Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? — What I love about fantasy is the freedom it offers. I love to think outside the box, and being able to create whole worlds, races, and cultures is a thrill. I love to take mundane things (religion, politics, society, war, etc.) and do unique and intriguing things with them. It’s exhilarating to take common perception of something and flip it upside down.
Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from? — I come from a highly creative family, filled with musicians, songwriters, actors, designers, and artists. Many of my siblings are writers as well, so it runs in our blood. My love of fiction and fantasy dates back to my childhood. I used it as an escape from the bad situations in which I found myself. It was so much easier to block out the world around me when I had a good book to take me on a journey.
What do you like to read in your free time? — I wish I had more time to read, but sadly I’m a bit of a workaholic. I try to cram in as much writing time as possible. However, when I do read, I prefer a good fantasy book. It’s not only research for my own writing, but I LOVE the escape from the mundane that fantasy offers.
And sometimes…I like to have a little fun with my guest authors…
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)? — I have to have a phone, tablet, or notebook on me at all times. I get hit with ideas while driving, walking through the supermarket, cycling to the gym, or working out. If I don’t write it down, it eats away at me.
Say there’s like a whole box of your favorite snack in a room all by themselves. Say I left them there and told you not to eat any until I got back. How long would it take you to disobey my wishes? — Pretty much right away. I’m a VERY independent person, and someone telling me not to do something makes me want to do it. Although, my respectful nature will be the “angel on my shoulder” telling me not to do it. It would be a struggle, that’s for sure.
If I gave you a pencil and piece of paper and told you to draw something funny, what would you draw? — A stick figure. That’s pretty much the extent of my artistic skill.
How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly mercifully?
How many times does it take for you to listen to a song that you love before you actually hate it instead? — Usually no more than 20 to 30. Some songs I can still listen to even after hearing it well over 100 times.
Finally, and this one is important, so please pay attention What do you think cats dream about? — The enslavement of humankind.
This or That?
Tea or Coffee? — Coffee
Marvel or DC Comics? — Marvel, for one simple reason: DEADPOOL!
Chocolate or Vanilla? — Vanilla
Fried or Scrambled? — Fried
Roller Coaster or Ferris Wheel? — Roller Coaster
Andy Peloquin–a third culture kid to the core–has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child. When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn’t looked back since. Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.
THE LAST BUCELARII (book 1): BLADE OF THE DESTROYER
The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.
When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?
Praise for Blade of the Destroyer:
“Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark…fantasy addicts will love it!” — Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates
“The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you.” – EJ Bouinatchova, author of Soothbound