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Fantasy, Lore, and More with Mike Mollman
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Fantasy, Lore, and More with Mike Mollman

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and today Mike Mollman joins me to discuss his fantasy novel Becoming a Druid

What’s it about?

Grahme has always wanted to become a druid, but during his initiation quest, he angers a despotic mage. With the druids turned against him, Grahme must make immense sacrifices to fulfill his dream.

What’s in this episode:  

  • Mike Mollman will transport us into a world of magic and nature. We’ll explore Grahme’s journey to become a druid and the sacrifices he must make to achieve his lifelong dream.

  • We’ll discover what inspired this fantasy novel, how Mike developed the world and magic system, and what readers can expect from the story. 

  • We’ll discuss the despotic mage who turns the druids against Grahme, forcing him to fight for survival and make impossible choices to reclaim his destiny. Through loss and betrayal, Grahme finds the strength within to never stop fighting for what he believes in.

Where to get the book: 

Where to find our guest:

About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.

My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. ⁠Join me⁠ every week for a new story: ⁠https://www.mkucsera.com/welcomecharacters⁠

What series do I write?

  • The Curse Breaker series chronicles the adventures of a reluctant mage (Sarn), his son, and the magical creatures they befriend as they fight to save their underground city from monsters, ancient evils, and a variety of magical threats.

  • The His Angelic Keeper series follows a ghost girl who just wants to save her still-living family, not stop a demon invasion or the literal apocalypse, but she’ll do that too if she must. (This is a humorous series that stars Sarn’s twin sister from the Curse Breaker series).

  • The Robin of Larkspur series follows Robin, a woman who just wants to save her daughter from the mythical creatures that kidnapped her baby. Sarn tries to help her.

  • The Divergent Heroes series is supposed to star two knights who are partially disabled but a younger version of Sarn keeps stealing the scenes.

  • The Curse Breaker’s Companion series which includes side quests, wacky what ifs, and stories from my newsletter of Sarn and his family in our world because they won’t stay inside the epic fantasy books they star in. They’d rather visit me through a portal conveniently located in their cave.

Why am I here?

I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.  

Become a patron now to read those stories: https://www.patreon.com/melindakucsera

About the interview:

I entered my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 9 (SPFBO 9) this year and thought it might be cool to interview my fellow entrants. Only 300 books can enter the contest. 10 will advance to the semi-finals, and one will be crowned the winner of SPFBO 9 for 2023. I hope you're cheering for Curse Breaker Enchanted! You can grab a copy for free right now to celebrate: https://melindakucsera.com/the-more-epic-version

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books. Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/melinda-kucsera/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/melinda-kucsera/support</a>
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