Author Interview: Calvin Demmer

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Book Description:
The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.
The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.
For the sea was a fair master.

Author Interview:

What inspires you to write?

The enjoyment of creating my own worlds and characters would be top on that list. Writing is a great escape, where you can unleash your mind and go on any adventure whenever you want.

Can you tell us a little bit about the collection?

Sure, the collection is packed with all sorts of flavors. There are androids, clowns, monsters from the deep, peculiar school classes, an unhinged cemetery groundskeepers and much more. A majority of the stories are flash fiction in length, so they are quick bites of dark goodness.

What genre are the stories?

They are primarily horror, with some fantasy, crime, and science fiction. Quite a few of the stories do transcend just one genre, though.

Do you have a favorite story in the collection and why?

I probably do, but it also changes every now and again. I quite like how the collection opens up with “On the Seventh Day” and then closes with “Sea Ate Nine,” as both stories have to do with the ocean. “The Snakes or The Humans?” was a story that took an unexpected turn from the initial idea I had for it. That’s always a cool ride. There are also two stories, “Yara” and “Graves,” which are unlike my usual type of story, so it’s nice that they’re included.

What was your goal with the collection?

I hope it’s a fun read. It was definitely fun for me to write these stories, so if that is mirrored in the reader’s experience then awesome. I also wanted to have many feels and genres, as I’ve mentioned before, while leaning toward the darker side of things when possible.

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Author Bio:
Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His debut collection, The Sea Was a Fair Master, was released in June 2018. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe. You can find him online at www.calvindemmer.com or follow him on Twitter @CalvinDemmer.

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