Once again fortune smiles on us.

Best Selling author Matthew Woodring Stover has kindly agreed to answer people's questions regarding his work.

Please follow the guidelines that Gemquest laid down in RAS's Q&A thread and I'm sure we'll all get along fine.

I'd like to start the ball rolling.

One of the things that stood out the most to me with your work was the quality of the fight scenes. Could you tell us a little about your martial arts background and how it influenced the way you write?