This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Under the Spell of Author Jeffrey Beesler

         Today in this special edition of Tossing It Out I'm pleased to be host to one of last year's A to Z Challenge co-hosts, the ever enthusiastic Jeffrey Beesler (although he's looking a bit tired in the accompanying photo--but it's Sunday after all and he probably needs some rest in the midst of his busy book tour schedule).   And now my guest, Jeffrey Beesler.

Jeffrey Beesler: Thanks for having me today, Arlee! Today I’d like to share with you an interview featuring the antagonist from my debut fantasy novel, Spell of Entrapment. Heralding all the way from the kingdom of Trava, a knight in the Royal Army of said kingdom, is the one and only Sir Patrew. Thank you for joining us today, Sir Patrew.

Sir Patrew: You do me the honor of inviting me to talk with you, my gently scribe.

JB: In your years of service to Trava, what would you say is your greatest accomplishment?

Sir Patrew: Why, to ascend the military ranks, of course! Being in a position of prestige and power has always been my number one goal. I’ve always prided myself on having gone up the chain of command in less than half the time it took those who have gone before me.

JB: Quite the ambitious sort, are you?

Sir Patrew: Ambition fuels the fire in my gut, after a hearty meal at the Z’lymor Inn. The staff there knows how to finely cook a roast.

JB: So I take it the inn is a frequent stop for you?

Sir Patrew: Indeed, it is. I find that it attracts a wide range of fascinating people ranging from the upper crust to the riffraff. In fact, I’ve arrested some of the country’s worst offenders there.

JB: What do you mean by worst offenders?

Sir Patrew: Oh, you know. Unpatriotic traitors, thieves, unregistered mages not working in tandem with the Royal Army, that sort of thing.

JB: Are you currently on the hunt for anyone right now?

Sir Patrew: I’ll have to politely decline your question on the grounds that I have an investigation pending right now. The only thing I can say is that if you happen to see anyone trying to obtain exotic mushrooms, please notify me or another soldier at once.

JB: I’ll be sure to keep this in mind. Thank you for your time.

Sir Patrew: Thank you.

Bio:    Jeffrey Beesler was born on May 2nd, 1978. In addition to self-publishing his debut novel, Spell of Entrapment, he has had a short fantasy story published in Abandoned Towers #4, The Broken Pipes of Drei City.  He is a graduate of the LongRidge Writers Group correspondence course, "Breaking into Print". 

His book can be purchased here:


When a knight, Sir Patrew of Trava, infiltrates sorceress Embekah Mare’s home, a magical backlash renders her unconscious. She awakens to discover a spell of entrapment binding them both inside the manor’s walls. Now forced to live with him after twenty years of solitude and exile, she must navigate her way through alternating feelings of distrust and attraction.

As the weeks pass with no end in sight of the hex, a shape-shifting spirit arrives inside the magical barrier’s walls to target Embekah specifically. When she seeks out Patrew’s help against this new threat, she uncovers a secret in his past that could very well destroy her future. With the help of her trusty toad Halscrad, Embekah must see through the deceit and find something long lost to her.

  But not everything is as it seems. With lies all around her, Embekah finds the truth to be more elusive than the freedom right outside her manor. Can she survive long enough to figure out what’s real and what isn’t?

You can visit Jeffrey Beesler at his blog World of the Scribe.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me on a Sunday, Arlee!

  2. Great interview :) Those pesky unregistered mages are always messing things up for the rest of us.

  3. Sounds like a interesting character even though came across a bit pompous...goes with the territory I guess. Good luck Jeff.

  4. I quite like Jeffrey, have a good feeling his books must be quite the reads too, awesome interview.

  5. Glad to have you here today, Jeffrey. Will you be staying for Sunday dinner? We'll be having ham and cheese sandwiches I guess--nothing fancy.


  6. Jeffrey, do you make Character Logs or Character Journals for your characters? Sir Patrew sounds like you have spent much time developing him. Good luck to you and your Blog Tour!

  7. He sounds like a lot of fun to read. I like his arrogance.


  8. Jamie: Yes, honest, hard-working mages are put in more of a bind by the unregistered ones.

    Rek: I wonder if his nickname growing up was Patrew the pompous.

    Yeamie: Thank you so much for the compliment!

    Alex: Indeed he is!

    Arlee: Sure, I'll have a ham sandwich, my fave!

    Stephen: I do a bit of a character outline when I first start a project, and then consult the character throughout the rough draft/revision stages. I'm glad he came across as lifelike to you!

    Donna: I never realized arrogance could make Patrew such a likable character!


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