Author: Mitchell Hogan

When he was eleven, Mitchell Hogan was given The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to read, and a love of fantasy novels was born. He spent the next ten years reading, rolling dice, and playing computer games, with some school and university thrown in. Along the way he accumulated numerous bookcases filled with fantasy and sci-fi novels and doesn’t look to stop anytime soon.

His first attempt at writing fantasy was an abysmal failure and abandoned after only one page. But ideas for characters and scenes continued to come to him and he kept detailed notes of his thoughts, on the off chance that one day he might have time to write a novel. For ten years he put off his dream of writing until he couldn’t stand it anymore. He knew he would regret not having tried to write the novel percolating inside his head for the rest of his life. Mitchell quit his job and lived off dwindling savings, and the support of his fiancé, until he finished the first draft of A Crucible of SoulsA Crucible of Souls won the 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

He now writes full time and is eternally grateful to the readers who took a chance on an unknown author. Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Isabelle.

Writer's Corner Guest Articles

Writer’s Corner Guest Post: 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Transforming a Smash Hit Indie Book…) – Mitchell Hogan

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Transforming a Smash Hit Indie Book into a Traditionally Published Series) by Mitchell Hogan   Three years ago I self-published A Crucible of Souls, my first epic fantasy novel. I’d hoped for maybe a few hundred sales in the first six months, knowing I’d have to release more books, and do a ton of...

Reviews

A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan ~ Book Review (2015, YA fantasy, @HoganMitchell, @HarperVoyagerUS)

A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS is the first book in the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence series by Mitchell Hogan. POV: 3rd person, alternating Tense: Past Setting: the Mahruse Empire (fictional) Sexual Content: none A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS is a great fantasy read. If you haven't read this one yet, I strongly suggest checking it out. Even though it is young adult (despite...