Please welcome J. R. R. R. (Jim) Hardison as he answers a few questions about his new book, Fish Wielder!
Q. How did you come up with the idea for Fish Wielder? Did it develop over time, or come all at once?
A. I wrote the first rough draft of Fish Wielder when I was 15 years old and reading a lot of Conan the Barbarian stories. It seemed like he was always feeling the heat of battle surge uncontrollably through his barbarian veins and accidentally rescuing scantily clad princesses who were then magnetically drawn into his powerful, battle-scarred embrace. While I ate that stuff up with a spoon, it also seemed ripe for a bit of parody because it was just so…big. I had also just finished reading Bored of the Rings by the Harvard Lampoon, which I thought was absolutely hilarious.