1.)   Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:

Quest for Nobility” is a science fiction action adventure story.  When their parents are murdered, royal Otharian twins, Darius and Dyla Telkur, find themselves at the mercy of an evil mastermind bent on their destruction. Framed for murder, they must run for their lives and  flee to the strange planet Earth, but will that be far enough to outrun a telekinetic assassin?

 2.)   Who is your favorite character and why?

Eclasius Jortac, the twins’ friend, because this character changes and grows the most in the book from a shy introverted teenager to a powerful telekinetic.  

3.)   If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?

My co-author and I are pretty happy with the book, but we are always open to reader feedback.

4.)  Give us one interesting fun fact about your book or series:

The most interesting fact about our series is that we use diamonds in a unique and entirely new way from how they are used on Earth.  The Otharians have discovered another intrinsic “C” within the nature of the stones: conductivity. This fifth “C” fuels their PSI powers and the bigger the crystal, the more powerful your abilities become especially the telekinetics.  A powerful 10K crystal will open an portal that allows travel between planets.  

5.)   How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

We have a website,http://martinandsmall.com/ and my blog Two Ends of the Pen is here http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/.  All the information about our writing can be found in both places.

6.)   What can we expect from you in the future?

“The Crystal Facade,” book 2 in the same series is available for sale now.  We have started a new fantasy book about an assassin, a witch and a noble family that we hope to complete in 2011.

7.)   And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

“I told you this would work, Merlinius Telkur said.

His partner Vivienne shook her head at his boasting.  They had been running for days from the Vogdo hunting party and she was at the end of her patience.  Their traveling crystal was gone and they had no way to return to Otharia or even contact them.  There were so few of the Telkur expedition that escaped the attack and now they were stuck on this primitive planet Earth. 

“Save your breath, Merlinius,” Vivienne shot back.  “Just concentrate on holding your shield until those bastards out there leave and we can get out of here.”

 “I know that,” Merlinis replied, exasperated at Vivienne’s curt command.  “You make sure your own shield holds.  If they detect our life signs, this ruse will be for nothing and we’ll be on the run again.”

Vivienne sighed heavily.  At the moment, she didn’t know which was worse, Merlinius’ bravado, or being stranded on a primitive planet with the Vogdo killers outside the cave.