Author Interview with A.K. Stuntz

Dragon Soul Press interviewed A.K. Stuntz, an author featured in Extinct Worlds and History.


1. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but It wasn’t my first choice for a career. I was actually a horseback riding instructor and horse trainer. It wasn’t until after I moved and got married that I started focusing more on my writing.

2. Describe your writing space.

I have a large desk where I do most of my writing. In one area, I keep my laptop where I do all my writing, and off to the left is my notebook with my notes. I also keep my incentive (candy or cookies) within eye sight to encourage me to reach my writing goals.

3. What time of the day do you usually write?

Most of my writing gets done at night. Usually after eight PM.

4. What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

Endings are the hardest part of writing for me. It can take me days just to write the ending to a story. I never feel like they come out right.

5. Is there lots to do before you dive in and start writing the story?

I’m more of a pantser. I do make a very basic outline, but mostly I just look over my notes, read the last paragraph I wrote, and then just start writing.

6. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

So far, I have written 7 books. My favorite is Witch’s War. It’s a fantasy about a witch forced into a war after her husband betrays her.

7. Where do you get your inspiration?

I get a lot of my inspiration from pictures. I’m more of a visual person so things I see, like pictures, give me great ideas for stories.

8. How many bookshelves are in your house?

I have five bookshelves currently, but I’m hoping to add another one soon as all my books are spilling out of my bookshelves and filling up my floor.

9. What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I’m not writing, I like to read and ride my horse. There is nothing better then racing across an open field on the back of a horse.

10. Where can readers learn more about you?

Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.

2021 Fourth Quarter Book Releases

Listed below are the Dragon Soul Press anthologies that released during the fourth quarter of 2021.
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October

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In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level. Discover ghosts, demons, and your worst nightmares. Read at your own risk.

Baby Food by Warren Benedetto

Mister McKenzie by Jacob Steven Mohr

Dark Shadows by L.V. Gaudet

Toil and Trouble by Dylan Roche

Hatchling by Barend Nieuwstraten III

Solyn the Scavenger 2 by Barend Nieuwstraten III

Don’t Breathe His Name by Lincoln Reed

Beauty Kills by Victor Nandi


November

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The fairytale retellings you’ve always needed.

Dive into the nostalgic feel of fairytales, but don’t get too comfortable. This mixture of fantastical twists and origin stories will leave you begging for more.

Presenting a Red Riding Hood who will kill anyone to break a curse, a vengeful child abandoned by his mother to be raised by demons, a Neverland past its glory days, and many more.

The Shadow Queen by Charlotte Langtree

Hans and Gretta by S.A. McKenzie

Upon Reflection by Barend Nieuwstraten III

Lila by Arwen Spicer

A Curse of Red by Danielle Davis

The Alchemical Godmother by Elle Hartford

His Blue Beard by Lauren Marrero

Cat and Mouse by Mindi Briar

The Price of a First-Born by Liv Strom


December

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Real historical events, but with dragons.

These tales highlight important events in our past with the strong influence of dragons. Why did the Library of Alexandria actually burn? Did miners really give up the search for gold because of a shortage? What was Genghis Khan’s true secret to forming a successful empire?

Many more await in the eleven stories within.

Queen of Glass by Toni Mobley

The Spirit of St. George by Damascus Mincemeyer

The Betrothal Trials by Cherie Lynae Cabrera Suski

The War Dragon by A.K. Stuntz

Grumble by R.C. Capasso

The Dragon’s Den by J.R. Rustrian

Dragon’s Lace by Mackenzie Stapleton

Maid Marian and the Elusive Dragon by John Greville

The Khan of Earth and Sky by Clint Foster

Subterranean Kosmos by Jo Niederhoff

Inferno by J.E. Feldman

2021 Third Quarter Book Releases

Listed below are the Dragon Soul Press anthologies that released during the third quarter of 2021.
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July

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Criminals will be criminals.

Blood soaks the streets. These murderers must be caught before they find their next victim. Deadly skin-walkers, determined vigilantes, dastardly vampires, and many more will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Beneath the Skin by Lincoln Reed

The Watcher by Lincoln Reed

I Know Who Did It by Christina Hoag

An Oath to the Sun by Austin Worley

Orion by Stephen Oliver

Yenaldooshi by Gregory Scott Matics

The Reamer Killings by Tim O’Neal

Die Tired by Douglas Allen Gohl


August

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A game of life and death.

Trapped in the game by a glitch or by other nefarious means, these characters must play their way out or lose their lives in the process.

Replay by Lincoln Reed

Threads by Rose McClary

Do You Remember Jazzy? by Chris Lilienthal

Blood Magic by Douglas Allen Gohl

Call Me Aggie by Gray Stanback

The Silver Cross by J.E. Feldman


September

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Intergalactic adventures await…

Forgotten planets watched over by stoic librarians, investigations into extinct worlds, and accidental discoveries of lifeforms gone awry send these characters reeling with information they might be better off not knowing.

Ex Libris by Lincoln Reed

The Cradle Expedition by S.Z. Sekulin

The Selection Process by Barend Nieuwstraten III

Snakes in the Tomb by Matthew M. Montelione

A Lost World by A.K. Stuntz