Author Interview: Luke Chmilenko

Our interview with  Luke Chmilenko, author of Ascend Online. One of my favorite stories set in a game world.

Luke not only writes one of my favorite stories but he has also entered his novel in a contest on Inkshare sponsored by The Nerdist and Geek & Sundry.

Inkshares is crowdfunded publishing. Any author can submit their story and as long as they reach their pre-order goals, Inkshare will provide all the services of a publisher. Editing, design, digital and paper distribution, marketing, and sales of movie and TV rights.

However, for this contest, the top three novels with the most unique reader pre-orders on July 15th will be published even if they haven’t reached their pre-order goal, and at least one novel will also be included in the Nerdist collection of Inkshare books.

If you’ve read Ascend Online and you love it as much as I do, support Luke by pre-ordering his book on Inkshares now. Pause this, go pre-order and come back.

If you’ve never read Ascent Online, I can’t recommend it enough. You can check it out for free on the royal road. We’ll have the links to Luke’s Inkshare page and his royal road page in the notes.

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