I regularly follow a couple of fantasy and science fiction-related Facebook pages. The first, SPFBO (Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off), youâ€™ve probably heard me talk about in the past, as it is where I discovered previous guest, Devin Madson. Created by award-winning fantasy author Mark Lawrence, the SPFBO pits 300 self-published fantasy authorsâ€™ works in a competition against one another, with popular fantasy blogging sites as the judges. The second page is called Grimdark Fiction Readers and Writers â€“ a page followed by over 5,200 people (both readers and writers, of course) and dedicated to the discussion of all things â€œgrimdark.â€
For quite some time, I had seen reviews and comments on both pages by an indie author named C.T. Phipps. Intrigued by his thoughtful engagement with readers and writers alike, I decided to browse his Amazon page to see what his books were all about. Well, let me tell you, I am so glad I did. Phipps has numerous series, from science fiction to fantasy to horror and everything in between, and from what Iâ€™ve read thus far (his grimdark space opera, Luciferâ€™s Star, and his comedic vampire urban fantasy, Straight Outta Fangton), Iâ€™ve learned he is both prolific in his number of books and his style of writing.
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