Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob.
When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.
When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.
Hi everyone! Today I'm a stop on the blog tour for The Doorknob Society by M.J Fletcher. First, I have an interview with the author :)
What inspired you to write in the urban fantasy genre?
Urban fantasy gives you such incredible leeway to play with the paranormal while grounding it in the real world. Plus I love the idea of taking the mundane and every day and making it spectacular.
How long did it take you to write The Doorknob Society? What was the hardest part of the writing process?
It took a little over two years to write The Doorknob Society. I would have to say the edits after the first draft were completed. It’s at that point you realize where the most changes need to be made. I had once character who I removed completely from the story. They weren’t working and just seemed redundant.
What are you currently working on writing?
I’m finishing the final book in The Doorknob Society Saga, The Skeleton Key Guild. I also just wrote and outline and am doing research for my next series.
Which character are you the most connected to in your story? How?
I love all the characters for different reasons. But I would have to say I am most connected to Edgar mostly because he is so much fun to write.
Did you always know you wanted to become a writer? What/who made you want to become one?
I knew I wanted to write when I was 5 years old and I started making comic books for myself. I had the pleasure of having my own mother who was a writer, Donna Fletcher, she was and still is a great inspiration to me.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Write as much as you whenever you can. The best way to improve is to keep writing, even if you don’t think it is very good. You can always edit.
What do you like doing, when you‘re not reading or writing?
I live near the beach so I like to spend as much time there as I can with my young daughter. Nothing clears the creative pipes like a nice beach day.
What are your favorite books and authors?
I have so many it is hard to name just a few. But at the moment I am enjoying CM Priest, Richard Kadrey and Harlan Ellison.
I grasped the knob and twisted it. The feeling that ran through me were amazing; the turn of the world beneath my feet, the dance of the planets through the universe and the taste eternity on my lips as it all opened up and poured through me. I pushed the doorway open and the glow of a portal bathed the kitchen in its welcoming light.
“You did it.” Jess seemed impressed and surprised, her eyebrows arching.
Happy Reading! :)
MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He's also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his fist book series and he's thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog, and a crotchety cat.
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