Tuesday, July 17, 2012

#TuesdayswithTaryn- Meet Wynn Mercere @wynnmercere #Author of City of the Gods:Forgotten

Tuesdays with Taryn
Wynn Mercere
City of the Gods: Forgotten
 Please help me give a warm welcome to Fantasy Writer, Wynn Mercere, co-author with M. Scott Verne of the City of the Gods novels, comics and games. So glad to have you with us today Wynn.

What book(s) most influenced you as a writer? The classics, definitely. Alice in Wonderland, collections of fables and myths, and a heavy dose of adventure a la Kipling and Stevenson.

What book do you read over and over again? Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Sometimes the adventurous plot stands out, other times the social commentary. It also satisfies my reader itch for books set in the 1800s.

Tuesday Trio-
1)      Movie – “You Can’t Take It With You” (1938) A wonderful farce that pits the military-industrial-banking complex against the “uncommon” man is as relevant today as when it was written. However, its most appealing theme is that of encouraging people to follow their dreams.
2)      Music – I don’t have a specific title, but my favorites are violin-centric. Whether it’s a Chopin etude or a bluegrass classic, I love it!
3)      Decadent Dessert – Baklava! The way the honey permeates the crispy layers of the pastry gives me something no other dessert can.

What’s the most interesting or bizarre bit of trivia you’ve learned from researching for a novel? I learned how an 1870s printing press works. It’s amazing what one can find on YouTube!

Novel on your Nightstand:

Who/what are you currently reading? I am reading Marching Through Culpeper by Virginia Beard Morton. It’s very popular, even has a stage adaptation. I cut my teeth as a young reader on historical romance, so a book like this one is an easy read.

Whom would you cast as your Main Characters/Hero/Heroine if your book became a movie? I am about as unaware of actors as one can be! Can I talk up production angles instead? I would love for City of the Gods to be a joint Hong Kong/French production. The Chinese are spectacular when it comes to putting mythical fantasy on the screen, and since our main characters are from France and Asia, it would be a perfect fit.

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Blurb: When the gods of old left Earth, they united to create a new world that mirrored their past glory. Most of mankind was left behind, but some humans were chosen to serve in the City of the Gods. One of these men, D’Molay, works for the ruling Council as a trusted courier. When a helpless girl under his watch is kidnapped, his efforts to recover her reveal her connection to a great beast which is ravaging the Olympian realm. His loyalty to the City is tested as his heart leads him to protect her against those who aim to exploit her powers for their own ends. Refusing to be a pawn of the gods, D’Molay pits his human guile against divine authority in an adventure that culminates in a battle for his soul’s redemption.
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And you can find out more about Fantasy Writer Wynn Mercere and her novels, comics and more at her

Wynn's next novel, City of the Gods: Guardian also has an active Kickstarter Project going on right now HERE
Hop on by and check it out! 

1 comment:

M.Scott Verne said...

Nicely said Wynn. I certainly didn't know what your favorite movies were, or what you are reading, so even I learned something. Just so you all know I consider myself very lucky to be working with her. We have a great writing partnership, which is unusual for novelists.