MTAM- A.M. Rycroft 

For our first official Meet The Author Monday, my Gentle Readers, I have A.M. Rycroft, whose book “Into The Darkness” I recently reviewed. That book earned Rycroft a spot in the Horror Writers Association. In the style of my previous interviews, I will put my comments/questions in BLUE and she will be GREEN.

I always like to hear what introduced a writer to the literary world. Is there a specific person or event from your life that made you a reader?
My mother was a big reader, like her mother before her, so she was always buying me books and letting me pick out books as a child. So, I think it mostly comes from her.

What are you favorite genre(s) to read?
Typically, the same ones I write, so fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. I also delve into thrillers and some literary fiction from time to time.

Was there any particular person that inspired you to write?
I can’t say what got me going as a writer, other than reading a lot, but I started writing when I was little. I left it for art after high school, but when art school didn’t work out, I went back to writing. That’s worked out much better.
When you pick up that pen or tap those keys, what usually comes out?
Dark fantasy, mostly, with horror as my second love.

Let’s hear about your journey as a writer. How many works have you published, and what are your plans for the near future?
I have two books published in my dark fantasy series now. I decided to indie publish the first one last year and the second this year, because I like the control factor of indie publishing, as well as I wanted to get into publishing other people’s works. Right now, I’m wrapping up the first drafts to books 3 and 4 in the Cathell series and working towards publishing an anthology of other authors’works. They should all be on the shelves in early and mid 2017, which I’m very excited about.

I look forward to those new releases. I still need to get to the second Cathell book. Guess I have some catching up to do. When you are not writing, what consumes your time?
I do a little blogging, spend time with my spouse, and spend time at the gym. I’m a pretty big gym rat.

Healthy body helps the mind I think. Thanks for popping by A.M. And do keep us posted on those new releases. I’m sure my readers will enjoy the series as much as I did the first one.

If you want to find out more from this author you can find her at the following links.


Twitter: @amrycroftwriter

Instagram: @mightyquillbooks

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Book Review -Into the Darkness by A.M. Rycroft

Into the Darkness
A.M. Rycroft
4 Stars

Gentle Readers, this is a story right up my alley. Swords, sorcery, good and evil gods, heroes and villains. All in a home brew world that would be great as a pen and paper, dice rolling weekend like I spent in my younger years. Rycroft gives us realism and cohesion in both character personality and the world in general.

Aeryn Ravane is a sellsword with a mission, to complete her father’s final quest to break the curse on the Black Caverns and gain access to the treasures within. What Aeryn doesn’t know is that her long journey is just beginning. She is joined by the master of the Black Caverns, Tynan Selvantyr, or at least his ghost as the mage has been dead for 150 years. Also joining her is young Theo, a street thief with secrets of her own. With The Harbinger loose from his prison in the Black Caverns, Aeryn is on a race against time to find the courage within to face her past, and take out the evil mad god.

Rycroft’s tale was a joy to read and had all the elements of a great fantasy tale. I look forward to more from him, especially this Cathell Series as I don’t think the gods are done with Aeryn and her friends just yet.

Into the Darkness on Amazon

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A.M. Rycroft’s Website