Fiction Fest: Q&A with ‘Quest and Honor’ author, Erik Olsen

Erik OlsenAs far as Q&A interviews go, Erik Olsen is a man of few words. Fortunately, he’s got a lot more words to share in the books he writes, including “Quest and Honor,” which is the fourth installment in the Flin’s Destiny series.

About “Quest and Honor”:

Flin just can’t win. He can’t escape the underground world without helping the evil Blade escape as well. He can’t save Clover Cavern and the leprechauns without suffering from a troll curse or dying in battle. But he’s going to try anyway. Readers of all sizes will enjoy Flin’s latest story of bravery and sacrifice.

“Quest and Honor” is available in bookstores and from online retailers.

Olsen recently took a few minutes to field a few questions — while on vacation, which might explain the short answers — for which we are very grateful.

What’s your writing routine like?

I usually write two hours a day on week days, and three to five on weekends.

Which authors have had the most influence on your writing style?

Probably, J.R. Tolkien, and J.K Rowling.

What’s the last book you read?Quest and Honor_2x3

“Twilight .”

What do you like most about being a published author?

Meeting people.

What’s the most challenging part of being a published author?

Creating something new, yet believable.

What’s the most joy writing has brought to you?

Seeing people get excited about my books!

What’s your current work in progress?

A teen book probably going to be called, “Mutation.”

Which genre, besides your own, would you most like to take on?

Teen.

Who would score the soundtrack for “Flin’s Destiny: The Movie”?

Hans Zimmerman.

What advice would you like to offer aspiring writers?

Believe in yourself and you can make it happen.