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Paul Willson
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Paul Willson is a fantasy writer with five published books. He began writing after being made redundant from his IT job during the Covid pandemic. This was short stories at first then he began attempting longer fantasy novellas. It was then that the fantasy action romance, “The Dance of The Blacksmith and The Huntress,” trilogy was born and Ophelia and Doyle began their eternal dance. Not long afterwards, “The Demon and The Raven,” come to fruition which has received 5* ratings on Amazon. This year his first full-length fantasy book, and the first book in the “Gods and Runes series”, “The Fall of Cadoria” was released.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.

I have a black belt in Ju Jitsu. I also enjoy cooking and sport.

When and why did you start writing books?

I started writing during the Covid lockdown after I was made redundant. I began with short stories and then I started writing books. My first was The Dance of The Blacksmith and The Huntress series which I enjoy reading myself.

What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?

I am still hoping to make a career of it. I just enjoy writing and I developed a love of it. Just bringing to life new worlds and people.

Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?

My books have couples in them. So I think Tyrran and Braganza but as a writer you need to think emotionally about the characters you create. You either have to like them or hate them, their can be no grey in your feelings or it will be obvious in your writing.

Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?

I think The Fall of Cadoria. Despite it being a fantasy book, Tyrran the main character, suffers from real world problems.

Who is your favourite author and book?

My favourites always change. At the moment my favourite author is Joe Abercrombie. I love how he writes about his characters and their dialogue.

What book are you reading right now?

I am reading the First Law Trilogy. I've read Red Country so it isn't my first Joe Abercrombie book.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

I just ask a question then I go from there. Like, what if the bad guy wins? What happens next?

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I am kept busy by my children. I also train and teach Ju Jitsu.

Do you have any new books in the works?

I have the sequel to The Fall of Cadoria that I am proofreading. I will make announcements for that in the future.