Many thanks to Anji Clarke for giving me the honour of the inaugural interview on AnjiAsksQuestions! Such great and thought-provoking questions!
Hedge King in Winter (The Matter of Manred Saga)
Michael E. Dellert
Michael, thank you so much for letting me interview you. I’ve never done anything like this before but when I read Hedge King in Winter I was so intrigued and had so many questions I just wanted to know more.
In the first place I was interested to know your inspiration.
I’ve been a life-long fan of fantasy literature, so I’ve been inspired by writers as diverse as CJ Cherryh, Robert E. Howard, Terry Brooks, Stephen R. Donaldson, Chris Bunch, Glen Cook, Stan Nichols, Evangeline Walton, Ursula K. LeGuin and many others, not to mention the many writers in other genres that I’ve read and enjoyed.
Beyond that, when I first began building the world in which the story takes place, I was inspired by myths and legends from pre-Christian Ireland and Wales, as well…
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