AUTHOR INTERVIEW: A J DALTON

Observant Raven Book Reviews

Metaphysical fantasy author A J Dalton drops by to talk about his writing process.

A J Dalton (the ‘A’ is for Adam) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester University. He has lived in Manchester since 2003, but has a conspicuous Cockney accent, as he was born in Croydon on a dark night, when strange stars were seen in the sky.

He is currently published by Gollancz, with whom he has put out the best-selling titles Empire of the Saviours (2012), Gateway of the Saviours (2013) and Tithe of the Saviours (2014). He maintains the Metaphysical Fantasy website, where there is plenty to interest fantasy fans and there is advice for aspiring authors.

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What inspired you to start writing?

Ha! I blame the parents. They had me reading fantasy (Blyton’s Magic Wishing Chair and Roald Dahl) from…

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