Books,  writing

#Ad Q&A • C.v.Wyk – Blood & Sand (book)

Hi All,

Today is going to be a little different as I’m hosting a Q&A with debut author C.V. Wyk. Her first novel Blood and Sand comes out January 2018 (& February 1st in the UK). I wanted to give you an idea of who she is…

Your name, location, book/series

C. V. Wyk

Washington, D.C.

Blood and Sand (book 1)

What’s your all time fave book?

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

Tell a random personal true story.

I once met the original Red Power Ranger at an El Pollo Loco. It was glorious. (I was 7.)

What inspired your first book?

Ahh!! Where to start? There have been so many books and movies and songs that have made their mark on BLOOD AND SAND, probably too many to name. But Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “The Mists of Avalon” and the movie “Gladiator” are definitely high on the list.

Which author can’t you put down?

Dot Hutchison. Her stories are always so intricate and detailed and fantastic. Real writer goals.

Who is your fave author?

Who isn’t??? Lately though, I’ve been enjoying a lot of John Scalzi’s work.

What is your all time fave series?

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Are characters inspired by reality?

A couple of them. Xanthus’s physical description is based on an actual guy I know, and Jezrael’s name was borrowed from a friend.

Recommend a best seller?

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison. It is so, so different from BLOOD AND SAND but absolutely brilliant if you enjoy thrillers.

How did you get into writ/blogging?

I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember, but the first story I ever wrote and shared was in 7th grade.

How long have you been at it?


Please tell me your website/details


Twitter/Instragram: @icvwyk (twitter)


What is your fave (u wrote) book?

This one because it got me an awesome author and editor J

Do you like tv shows from books?

I try to keep an open mind. It really depends on who’s behind the camera and how well committed they are to making the best possible adaptation. One TV show that recently got to me was The Handmaid’s Tale. So dark and so well done.

Who is your fave book instagram?

There are so many good ones, I can’t choose!

How long did it take to announce your book to friends n family?

I waited a couple of weeks. A part of me was genuinely afraid that the whole thing was a big practical joke, and someone was waiting around a corner to jump out and say, “Just kidding! Your book sucks! Na na na!” But that didn’t (thankfully) and I eventually told my friends and fam the news that changed my life!

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