Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures

Today on my blog I'm delighted to welcome Casey Sean Harmon.

About the author:
Casey Sean Harmon is a bestselling author and a Soldier in the U.S. Army. He has studied with the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer's Guild, and holds a degree through American Military University. He lives with his wife and son wherever the military sends them. Please visit his website for the latest:

How long have you been writing?
I wrote my first story when I was in second grade, and I just turned twenty-five; so I have been writing for almost nineteen years. Apart from writing novels, I have written hundreds of short stories, articles and poems—many of which remain hidden in notebooks and on my computer.

What genres have you written in? Do you have a favourite?
I have written everything from hard sci-fi to children’s fiction. Many of my poems and short stories deal with the human emotion, as I am on a continual struggle to understand exactly why we do what we do. As for my favourite genre to write in, I would have to say children’s fiction. Why? Because I like being able to explore topics and themes that would never work in an adult’s book; namely, mystical “moon switches” and talking griffins.

Is there any genre you’d like to try and why?
One day I would like to write an autobiography about my life. This will be a real challenge for me, since many aspects of my life have not been easy.

How do you fit in writing with your Army life?
I simply prioritize my time. If I am in a garrison environment, I try to put aside time in the evenings and on the weekends. If I am deployed or in the field, I just write whenever I have time and am in the mood. (Sometimes this means writing at odd hours in the night, during chapel services or during staff meetings.)

Where does the inspiration come from for your stories?
Usually I draw from my own life experiences. Sometimes I write about things that I wish I could do, or places that I wish I could go.

Tell us about your new book.
As a Soldier in the Army, I am all-so-familiar with the negative effects that family separation plays on children. The children in my book [The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures] are stripped away from the world as they know it when they are mysteriously taken to the mystical world of Everafter. They have to learn ways to cope with their unfortunate situation, which requires them to reach deep within themselves to discover strengths they never knew they had.

It is my goal to instil good, positive morals to young readers in such a way that they are having too much fun to realize that they are actually learning valuable life lessons. The writing style and overall spirit of The Everafter Chronicles has been compared by a number of reviewers to The Chronicles of Narnia. It is my goal for my book to appeal to a large and diverse audience. Some may compare the book to The Adventures in Odyssey series, while others believe that it more resembles a young adult version of The Lord of the Rings. I believe my book to be an epic tale of excitement and adventure. Nonetheless, I have taken great caution to support good morals and to teach valuable lessons without promoting one certain faith group. It is good, clean fun!
If you could be a character from your book, who would you be?
In The Everafter Chronicles, I actually based the oldest child, James, after myself.
When is launch day for The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures?
Tuesday, June 4th 2013. WOOHOO!
Book blurb:
Amazing things are about to happen...

The lives of James, Charlotte, young Susan and their dog Clovensport are about to change forever. After investigating a mysterious sun dog that appears in their living room, they are inexplicably transported to the mystical land of Everafter. A host of mythological creatures makes their days long and their nights dangerous as they are enlisted to discover why the moon has stopped shining. Little do they know that their purpose in Everafter is much grander than they realize.
Where can people buy a copy of your book?
Purchase paper/e-book copy directly from the publisher:
Thanks for taking the time to stop by Casey and good luck with your book. I'm going to leave you with a link for The Everafter Chronicles book trailer:
 If you want any more information on Casey then go to one of his author pages.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure you visit Casey during his book launch.


  1. Marie,

    This interview is AWESOME! :) Thanks.


    1. You're welcome Casey - it was great to have you here.

  2. Great interview Marie and Casey. I'm looking forward to the launch tomorrow on facebook!