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Award Winning Author V. Lakshman on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Enjoy science fiction and fantasy books? Don’t miss the next live broadcast of Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, November 5 at 5 PM Eastern.

Award winning author V. Lakshman joins Daria Anne to discuss his acclaimed Mythborn series. The recipient of multiple awards, including 1st in Category for Science Fiction for the Cygnus Awards (2014) and the Kindle Book Review’s Best Kindle Awards (Semi-Finalist in 2014), this multi-talented author grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, where he first discovered his love of the martial arts, mythological heroes, and exotic lands, all of which influenced the development of characters and the world in his debut fantasy series, Mythborn – Fate of the Sovereign

When he was nine, his father took him to a martial arts exhibition, and his life was changed forever. He spent the next forty years mastering the arts of hand-to-hand, grappling, and weapons combat. His dedication to the martial arts and thousands of combat hours fighting opponents across three continents helped shape the authenticity of the martial philosophy and realistic fighting found throughout the Mythborn series.

As a young man, V. also became fascinated with popular role-playing games such as, Dungeons & Dragons, RuneQuest, Traveller and Champions. Much of his high school and college time was spent playing games with friends and dreaming up new worlds within which to adventure. His mind was filled with forgotten worlds, mythical creatures, and dreaming of ages where adventure awaited those daring enough to try.

In 1982, V. joined Bethesda Softworks as an Executive Producer and Lead Designer, with a vision to create a new and exciting digital role-playing game system. This resulted in the creation of, The Elder Scrolls franchise, re-envisioning the fantasy role playing genre and redefining its reach and popularity. The Elder Scrolls and its subsequent iterations like Skyrim, quickly became and remains the world’s definitive role-playing games, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans.

Over the next few decades VJ pursued his interest in video game design and is responsible for over eighty-five well known digital entertainment properties, which have garnered over $1B in lifetime sales.

These rich and immersive life experiences led to his conception and authorship of a rich and exciting new fantasy series known as Mythborn, a world where dreams become reality. While completing the Mythborn saga, VJ is working diligently on the design for an ground-breaking new interactive video game, a television pilot, and a graphic novel, all to complement the world of Mythborn and the characters within.

His educational experience includes graduation from George Washington University and from the Harvard Business School’s elite General Manager Program.  His martial arts experience includes extensive training in karate, close combat grappling, kendo, a type of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Mythborn Media is a division of Dawn’s Light Media and is in negotiations for a Motion Picture Film Series. Production is to begin later this year with release sometime in 2019.

Daria Anne is thrilled to be back on the air after an unexpected hiatus with such an exceptional guest! Please tune in at 5 PM Eastern on Monday, November 5 for an entertaining and informative interview with V. Lakshman.

For more information, visit V. at his website, MythbornMedia.com:

 

Award-Winning Author Karlyle Tomms on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

I’m excited to welcome a previous radio guest from my days on Blog Talk Radio to Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, July 2 at 5 PM Eastern:

Karlyle Tomms is an award-winning author who grew up in the rural Ozarks. He worked most of his career in mental health services and addictions treatment and began writing fiction later in life. He has written for different regional magazines and newspapers over the years, and has often been selected to speak at both professional and non-professional events, as well as radio talk shows. His first novel, Confessions from thePumpkin Patch won the 2016 New Apple Awards Medalfor General Fiction and was endorsed by Marideth Sisco who is known for her work on “Winter’s Bone” the four- time Oscar nominated film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

His general method for fiction has been to define a protagonist and allow that character to tell his or her own story from first person perspective as though the protagonist is writing an autobiography. His fictional books are about people overcoming social,psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges.

Karlyle’s recent book releases include The Calling, the second novel in his The Soul Encounters series, and The Gulls Are Always Laughing, a book of poetry which spans his childhood in the Ozarks through love and lovers to “Everything Else.” He has given it the subtitle of “My Life, So Far, in Poetry,” and in many respects, it is a spiritual journey in poetry.

During the interview, Karlyle will discuss his concept of “self-help” through fiction, his motivation for pursuing a writing career as he approaches retirement, and his experiences with writing and publishing, among other things. We welcome your participation in the live chat and will address your questions on the air. Please join us for an inspiring, informative episode.

In the meantime, visit Karlyle at his website www.karlyletomms.com.