Book Tour: Daniel Arenson

NAME:  Daniel Arenson

BIO: Born in 1980, Daniel Arenson is an author of fantasy fiction, from epic to dark and surreal. He began his career writing short stories. He sold his first story,
“Worms Believe in God”, in 1998. Since then, dozens of his stories and poems have appeared in various magazines, among them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card’s Strong Verse.

Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale, published Arenson’s fantasy novel Firefly Island in 2007. Since then, he’s written the fantasy novels The Gods of Dream, Flaming Dove, Eye of the Wizard, and Blood
of Requiem.


BOOK:  Blood of Requiem (Song of Dragons, Book 1)

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GENRE:  Fantasy

LOCALE:  The ruins of Requiem, an ancient land where dragons once flew

PROTAGONIST:  Benedictus

SOUNDTRACK:  Mozart’s “Requiem”

EMOTIONS:  Bleakness, despair, and fear…but also hope, friendship, and love.


Coffee Break: Daniel Arenson

Name: Daniel Arenson

Latest Book: Eye of the Wizard

Web site:

Decaf or regular? Regular. Never decaf!

How do you like your eggs? Omelet, over easy, or French toast

What do you think of the Kindle Revolution and how it’s affecting the publishing industry? Best thing since Gutenberg.

Describe your favorite character of all the ones you’ve created. Romy, the demon girl from Eye of the Wizard. She’s a klutz. She’s a ditz. She’s the dumb blonde from Hell—literally. She’s clumsier than Steve Urkel and usually more annoying. And yet, she has a heart of gold, and it’s hard not to love her.

What’s surprised you most about digital publishing? How much I’m enjoying it! I was wary of ebooks at first, but I quickly learned to love them.

What’s the best piece of advice on being an author that you ever heard? Algis Budrys wrote the booklet Writing to the Point, which contains the best advice I’ve read for new authors. Instead of clumsily repeating it here, I highly recommend that new authors try to find this book. It’s currently out of print, but I’m hoping you can still find a used copy somewhere.

If you could dabble in another genre, what would it be? Historical fiction. Fantasy is sort of like historical fiction—there are swords, castles, armor, big battles, kings and queens, and epic stories—but it would be fun to write about the real thing, too.

Want a slice of pie with that? Yes please. Rhubarb pie.