Author Interview – Brenton Porter

I’d like you to meet Brenton Porter, the 5th and final teen author included in the A Door To Our Minds anthology.



What name do you write under and is it a pen name? Brenton Porter is my real name and what I write under

How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing about 2 years now

What is the name of your most recent story? It is called The Trials of Gebhuza



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How would you sum up The Trials of Gebhuza? Amerellius and Amy are just two ordinary citizens serving the empire and living a normal life. That all changes when the emperor comes to town. After a failed attempt to take the emperor’s life, the Gebhuza, an elite force, is tasked with protecting the emperor and his empire from any and all threats. The time to put that force to use comes sooner than expected when trouble brews within the kingdom’s borders. Can Amerellius and Amy lead the Gebhuza and save the kingdom from utter desolation or will it fall in flames?



Is The Trials of Gebhuza part of a series or anthology? It is, it is one of the five stories in an anthology called The Door To Our Minds. The other stories are The Spark by Lilly Brown, The Peculiar Case of Matthias Chase by Bethany Martin, Years in a Blink by Bearcina, and There is Love in War by Jordan E. Lasater.


Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your story? Just whatever mood I was in is what I listened to

How did you come up with the title for your story? The title was just a random thought that sounded cool to me

As a reader, do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? I prefer either paperback or hardback because it’s physically there

What is your favorite film based on a book? The Chronicles of Narnia series would probably be my favorite book movies

What is your favorite book genre at the moment? Fantasy is my favorite generally

What authors inspire you? Rick Riordan and J.R.R. Tolkien inspire me

If you are interested in reading The Trials of Gebhuza and purchasing your own copy of a Door to Our Minds, fill out the information form below and I’ll be sure to email you more information as soon as the anthology is released.

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