How long did it take for you to publish your debut novel Deception of the Damned?
I only decided to become an indie writer last September. I already had three novels written then, and I picked Deception because it seemed to be in the best shape. It took about half a year for me to do the coaching with my editor, and to learn enough about self-publishing to launch it . . . which I did this past March.
I was fascinated by the settings! How did you decide what settings to use in the novel?
Glad to hear that! I’ve always been interested in occultism, and one of the most interesting epochs and places for this “science” was Renaissance Prague. They had this wacky king called Rudolph II who was as obsessed with the occult as I am, so I set part of the novel there. The contemporary chapters take place in the Czech Republic as well, along with Bulgaria, Spain, and Portugal, which are all countries I’ve lived in.
As a reader and author, I thought having a novel with two points of view was a bold move. Why did you choose two points of view?
Since the book rushes back and forth through centuries and deals with two people from completely different epochs, there wasn’t any other way. Besides, I find that novels with multiple points of view are more interesting, provided that the author burrows deep into the minds and souls of all the characters, which I hope I’ve managed.
Where can readers find your books? When is the paperback coming out?
The paperback has been live since last week. I got the proofs this past Monday (April 29), and holding the books in my hands felt like cradling my first-born. This is probably as close to fatherhood as I’ll ever get, so the rush of emotions was overwhelming.
Readers can find both the eBook and paperback on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PMR5SCK/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=pc+darkcliff&qid=1552681811&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Do you have any upcoming projects?
Oh, plenty. This July, I’m publishing my second novel, The Priest of Orpagus. The third standalone, God of Madness, is coming next year, along with Grains of Death, which is book one of a trilogy called Deathless Chronicle. The other two installments will see the light in two years. I’ve also outlined my fourth standalone novel, Toothache. All of these works are paranormal fiction and fantasy blended with a bit of horror. They can be also pretty light and humorous at times, though.
Where can my readers follow you?
My inbox is always open, and people can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are other ways to get in touch with me:
Author Website: https://pcdarkcliff.com/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/darkfantasynovels
Thank you very much for the interview, Jesú! I appreciate your support.
Thank you P.C.! It was a real honor, and I hope to have you on my vlog soon. Plus, I can't wait for the sequel to Deception of the Damned!