Interview with David Duane Kummer

What do your fans mean to you?
I love fans :) Which means I love you. So let's be friends.
Why is your name David Kummer?
Because my parents wanted a man-child with a manly-child name, and so they thought "DAVID!" and thenceforth I was born to be the king of Mars (except for that dude on the Martian.)
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on three works: a Literary Fiction novel called 'Under the Burning Sky,' which is set in Haiti and America; a series of horror novellas called 'Cold, Gray Eyes,' which has a lot to do with a campsite; and a Fantasy novel still unnamed, that has lots of wars and battles and epic stuff *wink wink.*
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Mark Edwards, J. K. Rowling, Christopher Paolini, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack Ketchum, Ike Hamill, and Cornelia Funke.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Probably breakfast, and seeing my girlfriend at school. Oh, and writing. I should say something about writing, right?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing sports, hanging out with my girlfriend and other friends, and trying to get through the school year/summer.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through Amazon ads, or I'll find an author and then binge-read everything they've ever written (did that with Mark Edwards and it was a great choice!) Other than that, from friends' suggestions or other author suggestions.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was called 'Lanterns' and is now in my short story collection 'As Trees Turned Away.' It's maybe 2,000 words long, and still one of the best stories I've written. One-hit wonder, ya know?
What is your writing process?
Sit down around 6 o'clock in the evening, piddle around til 7, write for two hours, piddle around some more, and then go to bed. I think about my stories constantly during the day (especially during school. Hehe.)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was the Harry Potter books. I still go back and read them all once or twice a year, and they never lose the effect. That last movie/book is a tearjerker, you know? If you've never read the Harry Potter books or you hate the Harry Potter books, go read the Harry Potter books!
How do you approach cover design?
I'll look for one on the internet, and once I get the rights to it and everything I'll go through and experiment with fonts, word placement, etc. I've found that short, snappy titles like 'SHE' work better than long stuff like 'A Tale of the Two Basketball Goals Covered in Pink and Purple Flowers.' One of those titles is real, one is not.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter 7--- Because the whole series is amazing and it's a perfect ending.

Inkdeath--- Because the whole series is amazing and completely unique, and that was the second series I fell in love with.

The Magpies--- This is a Mark Edwards' book and probably my favorite Horror book of all time!

Inheritance (the Eragon series)--- This was the first book I pre-ordered, ripped open the new package, and then read in under a week, even though it was 1,000 pages long. This series is literally the best thing that ever happened to me. God bless Christopher Paolini, God bless him.

How NOT To Write A Book--- Yep, I'm putting a non-fiction book on my fav's list. Anyways, this book was a really fun read, and helped me get a lot of things right with my second book that I messed up on with my first. It's great, and the best non-fiction book I've read.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Horror and Fantasy and Literary Fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, mon.
Describe your desk.
Very messy, very good-smelling.
Published 2016-05-02.
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Books by This Author

Beautiful Tears: A Contemporary Fiction Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
"Please get down." It's a dark, stormy, windy night in the city. The bridge holds many secrets. Two women that want to die, yet can't. They survive. This passionate, emotional story about the power of forgiveness takes you far away, to a city you'll always remember and never forget. Follow me to the place where mercy and grace mingle, where love and pain go hand-in-hand. Follow me to the bridge