Brutal Light – Trailer, Ordering Info, Excerpt, Guest Blog/Interview Links, and Reviews
Want a sample? Check out the full prologue to Brutal Light:
Prologue: Blood in the Black Water
“I thoroughly enjoyed Olson’s style of writing, his evocative and efficient prose which was both easy to read and added interesting colour…” — Fantasy Book Review (6.2/10)
“Films such as Inception and The Matrix have featured worlds within worlds. If you liked these films then I believe you would also appreciate Brutal Light.” — Lee Mathers’ review on GoodReads (5/5)
In December 2011 I went on a nine-stop virtual book tour, mixing interviews and guest blog articles focusing on various aspects of Brutal Light. Most of these stops also included an excerpt; I gave each a unique one. (Links to pages no longer up have been removed; sometime soon I intend to republish these ‘missing’ interviews/essays on my own blog, and I’ll relink them then.)
12/1/2011 – Guest blog on RJ Sullivan’s site: The Story Behind Brutal Light – On all the aborted attempts and the lessons learned along the way.
12/2/2011 – I was interviewed by Greg Chapman, author of Torment and The Noctuary
12/3/2011 – Guest blog on Tim Marquitz’s site: Brutal Light and my Path to Dark Fantasy – On what drew me to write in the dark fantasy genres.
12/5/2011 – I was interviewed by Lee Mather, author of The Green Man
12/6/2011 – Guest blog on Lincoln Crisler’s site: If It Doesn’t Make You Squirm… – On one of the most valuable bits of writing advice I ever read.
12/7/2011 – I was interviewed by Sally Franklin Christie, author of If I Should Die
12/8/2011 – Guest blog on Su Halfwerk’s site: On Fighting the Internal Censor – All about how I contend with my internal censor during the writing process, with the help of the Internal Editor.
12/9/2011 – Guest blog originally on Sean A. Lusher’s site, now on mine: These Books Made Me Weird(er) – Seven books that warped my brain and had some influence on Brutal Light.
12/10/2011 – I was interviewed by Kelly A. Harmon, author of Blood Soup
More Guest Blogs and Interviews
1/18/2012 – Guest Blog on Ash Arceneaux’s site: Writing, Rewriting, Impending Apocalypse, and Everything After – All about my writing and rewriting process on Brutal Light, including the pivotal role played by Jaranash’ghthk the Indweller of Night.
2/29/2012 – A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book – My first audio interview, talking with Greg Walker (subbing for Jennifer) about Brutal Light, writing in general, dark fantasy, where I get my ideas, and other such things.
5/1/2012 – I was interviewed by Jake Elliot, author of The Wrong Way Down