Tyson: Well, I am actually writing two titles right now, the Wielder: Apprentice updated, full length novel, and Interlude: Homecoming, the latest installment of the Sacred Land Saga. They are both coming along. However, Apprentice is going to be done a few weeks ahead of Interlude. I had to do it that way because of continuity issues.
Interviewer: You mean continuity issues for us readers?
Tyson: No, not all all. It's for me to keep everything straight in both series since they are set in the same world at different times. Both works give out major secrets and I want to make sure that they don't give away everything in the series or I may as well just end the Sacred Land Saga with book 3.
Interviewer: They give away that much!
Tyson: Okay, I exaggerated a bit. Let me clarify. Wielder: Apprentice gives away a major, major, spoiler to the Sacred Land Saga, about Lady Shey, which may shock a few people. I don't think anyone has guessed this particular piece of information yet to my knowledge. It is a spoiler in the sense that it may color the way readers see a few of the characters in the Sacred Land Saga if they read Wielder and then go back to the Sacred Land Saga. It is not a spoiler to the story of the Sacred Land Saga just a Lady Shey secret. I don't know, maybe the information will help in some way. I was trying to figure out a way I could reveal this tidbit without giving too much of it away so that a reader could start reading either series first when they are complete and still enjoy all the reveals as they come in each series. I just don't think I can do it with all the reveals (this one included. once you read it and know, you can't unread it!) But at least this reveal is just pertaining to Lady Shey so it's okay.
Interviewer: How long until we can get our hands on Wielder?
Tyson: Oh no, I am not falling into that trap. My editor would kill me if I said it was about to come out and it was too soon for her to go over it well enough. I am almost done with the writing and I will send it to the editor in the next week or so. We are very close to release but I don't want to promise it and not deliver on time.
Interviewer: We understand. Too soon and both the editor and readers will be mad at you if you have to push the date back.
Tyson: Precisely. That is exactly what happened to me with book 2, Exiles from the Sacred Land.
Interviewer: Let me switch gears here. I here you are extremely approachable by fans. Is that true? And if it is true, do you talk with them often?
Tyson: Yes, it's true. I get all excited when I am contacted by a fan. I have interacted with a few but my fans are pretty quiet. Reviewers often comment that I leave a lot of subplots open yet no one asks me questions about anything in the books. Either I am doing something really right or they are just patient to see where I am going with the next book. In fact, I added the map to world to my website based on the suggestion of a fan who wanted a better way to see it than how it shows up on the kindle (or other E reader) I except emails at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can use the contact page on my website http://marktyson.weebly.com. It is actually me writing back to fans. No one does it for me.
Interviewer: What do you plan to write after the Wielder Cycle and Sacred Land Saga?
Tyson: I have outlined the next series and I had to put it away because it made me so excited I was afraid I wouldn't finish my current projects to get to it. It has nothing to do with anything I am currently writing, it's completely new and I don't want to say too much about it yet because it's still in development. I do have many more works to come in the future!
Interviewer: Thanks for sitting down and taking the time to answer some questions.
Tyson: My pleasure!
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