Author Spotlight: A.D. Trosper

Who is A.D. Trosper?

I’m a writer, wife, mother, and ruler of the world (when my characters let me be)

What motivated you to write your first novel?

My husband. He kept telling me I had in me to write a book. I didn’t believe him for the longest time, but he kept encouraging me. So I finally decided to try it, thinking I might able to write one, standalone book. Yeah, that turned into a three book series with a prequel and fourth book in the works, another series with two books in it (a third book, and a novella planned), and another series with two books done and a third I’m working on. Plus several books not related to these series planned. I guess he was right, there was a book (and then some) in me.

What strange things do you do when you write?

I listen to music, preferably music with lyrics that I frequently sing along to while writing. Usually I choose a song that fits the scene or mood of the book (or my mood at the time) and set it to loop. It tends to fade into the background while I’m writing. And I use headphones so I don’t drive my family crazy. I used to munch on snacks while I wrote (Funyuns, YUM!), but that also encouraged my waist and thighs to expand, plus they aren’t particularly good for you. So I quit snacking while I write. Coffee is wonderful writing fuel, so I often have a cup of that nearby as well.

What was your greatest challenge writing this story and how did you overcome it?

My greatest challenge with my latest story was the last chapter. It was very persnickety about how it wanted written. I started it, got about 1500 words in, and deleted it three times before it finally fell into place. I overcame it by being stubborn.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters in this book, who would you choose and what would you do?

Probably Jo. I think her and I would get along just fine. As to what we would do, I would have her take me to visit the places on the other side of the veil.

What’s next for you and your writing career?

The third book in my Raven Daughter series, the third book in my Bound series, the fourth book in my Dragon’s Call series, and many more books. I love writing, so it’s something I intend to do for quite some time. I’m also working on getting them in all sales channels. For years they’ve been exclusive to Amazon so they could be part of the Kindle Unlimited program. Now I think it’s time to branch out. I’ve already begun with Bound by Time, and as the time in KU ends for the other books, instead of renewing them in the program, I will be making them available across all platforms as well.

What inspires you? Where do you get your ideas?

Inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s something I see, sometimes it’s something I feel. As far as ideas, I don’t get them, they get me. Usually when I’m trying to sleep. They show up and make so much noise I have no choice but to acknowledge them.

What is something you are not good at doing?

Sewing and being crafty. I see so many cool things that require the ability in one of those areas and wish I had those talents. Alas, I do not.

What message do you want readers to get from reading the book?

Enjoyment and a chance to live the life of the character.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love gaming on my PC, my favorite game right now is Star Wars the Old Republic where I’m working on getting all of the classes up to the highest level I can so I can build my full legacy. I also enjoy some console games like the Halo and Gears of War which I’ve played all of the available games. I also have fun on things like Call of Duty even though I’m terrible at that game for some reason and end up shooting the walls and floors more than the enemy. Not sure why that one feels so different from the others, but it does. I can say I have an extraordinarily high kill/death ratio. I probably have more deaths and fewer kills than any other player. Still fun.

What is the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?

Just do it. The book isn’t going to write itself.

What are your favorite characters that you have created?

Kellinar in my Dragon’s Call series, Morgan in my Bound series, and Jo, Caius, and James in my Raven Daughter series.

What is one piece of advice you would give to your teenage self?

Oh good heavens, that list is so long it’s hard to pick just one. But, if I could only say one thing, I would tell her to embrace her weirdness sooner.


Purchase A.D. Trosper’s Novels

Embers at Galdrilene (Dragon’s Call book one)


Bound by Time (Bound book one)


Unveiled (Raven Daughter book one)


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