Chad Corrie has enjoyed creating things for as far back as he can remember, but it wasn’t until he was twelve that he started writing. Since then he’s written comics, graphic novels, prose fiction of varying lengths, and an assortment of other odds and ends. His work has been published in other languages and produced in print, digital, and audio formats.
- Tell us about the featured book. What is it about, and why did you choose to write this story?
The Wizard King Trilogy (Return of the Wizard King, Trial of the Wizard King, Triumph of the Wizard King) is about the last wizard king of Tralodren and a ragtag group of mercenaries hired to retrieve some forgotten knowledge long hidden away in a jungle strangled ruin. Get in. Get out. Get paid. At least, that was what they thought. Instead, all find their fates intertwining through a series of hidden agendas, warring gods, ancient schemes, and cosmic adventure centuries in the making.
It was written as a means of telling a fun, entertaining story as well as introducing people to the world of Tralodren, the fantasy setting in which the tale takes place (and for which future stories are planned).
- Tell us a little about your writing process. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching, outlining, or planning before beginning a book?
It can vary since I write various things, (comics, graphic novels, short stories, novels, series, etc.) but in general I tend to work with a rough guideline of a story and flesh it out slightly before or as I write.
There isn’t as much research when I write a story as much of that has been done beforehand. I tend to spend a few years prior building a world in which a story takes place, writing and researching all the important and needed information upfront. That way, when I sit down to write a tale, much of the heavy lifting has been done. I often then just need to fill in some of the finer details and just focus on the particulars of that story in the overall concept and setting already established.
- Are there any writers or authors who have influenced your writing? If not, who are some of your favorite writers?
I grew up not really being that into reading nor writing in particular, oddly enough. But during the end of junior high and start of senior high I began a gradual introduction to some authors that got me into reading if not shared some insight into what I’d later adopt or learn from in forming my own writing voice.
While I don’t know if I have any favorite authors some of those earlier ones I first read were: Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, Michael Moorcock, and an assortment of other classical writers and mythologies from various cultures.
- When you’re not writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m always creating, but when away from the office I often will be out walking, riding bike, getting other forms of exercise, enjoying nature, or delving into another interest or hobby that’s taken my interest (and time) at the moment.
- Do you have a website or social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) where readers can learn more about your work? Please feel free to list or link them below.
I have several, which are listed below:
The website: chadcorrie.com
Social Media: @chadcorrie (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Email Newsletter (Words and More): https://tinyurl.com/5emtdusf
Tralodren website: tralodren.com