Fantasy and those sub-genres that hover near it.

Obert Skye loves dragons. He wishes he had a few. Actually, he wishes he had a few dozen. Unfortunately, at the moment he doesn’t even have one.

Obert Skye is the bestselling author of over 35 books. He is known for humorous, exciting and imaginative series like Leven Thumps, The Creature From My Closet, Mutant Bunny Island and Wizard for Hire. He is also known for being born in the back seat of a fast moving taxi and not being great with geometry.

Your biggest literary influences:
Roald Dahl and Rex Stout

Last book read:
A Brave New World

The book that changed your life:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was a reluctant reader with some dyslexia. It wasn’t until my librarian forced this book upon me that I became a real reader. Suddenly candy made sense. I could see how the story was crafted and what the author was doing. It opened my eyes in the most fantastical way.

Your favorite literary character:
Archie Goodwin from the Nero Wolfe Mysteries. He is funny, fearless and up for anything. Three qualities I like most of my characters to have.

Currently working on:
The beginning of two new series.

Words to live by:
Begin each day as if it is a mystery.

Advice for aspiring authors:
Read! Then whatever you’re writing make sure to finish it!