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#Interview – Elji and the Galrass: Volume 1 (The Essence Saga) by Colin Sinclair @authorcol #LoveBooksGroupTours @KellyALacey #EljiandtheGalrass

Author Interview


Hi Everyone,

Today on the blog I have an interview with Colin Sinclair who is the author of Elji and the Galrass. I did a review of this a couple of days ago and it was excellent! Definitely recommend it. My review can be found here.



The Blurb! 40123915

Elji, a boy from a village outside the city of Mehem discovers a “Galrass” a tool usually wielded only by those who understand its power. Perhaps it was left for him to find or perhaps it was just a random happening?

The Galrass embroils him in a struggle he never expected to be part of or even imagined existed. Dregar, a being from a different planet and galaxy ‘feels’ the boys interruption of the universal essence and takes him under his wing and so his journey begins. 

Friendships are made and lost and many lives must be put in danger to usher the civilization into its rightful place among the Universal essence. Will Elji fulfill his potential and help save his world or will it fall into darkness?  



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col1[3024]Author Bio

Colin lives just outside the city of York in the beautiful Yorkshire country side. He has been married for 32 years and has two children and grandchildren. He has been acting and singing on stage since he was a teenager and still today performs at the large theatres in the region both acting and singing in lead roles.

He is a gym enthusiast and has competed in natural bodybuilding competitions and also engages in many sports such as Badminton, Squash and Bouldering. He has two dogs which keep him busy walking through the countryside.

Before settling in Yorkshire he was brought up between the Middle East, where his parents worked in the Oil Industry and spending the rest of the time in the UK at boarding school. This is where his love for words came from and he has written poetry for many years.

He now has the time to pursue his passion of writing and has written his first book in a fantasy series that he says has been in his head for longer than he cares to remember.



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Twitter – @authorcol 



My Interview with Colin. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.

1.    Where did you find the inspiration for your book?

I started reading at a very early age and was always fascinated with the worlds and characters that were created.  I found myself, quite a number of years ago, being interested in the possibilities of creation, manifestation and positivity and got into looking at how the mind works, and Hypnotherapy. This along with my thirst for how the Universe works and the possibilities that must exist must have planted a seed in my mind.

I found that recently due to family circumstances I had a bit more time and set about writing down my thoughts in a story. I drew on many of the books I had read and based the stories round what I believed might be possible and it all came out in a rush. About five weeks for the first draft.

2.    If your book came with a theme song, what would it be and why?

When I was writing the book I had a song in mind, well two actually. They won’t be very well known to many people, both are from Crosby Stills and Nash. The first is a song called ‘To the last whale’ and the second is called ‘Cathedral’ they both tell of mankind’s futility to find the truth and the effect we have on the world. A bit deep I know but the flavour and feel of the songs fit with what the “Essence Sagas” are about.

** Again I couldn’t decide which video to put in, so I did both **

3.    Who is your favourite character and why?

In the book my favourite character is Dregar. He is a master of what can be and what is possible but he has a quirky character and a sense of humour that runs through his interactions with the other characters.

If you are asking who my favourite character in any book is, I think I have to go with Tom Bombadil from Lord of the rings. He is unaffected by the goings on of those that try to wrestle with power, he is in tune with everything and claims he is the ‘Eldest’ since the beginning of time. He is only concerned with good and focuses only on that. He is an enigma within the story but there is an undercurrent of his character being involved in much more than is described.

4.    What is your favourite genre/author to read?

I have always loved to read pretty much anything and have done so, but my favourite genres are Sci-fi and Fantasy.  I find that the worlds and characters that these genres give you, if written well, give you latitude to create a vision in your mind and allow you to take the story to extra places that are in your imagination.

5.    Do you have any tips on the process of getting published?

There are a number of things that you should definitely watch out for. Firstly it is very important to choose either a publisher or an agent that represents the genre you are working in. Secondly be very, very careful that you follow the guidelines for submission precisely and I mean precisely.

Try and make your Query stand out. Personalise it in some way, show the recipient that you know something about them. Tell them why they would like your book, and I found that a compliment goes a long way.

6.    When you’re not writing, what other hobbies do you have?

I like to keep fit, I go to the gym and do also do some Bouldering, which is a kind of climbing. Most of my time though is taken up with my two grandsons. There is nothing better than joining in with a small child’s imagination, or perhaps that just because I enjoy letting my imagination go, and that I am still a big kid.

7.    What are you working on at the moment?

Currently I am working on the second book in the ‘Essence Saga” series and very soon I hope to be working with a script writer to turn the book into a suitable format for a TV series. Well we can all hope can’t we?


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