Greetings in this year of 2012! Our first Author Roundtable of the new year will feature four unique fantasy authors: Carol Berg, Teresa Edgerton, Michael J. Sullivan, and Myke Cole.
Carol Berg is the author of the novel Song of the Beast and several series: the Books of the Rai-kirah series, the Bridge of D'Arnath series, the Valen series, and the Collegia Magica series, the most recent entry of which, The Daemon Prism, was released last month. Her SFFWorld interview can be found here:
Teresa Edgerton is the author of the novel The Queen's Necklace, the Green Lion series, the Goblin Moon series, and the Kingdom of Celydonn series. A long time member here, she previously kept an author forum at SFFWorld under her alternate pen name Madeline Howard for the series Rune of Unmaking. Her SFFWorld interview can be found here:
Michael J. Sullivan is also well known to the forums. He is the author of the novel Antithesis and the Riyria Revelations series, which is currently being reissued in omnibus form by Orbit. His SFFWorld interview can be found here:
Myke Cole is the author of Car Trouble, Book 6 in the multi-author YA series The Wildsidhe Chronicles and has launched his series Shadow Ops last month with the first novel Shadow Ops: Control Point. His SFFWorld interview, in two parts, can be found here:
http://www.sffworld.com/interview/317p0.html -- Part 1
http://www.sffworld.com/interview/318p0.html -- Part 2
It may take a little time for all these authors to get here and respond, but go ahead and line up your questions. I'll start us off with the standard elephant in the room:
Why the choice to write fantasy stories?