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Interview with D.B. Reynolds, author of ‘Master of Plagues’

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ABOUT D.B. REYNOLDS

D. B. Reynolds is an author, screenwriter, computer expert, and a chartered member of the Writer’s Guild Association, the Writer’s Lab and the Writer’s Place. D. B. has published articles on various subjects in several literary magazines. In 2002, he made a guest appearance on the nationally-syndicated television show, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, to talk about his experiences in foster care and the present state of foster care. His newly published fantasy novel, Master of Plagues, was written to enlighten readers about the powerful correlation between magic and morality. D. B. currently resides in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Visit him at http://www.dbreynolds.net

Welcome to Beyond the Books, Dewey Reynolds! Can you start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?

I have self-published three books.

When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published, or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

When I was published for the first time I self-published. I chose this route because a lot of times an author has to take the first step.

How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

I didn’t sign any contracts since I self-published.

How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

Though I self-published, it was a great feeling. There was no particular celebration.

What was the first thing you did as far as promotion when you were published for the first time?

I advertised on several different websites for authors.

Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?

I’ve grown exponentially. I’ve mature to the point of expanding my creativity.

What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

How much it has grown. There are a lot more authors these days and innovative ways to try and promote their books.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

Seeing your work read by readers.

Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

Write, write, write, and keep on writing. The more you write, the more material you have just in case your big break comes.

Master of PlaguesABOUT MASTER OF PLAGUES

Mystical powers. Cosmic adventure. Universally dynamic forces. A gifted individual has been commissioned to take part in of all these phenomenal occurrences.

Stuart Duffelmeyer is an NYU student who is targeted by eight of his egomaniacal college classmates once they learn he wants to find a beautiful date for the night. His classmates lure him to a sleazy motel where they play out a heinous prank. His night ends in utter disappointment after learning that his classmates only used him for their perverted entertainment purposes. Stuart suffered severely as a result of their callous behavior and feels he must get even with his tormentors.

A chance encounter allows him to discover a magical Hebrew talisman with indescribable powers. Stuart is taken away from Earth and into the far regions of another galaxy once the talisman is consecrated. The spirit of his one-time chief advisor, Rabbi Irwin Wedemeyer, explains to him that the talisman will grant him miraculous powers over all the creatures and elements of the Earth. Rabbi Wedemeyer insists that Stuart not abuse the powers bestowed upon him. He returns to Earth and quickly seeks out his vengeance.

Stuart’s absolute domination over Earthly creatures and elements brings plagues of unspeakable horrors into the lives of his one-time tormentors. He finds closure once his former college classmates return to offer their apologies to him. He also finds fulfillment by using his powers to intercept the transgressive acts inflicted by the immoral people of society. This stirring tale delivers the purest message of magic and morality.

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