Author Archives: Erik Christensen

Release Day!

It’s finally here: the official release day of The Defender of Rebel Falls! The past week has been hectic as I submitted the various formats to the retailers, corrected errors in the manuscript, and worked my various marketing channels. But the work is done, and the finished product is available for free on most sites,…

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Passing the Bechdel Test

In 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel wrote about a character who would only watch movies that passed a certain test. At first, it was nothing more than a fictional character’s wish list, but it has since moved into the mainstream as a litmus test for gender diversity in movies and plays. The test itself is simple:…

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Are You Going To Write Another One?

“Are you going to write another one?” That’s the third most common question I get. Thing is, I already did. “The Smugglers of Tighpool” is a collection of short stories of people around the world of Esper whose lives have been changed one way or another by William Whitehall’s adventures. Strictly speaking, it’s not a…

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What’s it about?

“What’s it about?” Even more than the genre question, this is what I’m asked most about my book. Reasonable, right? To put it succinctly, it’s about William Whitehall–hence the name of the blog. William lives on Esper, a planet that long ago regressed into an agrarian, feudalistic society, and struggles to find where he fits…

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Sci-Fi or Fantasy

“What genre is it?” That’s the most common question I get about my book, second perhaps to “what’s it about?” After all, readers want to know what they’re getting into before they hand over their money, or decide to invest their time. No one wants to be disappointed, and book stores and portals especially don’t…

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Book Cover

We’re often told never to judge a book by its cover, but it turns out we all do. Without a good cover, even a great book has little chance of reaching a large audience. Even though The Defender of Rebel Falls will be available primarily in electronic formats, it still needs a cover. While I…

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Introducing the William Whitehall Adventures

Announcing the upcoming launch of the first book in the William Whitehall Adventures: The Defender of Rebel Falls. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but William knows which one feels better in his hand. As a librarian—a reluctant one—his reports catch the eyes of a powerful nobleman, who selects William for an important…

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