The Hoarder of Books – An Interview with Carrarn

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News!!! Tempestatem joins CrN. Check out his interview. Here.

Psst. Do you have the time? No? Well, I do and it’s time to announce our latest novel on the site. Please give a very warm welcome to Carrarn who brings out his novel, Nothing But Bones. If you love post-apocalyptic LitRPG then this is for you!

Oh, and if you want to learn about Carrarn himself, head over to the below for some interview goodness.

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Interview

Q: Good evening everyone! George Bakerson here with another interview. Today, I am joined by Carrarn, our latest author on the CrN staff. Welcome, Carrarn. Please introduce yourself to the audience.

A: As you’ve said, I’m Carrarn a  Dutch programmer somewhere in his late 30s.  I have been reading books since a very early age and got hooked to fantasy when I read The Sword of Shannara.

Q: Now, we got some interesting intel. You have a library of over 600(!) physical books. First of all, how do you have space? Second, why? And third, which one’s your favourite?

A: A bigass attic with a huge amount of bookshelves. Why? When I started reading there were no digital books yet, so I had no choice but to read stuff from the library. Where I am from that means you are done at around 100 books, so I started collecting sci-fi and fantasy novels. My favorite? Currently, that would be Ready player one, but it changes a lot. I love most of the early work off Feist.

Q: Haha. Amazing. Before we get to your novel, why did you start writing?

A: Well I started running D&D campaigns a while ago, and wrote a lot of the campaign stuff for them. People seemed to like it, so I wanted to try my hand on something meatier.

Q: We’ll start talking about the actual novel now. What is it called and what is it about?

A: It’s called Nothing But Bones and it’s a post-apocalyptic book that starts when everything has ended already. Humanity is long gone, and all that’s left is dust and bones. Due to the absence of life due to a *no spoilers* and some *no spoilers* all that is left in our old galaxy is undead energy. Because there is a void, the undead energy grows until it leads to the undead to begin rising. The book follows one of the undead as he starts on his journey.

Q: How much hardship have you faced while you were writing?

A: A ton. I thought it wouldn’t be a problem writing about non-human characters, but I was wrong. Trying to keep the human out of the undead proved to be difficult, if not impossible. Besides that I am a father and have a full time, leaving me with little time left to write.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

A: The same as I got. “Find what you want to write, and think of how it ends. Start writing. Don’t stop until you’re done.”

Q: Good and simple. We’re almost done, so I’ll ask what the origin of your pen name is?

A: Interesting question. It’s from the Wheel of Time and it is a shorthand version of Car’a’carn.

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Q: To finish us off, tell us a joke.

A: “Helvetica and Times New Roman walk into a bar.

“Get out of here!”

Shouts the bartender.

“We don’t serve your type!”

 

That’s it for the interview. Thank you Carrarn for joining me, and I hope your novel is a great success!

 

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