Spotlight & $25 GC Giveaway: THE FALLENWOOD CHRONICLES Leslie D. Soule

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Description of The Fallenwood Chronicles


The Fallenwood Chronicles is the ongoing story of Ash Kensington, a young woman who finds herself transported into a fantasy world, where she must take up arms in a battle of Good vs. Evil, against the Dark Lord Malegaunt. Tragedy strikes her life in the real world, but she finds friends in Fallenwood, like her mentor Will Everett, a talking cat named Greymalkin, and a court jester named Terces. Working together, they battle against the odds as Ash faces attacks from the world and from within. Eventually Ash finds the strength within herself, to attempt the fight against Malegaunt, against overwhelming odds, come what may


About Author Leslie D. Soule

Read an Excerpt of The Fallenwood Chronicles


THE FALLENWOOD CHRONICLESHer heart raced and she breathed slowly, trying to calm her frazzled nerves. Glancing around, she wondered how far off the road she’d wandered. She knew it had been midday when she’d started running, and now looking up into the star-filled sky, it had to be late into the night. A rush of air greeted her the moment she reached this strange part of the forest, before her eyes had temporarily forsaken her. The wind whipped around her from all sides. She backed away from where she stood, and the wind felt like it was whooshing up from a precipice. Ashley paused to allow her eyes to adjust to the dark. When her sight returned, she realized that she was standing nowhere near a cliff—it was just an unfamiliar area of forest. Suddenly, a ball of fire hurtled overhead in an arc toward her. Her mind screamed at her to run, but she found that her legs wouldn’t move. The flaming orb continued its descent, burrowing itself into the soft ground only inches away from Ashley’s boots. Two men rushed toward her, arguing all the while as Ashley stood immobilized. Her bones were in revolt. Her brain scrambled for an alias to give out to the men if they asked, but she could only come up with Ash, because she was looking at the little pile of soot at her boots. “Deflected,” the man in the lead announced.


Interview with Author Leslie D. Soule


Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

I tend to look up conspiracy theories when I’m alone, because it’s fun to say, “What if?”. I think that goes along with the fantasy author thing. Fantasy authors love to look at the world, and say, “What if…?”

What is your favorite quote and why?

“Never confuse your success with your greatness.” Cornel West said that. He says a lot of quotable things that I really like, like that, that help you remember that ultimately, you are greater than your circumstances.

Who is your favorite author and why?

I love Tolkien and the high fantasy style that he writes in. I wish I could emulate that style, and I am constantly in awe of how Tolkien is able to tie all the various elements of his writings together.

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

I think it’s important to connect with your audience, and to tell stories worth telling. Good writing has a ring of authenticity to it, like the works of Charles Bukowski. Bukowski’s work has such a ring of truth to it. That’s why I have the Oracle in my Fallenwood series, based on him.

Where did you get the idea for this book?

I knew that I wanted to write a story that was about a quest among friends, but that is where the path diverged from what I ended up writing. The story has evolved and grown a life of its own, through the years, and it’s been quite remarkable to see how it’s developed. It wasn’t one idea overall, that formed the overarching story, but a series of events.


About Author Leslie D. Soule


About Author Leslie D. SouleLeslie D. Soule received her M.A. in English from National University. She is a scholar, artist, citizen journalist, and martial artist. She has been an established writer for a decade, and has novels published by Melange Books, Terror House Press, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, and Nat 1 Publishing. The Fallenwood Chronicles is her 4-book fantasy series and features the novels Fallenwood, Forgetting Fallenwood, Betrayer, and Retribution.

Twitter handle: @Fallenwood1

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  • Goddess Fish Promotions
    April 3, 2024 at 6:48 am

    We appreciate you hosting today – thank you!

  • Marcy Meyer
    April 3, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    This sounds really interesting.

    • Leslie D. Soule
      April 4, 2024 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks, Marcy!