Thursday, July 8, 2010
David H. Burton--The Second Coming
David H. Burton: Indie author, adoptive father of 3 boys, manager of chaos, science and technology geek, person of the queer persuasion, and purveyor of sacrilege.
The Second Coming: Five hundred years have passed since the Earth shifted on its axis - a catastrophic event that wiped out civilization and released the powers of the dead back to Earth. With technology long abandoned, a dark age has shrouded our world once more. Travel to a future of blood sacrifice, demons, witchcraft, and an immoral God that has returned to reclaim his former dominion.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I think that it’s a fresh take on old fantasy elements and it keeps the reader guessing. The line between good and evil is quite blurred in this. It also ties in some ancient myths that will engage even those readers that tend not to read fantasy.
Q: Why did you go indie?
My agent and I sub’d this book last year to major publishers. The most common comment we heard, despite the fact that the majority of editors really enjoyed the writing, was that they thought the book “too risky” or that their impression was that there wouldn’t be a market for it. Also, a number of houses were starting to turn their attention to a more “urban fantasy” market.
Since my book seems to cross genres (paranormal/fantasy/horror) and had no relation to urban fantasy, it didn’t seem to be the right fit. So we came to the self-publishing decision together as a strategy to show there’s a solid readership for the work.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Easily Robert Jordan, Weis & Hickman, Terry Brooks, Tolkien, and George R.R. Martin.