I’d like to welcome fellow Authors18 writer, Carolyn Walker, to the blog today. She is the author of Immortal Descent, out now.
Great to have you on the blog, Carolyn! Let’s get started, shall we?
Name: Carolyn Walker
Book Title: Immortal Descent
Genre: Fantasy thriller
How would you describe your latest book?
One man learns the truth about immortality— a truth that no living soul on earth can escape and one so big, history may have to be rewritten.
What sparked the idea for Immortal Descent?
My fascination with immortality led me to begin writing this story. I wanted to explore the great “what ifs” in our history.
How long did it take for you to write the book? Did you have to do any research?
It took me about a year to draft the whole novel. Then a few more months for edits. My story pulls from ancient lore, religion and history so I did a TON of research!
How did you celebrate when you learned Immortal Descent was going to be published?
I pretty much called everyone I knew and squealed over the phone!
If you were speaking to someone who hasn’t read your writing before, why should they want to read Immortal Descent?
If they seek a very well-written, deeply descriptive and original story, I would recommend IMMORTAL DESCENT. I also focus heavily on the backstories and struggles of my characters to get a clearer understanding of WHY they do what they do. I have that psychological element to the story that makes it a deeper and more meaningful read. I think readers seeking a new take on an old trope would enjoy my story a lot.
Are you working on another book? Looks like Immortal Descent is the start to a series.
I sure am! I am currently working on a couple of things. In the Immortal Series, I’m working on book 2 right now. I also have a women’s fiction story and a sci-fi thriller in the works as well.
What’s one piece of advice you would offer your younger writer self?
Don’t doubt yourself! I spent a lot of time doing that and wondering if I could succeed. Just doing is so much better than speculating!
Where can readers find you (website, blog, social media, etc.)?
I am everywhere online! 🙂 Here’s some links to find me online and connect.
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1128631880
OR if you want to go to a one-stop shop to find me, visit this convenient page here:
Thank you, Carolyn! Immortal Descent is available now.
Deep in the caves of rural Western Germany, the truth about immortality has remained a secret for centuries, but now that secret is about to break free…
Ethan West knows what it means to be different. With a haunted past and a strange sixth sense he sometimes can’t control, Ethan’s in search of a better future. Instead, he’s brutally attacked. Narrowly saved by the beautiful and mysterious Rue, Ethan quickly learns the world is darker and more bizarre than he had ever imagined. And sparing his life comes with a price: being reborn immortal. Now, a dark faction of ancient, cursed immortal beings known as Lorns are after him. And they want his rare, newly awakened soul.
Carolyn M. Walker is a California native and lover of all things literary. As an avid reader, she always enjoying new and exciting reads. Now as an avid storyteller, it is her mission to bring that same joy to her beloved readers. After earning her Bachelors in English Literature and Psychology, Carolyn went on to pen the draft for her first fiction novel and hasn’t looked back since. Aside from writing, she is also passionate about art, food, travel, history, and music. Carolyn now lives in sunny Florida with her husband and daughter. Carolyn’s debut novel Immortal Descent, comes out in April 2018.