Interview with Michael Chatfield, Author of The Ninth Realm

27 Apr 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Ninth Realm?

A need to feed the readers!

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

Maybe another one bites the dust by Queen…

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

I read fantasy science fiction and a mix of all kinds of mashups within those two.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I have about 15 books right now… mostly darker realistic fantasy with a side of fun fantasy, and science fiction.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

There are some training scenes which were really fun, I won’t say too much – spoilers!

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

I write out a lot of what the characters are going through on pads of paper, and sometimes post-its, which can make my office look like the scene of a mad house.

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

Nothing is impossible and if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

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

The conversation between Erik and his fellow student at the end of the book.


Michael Chatfield is the author of the new book The Ninth Realm

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