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Featured Author: Barbara G. Tarn

August 12, 2014

ABOUT BARBARA

Barbara G.Tarn is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. She’s been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years – stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her novella “The Hooded Man” has received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest.

Used to multiple projects (a graphic novel is always on the side of the prose) this year she’s publishing under 3 pen-names – Barbara Sangiorgio writes in Italian, B. G. Hope writes in English (contemporary fiction including M/M romance). And yes, this is a pen-name too

Website: http://creativebarbwire.wordpress.com

FEATURED BOOK

cover artMore Tales of the Southern Kingdoms

The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts at the time of the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms grandfathers.

“The Gorgeous Prince” with Genn blood finds a blind bride. “The Northern Warrior” upsets the court of the twin kings – and mostly their main heir. “The Jesters” entertain the court of Lakeshi and their lustful king. “Twin Royalty” – an exclusive of Amrendra – and how to deal with it. “The Hooded Man” heads back home to his beloved to find a cruel governor ruling his city. “The King-God of Arquon” decides to be a man instead of a king-god. “The Young King” gets badly hurt during a revolt led by his father’s former general.

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cover artAmrendra: 3 More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms

Once upon a time there was a kingdom that mostly followed the southern traditions and culture but differed from the others for two main things: it was blessed with four seasons – instead of three, led by monsoon rains – and with twin royals, so there were always two interchangeable kings…
“The Northern Warrior” — The prince heir’s first (and unrequited) love. “The Jesters” — Entertaining the court of Lakeshi and their lustful king. “Twin Royalty” — Rohit and Rahul of Amrendra learn to know each other and prepare to reign together.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

Because I write unconventional stories that wouldn’t fit with traditional publishers – neither for themes, plots or even length. They’re short novels for the fantasy genre, but my preferred length for stories is between 20 and 50K, while most fantasy epic are over100K. My longest novel (and the word count was pumped up because I wanted to submit it traditionally) is 90K.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

I admit that I didn’t read much when I started writing. I was uprooted at 13 and “locked in” my fantasy worlds, writing stories instead of trying to fit in the real world… I started reading more now, that I write in a second language. But my favorite author and one of the reasons why I kept writing was Brunella Gasperini.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

I’m currently translating in Italian (my mother tongue) Male Lovers of Silvery Earth and writing more stories of my Assassins’ Guild that was introduced in Saif’s Legacy that came out last December.

Anything else you would like to mention?

I write adult unconventional fantasy and most of my characters are one of the four Os – Outsider, Outcast, Outlaw or Other – trying or not to fit in their society… I try to include every kind of people including POCs and LGBT.

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