Welcome to my blog post for the month of September!
After nearly a year and a half as an author, and two years on social media, a lot of amazing opportunities have come my way, and some incredible events have taken place! I currently have two published novels, and a third on the way. In the past two years I've appeared on numerous podcast appearances and interviews, acquired a bestselling tag and become a Staff Favourite Book Selection with FriesenPress, my Indie publisher. I won a writing award (Picky Bookworm Best Indie Mythology https://thepickybookworm.com/book-awards/ ) becoming a blogger and an assistant editor of a blogging site, and so much more! I thought it might be time to re-introduce myself to my audience, because boy has a lot happened in two years! I have evolved as a writer, and an authorpreneur, and taken on so many new and thrilling roles and challenges! With my lovely wife and business partner Debbie at my side, my writing and my profile will hopefully continue to grow in new positive directions. I am very excited for the journey!
So, here is a list of five things to know about P.L. Stuart, Canadian fantasy fiction author and blogger.
1. Foremost, I am a husband, a father, a grandfather.
My beautiful wife Debbie, the love of my life, is also my business partner. Between us, Debbie and I have seven incredible children and two lovely grandchildren with another on the way!
2. P.L. Stuart LOVES to write!
Writing fantasy novels is absolutely my passion, and the achievement of a lifelong dream. My first novel has been completed later in life, however the ideas and concepts behind the work have been decades in the making. Now that I have started writing novels, I will be writing them for as long as I am able to lift a finger to the keyboard. I write primarily to entertain, but like most authors, I feel I have interesting stories inside of me, bursting to get out, that are worth telling. In those stories, there are various themes that I find relevant, timely, and poignant, and I believe others will too. It is my drive to write that has resulted in The Drowned Kingdom Saga.
3. I am the author of The Drowned Kingdom Saga, and a large planned body of work that will follow my original series.
A Drowned Kingdom , the first novel in The Drowned Kingdom Saga is the starting point, yet it is just the beginning of the story! There are seven planned novels in the chronicles known as The Drowned Kingdom Saga. Yet, following completion of that series, there are two prequel trilogies to the main series planned, and then an additional follow-up seven-book series. The journey begun in A Drowned Kingdom will take interesting and unexpected paths as things progress. The additional seven-book series and prequels that follow The Drowned Kingdom Saga will bring readers to a variety of dynamic geographical settings within the worldbuilding scope of the series and will introduce the readers to new compelling characters and diverse and exciting storylines. A Drowned Kingdom and The Last of the Atalanteans are the books currently published in the initial seven-book series. The third book in that series, Lord and King, will be released in Spring 2023.
4. I am a fan of all things fantasy fiction!
I’m a huge fan of the fantasy genre, and an avid reader of all things fantasy. Among my favourite classical fantasy authors are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.H. White, and Sir Thomas Malory. My contemporary favourite writers include Janny Wurts, N.K. Jemisin, Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, George R.R. Martin. I spend a great deal of my free time indulging in my love of fantasy books, reading into the wee hours! Being a reader and fan of fantasy has led me to becoming a blogger, co-hosting booktube shows, and judging writing contests.
5. I am an Assistant Editor of Before We Go Blog, an SPFBO judge, and a co-host of PAGE CHEWING!
Page Chewing with the marvellous booktubers Steve Talks Books https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveTalksBooks and Taylor - Maed Between the Pages https://www.youtube.com/c/MaedBetweenthePages is an interview series on YouTube where writers, booktubers, bloggers, and other creatives are featured. The audience gets to learn more about the creatives, and what they create, discuss writing and books in general, and overall just have a lot of fun! Check out Steve and Taylor's channels of amazing content including Page Chewing! I am humbled to be a co-host of Page Chewing with Steve and Taylor. We started the show Spring of 2022, and already have completed more than 25 awesome episodes, with many more great creatives to feature in the coming months! Check it out!
I am honoured to be an Assistant Editor with the awesome Before We Go Blog https://beforewegoblog.com/ review site, under the leadership of the incredible Beth Tabler. As noted on our website "Before We Go Blog is a collective of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Graphic Novel fans from around the world, passionate about providing awesome, enjoyable reviews for anyone who loves a good book!"
You can also find my book reviews posted on Goodreads, where I am humbled to have recently made the top one hundred in weekly rankings for reviewers on Goodreads! Follow me there https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21031579.P_L_Stuart !
In my capacity as a member of Before We Go Blog, I am also a judge with Before We Go Blog's SPFBO (Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off) Eight Contest http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2022/05/spfbo-8-self-published-fantasy-blog-off.html
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit better or get reacquainted with me!
Please feel free to comment on this and future blogs and I will be sure to get back to you. Chat soon!
P.L. Stuart's Blog
I am a Canadian high fantasy author. My debut novel, A Drowned Kingdom - first in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, is now available! Book 2 in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, The Last of the Atalanteans, is now available here!