Monday, January 10, 2011

Guest Author Interview: William O'Brien

Please welcome today's guest author William O'Brien!  William is the author of Peter: A Darkened Fairytale.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

Articles - 20 years ago.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  I have always had a strong interest in the paranormal- it made sense to write a magical book.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Hmmm... Maybe I already have supernatural gifts.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
  The book has a very surreal and magical storyline with many unusual characters. For lovers of strange fairytales- A MUST READ!!!

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Very difficult to answer - there are so many excellent actors & actresses. Anthony Hopkins and Christina Ricci would be wonderful as they are so versatile.

 Peter: A Darkened Fairytale by William O'Brien.

In a quiet sleepy place nestle a few tiny houses, a bridge, and a handful of shops.  Unknown to Peter, on one particular morning - the morning of his tenth birthday will reveal more than just the usual collection of presents.  Stumbling into a secret place, he travels through many hidden worlds and embarks upon a fantastic journey.  Hally the lifelongian, Arnica the maiden, Wind Sail the white witch and a beautiful elf called Slip will all guide him on his quest.  Searching through the Purple Forest, Peter makes haste to rescue a friend, which proves more difficult than Peter could ever imagine.  The gentle tale soon finds its way into some very dark places as the evil Cirinian and her followers try to thwart Peter's progress. Guards, ghosts, spirits and vampirism add to the unknown dimensions that Peter encounters.

A creation of surreal places and characters, Peter: A Darkened Fairytale is an exciting and imaginative fantasy trip from the beginning to end.

Thank you William for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about William O'Brien and his books, please visit his website.


  1. Wow...The book sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, William.

  2. Hmmm, purple forest. Interesting. Sounds like it could be a great read recreating some play with words and fairy tales. :)

    Thank you for the interview! I will be stopping by William's site to check out more. :)

  3. Great interview William and E.J. The book sounds great!

  4. Hi-

    Many thanks to everyone for visiting the website over the last couple of months and for all the emails/comments.

    Expected release- end Jan/Feb.

    Best wishes
    William O'Brien

  5. Great interview! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. I'm definitely going to have to see if my local library has this book available.