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Summer of Indie Talks With Kevin McGill
Today Summer of Indie talked with Kevin McGill, our next featured author. Kevin McGill is the author of Nikolas and Company: The Merman and The Moon Forgotten #1,a young adult fantasy book.
Nikolas and Company: The Merman and The Moon Forgotten #1
Senior stagecoach driver Yeri Willrow thought he was performing a simple drive and drop for his mysterious passengers, until they are attacked by foul-breath red-eyed creatures. He soon learns that his passengers are a family of automaton-legged merfolk, and he is their only hope. Yeri suddenly finds himself tasked with saving the merfolk or they will fall to the peril of the creature most foul.
Sometime in the near future...
Nick lives in a time when one can zip from country to country in mach-speed hovercars, extend their life indefinitely through cerebral downloads, and have every whim taken care of by their ever faithful nannydrone.
Nick hates it.
Aside from the refugee camps, overpopulation, and unchecked consumerism filling every city across the globe, Nick just doesn’t belong. That is when he hears the voice of a woman:
The Rones lie about their true intent. They enter the city of Huron at the peril of us all.
Shortly after, his slightly crazed grandfather reveals to him:
“All you've ever heard about the Moon is a lie, my dear Nikolas. He was not always a mere satellite, a ghost wandering the stars. In an age before our own, Moon was our twin, and in him bore the whole of magical life. The cradle of this magical civilization was a fantastic metropolis filled with fire-breathing winged lions, volcano-born nymphs, automaton-legged mermaids, and so much magic you could smell it. We called this metropolis Huron, and you, Nikolas, are her steward.”
Author Kevin McGill also included this video book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sSqNcoGB8E8
We asked Kevin McGill to give us some brief biographical information, as well as tell us where readers can find him online:
"Kevin knew he liked this writing gig when 3rd grade classmates paid him two bucks for every story he wrote. Unbeknownst to him, the students turned in the stories as homework assignments (If Kevin had known, he would have charged double). His literary operations were exposed because the monkey scribble was undeniably Kevin's handwriting. Unless, it actually was monkey scribble. Kevin was cast into detention. But, being the industrious boy that he was, detention served as a place only to imagine more fantastic worlds. Today, his wife graciously listens as he reads wild stories about foul monsters, fire-breathing winged lions, and the mysterious voice of Huron city, which speaks only to its 14yr old steward, Nikolas Lyons."
You can read the first two chapters of The Merman and The Moon Forgotten at KevinMcGill's website, or find him online at: