I am super excited to have Dan Haring by the blog today for another Fantasy Five Friday! Welcome Dan!
Dan Haring is the author of Oldsoul, which debuts April 24th. He has a degree in animation and has worked on movies like Tangled (Ummm coolest thing ever!) You can find him on the web at his website, blog, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Could you give us the one sentence pitch of your book?
Jason must harness the skills of the souls within him in order to combat the immortals bent on destroying humanity.
Since you have a fantasy novel coming out, the next question I obviously have to ask is: If you were a fantastical creature, which would you be?
I’ve honestly never thought about that. I’d love to be something that could fly. Dragons are cool, but usually they’re jerks. Maybe a
Do you have a favorite fantasy read?
That’s a tough one. I’d have to say it’s a tie between The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Both worlds are incredible.
Generally speaking, which comes first: the world, the characters, or the plot?
With OLDSOUL it was the character, with my current WIP it was the plot. It just depends on the project I guess.
They are always coming out with new editions of board games. If your
book could be a special edition of any board game, which would you
I love the Lord of the Rings edition of Risk I have, so that would be awesome. I don’t know that my book is epic enough for that though.
Here’s a bit about Oldsoul:
Jason Gouvas doesn’t want to believe he has special abilities or that he’s an Oldsoul– a vessel for the souls of people who have passed away, but the dead girl in his mind can be very persuasive.
Her name is Erin, and through her Jason is able to access the knowledge and skills of the souls within him. And with a group of power-hungry immortals bent on destroying the Oldsouls and overthrowing humanity, he’s going to need them all.