Today’s author interview is with Stefan Bolz, author of the White Dragon Trilogy, and the newest edition Alchemy. In this episode, we talk about finishing this trilogy and what it took to get it from idea to fully realized. We go deep in this show on the writing life, and what it means to realize your life’s work.
The White Dragon: Genesis is the story of the very beginning of an apocalyptic event as seen through the eyes of an eighteen-year-old girl. Nothing could have prepared her for what is about to happen and she has to face some seriously tough stuff before the end. During the thirty-six hours of terror that turn Kasey Byrne’s life upside down and strip her of everything dear to her, something inside her awakens. It is gift and curse alike for it can destroy her or turn her into the most powerful weapon against the evil that has reached the shores of our world.
Her homeworld lies in chaos and despair. Fear and terror have spread across the island. The only way for eighteen-year-old Kasey Byrne to save her world—our world—is to enter another, one that is as dangerous as it is beautiful. There, she undergoes the grueling training only a few are privy to. Its goal: to prepare her for the quest to find and tame the white dragon. But no one has ever found it and time is running out.
In the epic conclusion to The White Dragon trilogy, Kasey Byrne returns to her world as a warrior. But the search for the White Dragon did not yield the results she had hoped for. On the contrary. Amidst the battle for survival, the greater threat was not to be found in a world overrun by a powerful force. No. The real danger lay within her.
Born and raised in the beautiful Main River Valley in Germany, Stefan Bolz came to the U.S. in 1996 where he settled in upstate New York. He grew up on German poetry, soccer, Nutella, and American music. After coming here, he studied creative writing/screenwriting and psychology. Next came a foray into poetry and essays on life and existential questions which brought him to his first novel, The Three Feathers, a fable about a young rooster who follows his dream and jumps the coop in search for adventure. While in the midst of it, he realized that writing has been his own dream all along. He doesn’t like to be pinned down in only one genre. He feels at home in Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Literary, Horror, and Fantasy. He has contributed short stories to several anthologies, including Samuel Peralta’s award-winning Future Chronicles. One of those short story, “The Traveler,” has been optioned to become a feature film. You can find him at www.stefanswritingdesk.com.
I’m Hank and I’m a writer. I write stories about life, but with a supernatural twist. I love the art of writing so much that I started a podcast called Author Stories.
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