SPOTLIGHT ON: Selah Janel
How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?
My new series is published through Seventh Star Press, and I happened to be sitting next to Stephen Zimmer as he was conceiving the idea. I wanted in immediately.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
My latest release is Olde School, which is book one of my new series, The Kingdom City Chronicles. It’s technically cross-genre, because I’m apparently not allowed to claim it as All the Genres.
Quick description of it.
Olde School is a blend of fantasy, obscure fairy tales, horror, paranormal, and humor. Paddlelump Stonemonger just wants to run his bridge business, yet between his maid who is more than she seems and the Kingdom City politicians who want his land for the city, that’s not likely to happen. And then the assassination attempts start, he befriends a strange bird, and discovers that magic may not be the old wives tale everyone thinks it is.
Something unique about it.
Although Kingdom City is set in a fantasy world, it is a modern fantasy world so trolls use laptops and run businesses, princesses try online dating now that princes are more interested in CEOs and doctors, goblins make the best lawyers, and the teens flock to see the latest horror franchises like The Tithe and Rumplestiltskin: The Curse Reborn. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to see what Lovecraft-style horror is like when put through a fairy tale filter, this is definitely your chance to see my lunacy at work.
Links for people to buy it.
Your promo links.
Your short Bio.
Selah Janel has been blessed with a giant imagination since she was little and convinced that fairies lived in the nearby state park or vampires hid in the abandoned barns outside of town. The many people around her that supported her love of reading and curiosity probably made it worse. Her e-books The Other Man, Holly and Ivy, and Mooner are published through Mocha Memoirs Press. Lost in the Shadows, a collection of short stories celebrating the edges of ideas and the spaces between genres was co-written with S.H. Roddey. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, The Big Bad: an Anthology of Evil, The Grotesquerie, and Thunder on the Battlefield. Olde School is the first book in her new series, The Kingdom City Chronicles, and is published through Seventh Star Press. She likes her music to rock, her vampires lethal, her fairies to play mind games, and her princesses to hold their own.
“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories. Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design. All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more. Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”