SIX MINUTES WITH W.F. BLUSHEIRE:
On today’s “Six Minutes with an Author,” Litpick extends a warm welcome to W. F. Blusheire! Blusheire is the author of the Warrior from Beyond series, about six young adults on a post-apocalyptic Earth who do not know they are part of a prophecy that had pre-destined them to be Warriors.
How did you get started writing?
Maybe it was moving around a lot during his childhood that made W. F. Blusheire a quirky writer of fantasy. Before W.F. would take up the pen to write, he would proudly serve his country in the military. Soon though, W.F. would find himself taking up the pen, his creative sword, and wielding it in order to create fantasy worlds and characters like those he remembered as a child. And so W.F. crossed the threshold from fan to creator, attending Full Sail University (yes, that is its real name) in Winter Park, Florida, obtaining his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment.
Who influenced you?
Hungry with the need to recreate a new environment every time he settled down, he developed a passion for fantasy. While growing up, he savoured Lord of the Rings, X-Men and Avenger. Experiencing these strange yet familiar worlds with their very human characters struck a chord within W.F.’s young self.
Do you have a favorite book/subject/character/setting?
The epic fantasy realm, with all its mythical creatures and its promise of a pure, refreshing world where bottomless springs of water and deep, dense forests abound, is his favorite. W.F. hopes you will immerse yourself in a realm where vampires, werecats, gargoyles, elves, and ogres live side-by-side in the Five Kingdoms, in the fantasy world of Beyond.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to be an author?
Don’t think, just write. Like Yoda says in Star Wars, “Do or do not. There is no try."
Where is your favorite place to write?
Inspired by the spacious studios at Full Sail University, he prefers writing in a studio that is designed to trigger the creative juices required for unbridled creative writing!
What else would you like to tell us?
When W.F.’s not breathing new life into his fantasy fiction, you’ll find him volunteering at his local animal shelter. His love of animals is on par with his love of the environment, helping to preserve the planet. W.F. strongly believes working together, like his favourite superhero teams X-Men, Avengers, and Power Rangers, translates to a passion for volunteer work.
Thanks for spending six minutes with us, W. F.! Full Sail University sounds like an interesting place to learn. Readers, make sure to check out Warriors from Beyond, available in paperback from Amazon!