the DARK FUTURE series tentatively titled, Zia’s Path.

Those sound like a lot of fun. What hobbies do you have that you want to share?
I have a home-based business making decorated light boxes with my friend Sandy.  We sell them in the fall at our local craft shows. This is our second year and we’ve been pretty successful so far.

Do you have cats or other pets?
Believe it or not, but I have 4 cats.  Yes, I know that’s a lot of cats, but each one of them came to us as either a stray or rescue cat.  They are all females and our youngest, Isabelle, has taken over as queen bee although Crystal gives her a good swat every now and then to let her know she only rules because Crystal lets her.  Yes, my house is a zoo.

What are your favorite movies, tv shows, or books to read?
I’m more drawn to action/law enforcement type TV shows.  My favorites are Burn Notice, Bones, and Justified.  I read a variety of different genres, but my favorites are fantasy and science fiction and, of course, I have a soft spot for assassins.  Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy stands high among my favorites.

All great shows and books. How can we find you? Website, blog, Facebook, Twitter?
I try to visible as much as possible on the internet and frequently comment on forums such as Kindleboards and Bestseller Bound.  You can also find me here:

Thanks so much for joining us today! Best of luck with your current books and future endeavors.


  1. Awesome interview! Your books sound very interesting. You had me at 'evil telekinetic assassin." lol.

  2. Telekinetic assassin is intriguing. The other books sound interesting, too. All success to you, Debra.

  3. I'm going to have to get my hands on that book and do a review for her. Telekinetic Assassin's Guild sounds so very hip and cool. Talk about keeping your hands clean.

  4. Thanks you all very much for your comments. I have to agree with you - Nils seems to be everyone's favorite character, but be warned he's a nasty man.

    Special thanks to Jaleta for hosting me!

  5. You're welcome, Debra. And thanks for hosting me on your blog.


Keep it clean, keep it nice.