Interview with James Wood, Author of The Ebon Knight

05 Dec 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Ebon Knight?

I had an intermittent dream for almost a decade about two adversaries on opposite sides of the Eternal Conflict meeting unexpectedly at a diner (of all places) and forming an improbable alliance versus a new third power that had entered the fray. I was inspired to write the book because I wanted to know what happened between them, and I am now on my third book in the series… so, yeah, a lot happened!

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Ebon Knight, what would they be?

The Overall Series: Clint Mansell – “Lux Aeterna” (Requiem for a Dream); Kelso Hart: Eve 6 – “Inside Out” (before meeting Ava), Jason Michael Carroll – “Livin’ Our Love Song” (after); Ava Pentran The Sneaker Pimps – “6 Underground” (before meeting Kelso), The Naked and Famous – “Hearts Like Ours” (after).

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Horror is my first love, but my series is dark/urban fantasy.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Tales from the Gas Station Volume I, The Last Storm, Megladon Bloodbath, and The Whiteout Series.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Either the first time Kelso & Ava go out together OR when a battle breaks out at an abandoned barn. Completely different, but both very good.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Yes, if I get stuck on a scene or a chapter I head over to a particular coffee shop thirty minutes away to break it… passing dozens of coffee shops on the way!

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“It is what it is and cannot be changed.” – variations of such can be found several times through my books.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Absolute good and absolute evil are exceedingly rare, revel in the grey.


James Wood is the author of the new book The Ebon Knight

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