In this brilliant horror series (I’ve just started the first book, but I already know it’s brilliant), Matt answers the question we’ve all been pondering:
What if Hell really did freeze over?
The ARC Chronicles is a modern dark fantasy of angels and demons and everyday people, all caught up in a terrible conundrum. It was inspired by a two-hour brainstorming session between Matt and his mentor, David Farland (competition judge for L. Ron Hubbard‘s Writers of the Future contest, teacher of Brandon Sanderson and Stephenie Meyer, and author of the Runelords series).
That mentorship obviously did well for Mr. Harrill, as Hellbounce went on to beat several hundred entries to win runner-up in Horror at this year’s Halloween Book Festival.
Matt cites influences as diverse as Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time) and H.P. Lovecraft (Call of Cthulhu and… c’mon, we all know who he is). He’s learned a great deal about writing from his friend Juliet E. McKenna (Tales of Einarinn, The Hadrumal Crisis, etc.) and from Hank Moody (David Duchovny’s character in the TV show Californication).
This interview covers a ton of great stuff for fans of horror and fantasy fiction, as well as touching on tips for aspiring authors. Give it a listen!
Once you do that, don’t forget to:
- Visit Matthew Harrill’s website
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- Buy Hellbounce (and Hellborne)! .
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- And read Matt’s blog! Lots of fun content there.
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Thanks as always for listening, Fictioneer! Enjoy the horror.
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