Born in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, Koriander Bullard is a self-published author
and cartoonist who writes in multiple genres.
Name/Penname & a little about yourself:
My name is Koriander Bullard, though anime fans know me as Codename Sailor Earth. I’m a freelance cartoonist and writer, and I also own and operate Koriander Publishing.
When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
I think I was 13. My main focus before that was on being a cartoonist, but over time, I started liking writing. Then in my 20’s, I got into blogging and realised I enjoyed it even more.
What genre are your books and what made you write that genre?
Most of my books are action adventure or urban fantasy. I love that genre because it’s the most exciting. I toss in a little sci-fi for fun, but I’m huge on action.
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was 28 when I published my first book, Wrestling Between Ake and Bullard back on April 17, 2015.
Where do you get your ideas for your books?
Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter literally came from my dreams. I suffered a concussion from school bullying at eight years old, and started having these crazy dreams. I wrote all of them down, and then as I started nearing my 30th birthday, I started compiling them into linear books.
How long does it typically take you to write a book?
That depends on the type of book. Ki-Chan light novels typically take me at least a year to a year and a half, depending on length.
How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?
I currently have four on Amazon. While they are all my babies, if I really had to pick a favourite, I would venture to say that Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter Book #2: Succubus in the Courtyard has to be my most robust.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you overcome it?
Writer’s block has hit me several times. If I’m really stuck, I will listen to Disturbed. They’re my favourite band. Listening to David Draiman’s vocals empowers me and helps me visualize the emotion I need for the fight scenes.
Have you done any collaborations with other authors?
Fellow writer Bill Treadway is currently working on his first book, and I’ll be working on a cover for him. I legally can’t give anything away yet, but this will be arguably the most educational book involving video to hit the market.
What do you think of reviews?
Book reviews are crucial to an author’s existence. Reviews help us understand what works with our books so we can build on our positives and make the next book even better. Knowing how our readers feel about the characters, who they like, which characters they’d push off a cliff, helps us to grow as writers.
Thank you so much for answering my questions!