This week I’d like you to meet the hilarious Sean R Frazier, author of The Call of Chaos and The Coming Storm, the first two books in the fantasy series, The Forgotten Years.
The Realm has been torn asunder. With the forces of Chaos having overrun the land, besieging cities and infesting them, Cor’il and his friends know the truth—that history has been a lie, that balance must be restored, and that it will all get worse before it gets better.
Magic has returned to the Realm, and not just for the Threadweaver to command. Threadspinners of every variety have emerged, using magic with neither skill nor knowledge, and adding to the chaos. Meanwhile, the Red Swords hunt all magic-users, determined to scour them from existence.
Can Cor’il and his friends restore balance before the Realm erupts in strife and destruction? And, if so, what happens from there?
When Sean Frazier was growing up, he never really paid attention to the written word. It wasn’t necessarily something he enjoyed at the time. Once he graduated college, however, the spark ignited and he decided to write something and try to get it published.
And it was…well, not-so-great. Truly, it wasn’t the highest caliber material ever produced. But the spark was still there, even if it was simply buried deep within.
Eventually, that overly-loquacious, meandering work of wordsmithing became his first book, “The Call of Chaos”. It took many, many years, but Sean finally rekindled that drive and found that he did, indeed enjoy writing.
When he’s not writing, Sean enjoys running, playing video games, and spending time with his family. He is a bona fide Halloween zealot, loves hot wings, is a grand master at telling terrible jokes and, oh, his cat can beat up your cat.
(He’s a total dork.)
1. Tell us a little about you and what you’re working on.
I’m a runner, a gamer, a husband, a father, and an author (which STILL makes me grin when I say it). Currently, I am currently working on the third Forgotten Years book, Descent Into Madness. I also have a side project going which is not really going very quickly.
You As A Reader
2. When did you first fall in love with books?
I read Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew during a vacation and couldn’t get enough. My problem with books is that, while I love to read, I don’t read as much as most people. I think my attention span is shot.
3. What’s your favorite book from your childhood?
I will always have a soft spot for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
4. Of the books you’ve read, which one changed you the most?
I’m not sure if a book has changed me, per se, but I do know that Nine Princes in Amber and The Eye of the World placed me on the path to writing.
5. What’s the last book you read and your current favorite?
I last read Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles. I am slowly making my way through The City Stained Red. My absolute favorite from the last couple of years is Ready Player One.
6. If you could meet any author, alive or dead, who would it be?
I think it’d be pretty great to hang with Brandon Sanderson.
You As A Writer
7. When did you first know you were a writer?
I didn’t really know what being a writer meant until I had already been a writer for years. I started writing in junior high but it was merely something I played with. I didn’t consider it “writing.” Turns out, it was! To be a writer, just write stuff. Boom! You’re a writer! It wasn’t until maybe 10 years ago that I realized I LOVED writing, and it was much more than just dabbling.
8. Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? If so, what was it about?
It probably would’ve been for a school assignment. I recall a brief retelling of Cinderella. Skateboards were involved.
9. What has been the most difficult part of your writing journey? The best part?
I went into the whole author/indie pub thing knowing next to nothing. Figuring everything out has been the most difficult part, and I am nowhere near feeling like I even know what I’m doing. The best part has been connecting with so many wonderful people and joining them in their journeys alongside mine!
10. Of all the writing advice received, what helped you the most?
I take all writing advice with a grain of salt. What works for one person may not work out for someone else. The ONE bit of advice that helped me the most, however, would be “get an editor, you dingbat.”
11. Tell us about your current project and any others you’re working on.
Descent Into Madness is the third book in my Forgotten Years quadrilogy (if that’s not a word, it is now). It continues the story of Cor’il and his friends as they unravel a hidden history that nobody knew existed. My side project is called “The Last Available,” and it is a comedic take on traditional fantasy. It’s moving pretty slowly, however, because Cor’il and his friends are very demanding.
Fun Stuff About You
12. Besides writing and reading, what are some of your other interests?
I love gaming (tabletop and videogames), hanging out with my family, and running. I used to play the guitar quite a bit but that’s taken a back seat to other endeavors.
13. If you could become an instant expert at any one thing, what would it be and why?
I would become an instant expert in figuring out how to make writing a well-paying career!
14. You’ve just won an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?
I know you said “anywhere in the world,” but I’d kinda like to go to the moon. But if we’re talking Planet Earth, then I’d probably have to say Europe. There is a lot to see and a bunch of different cultures packed into one area.
15. How can people connect with you?
There are several places you can catch my idiocy:
16. Anything else you’d like to tell us?
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ramble on your blog!
Thanks for sharing a bit about you Sean! I can’t wait to dive into The Forgotten Years books!
If you’d like to read Sean’s books, you can find them both on Amazon.