Interview with Steve Lemieux-Jordan

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My formative years were in the West Country of England, a land of rolling hills...
The major influences at that time were radio shows like the Goon Show starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine. Then along came Monty Python's Flying Circus, directed by my father's cousin Ian McNaughton.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, that would be a whole other book. The short version is that I have always enjoyed writing but as I am dyslexic and have ADD it has never been easy. The story of Kevin The Brave therefore has floated around my mind for more moons than I can remember, with the advent of computers and especially spell check, I was finally able to write without fear of the end result being an illegible mess.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The knowledge that the conventional publishing route was not much of an option for me prompted me to explore the world of self-publishing. I can't say its been a screaming success as of now but time will tell.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the story that was floating about in my mind for many, many moons coalesce on the various computer screens. Beyond that and Kevin The Brave is the simple fact that the challenges of dyslexia and ADD are conquerable, thanks in no small apart to the digital age.
What are you working on next?
Kevin The Brave is one of many stories packed away in my head, there is a sequel in there too. First I want to complete a series of stories surrounding Great Uncle Eustace and his adventures as an explorer. All told with a firm tongue in cheek attitude. Stories like the demise of the wild Haggis. Not many people know the Haggis was a real creature, Great Uncle Eustace was able, one dark and stormy night, to hear the shocking truth behind the extinction of this defenseless creature.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list across too many genres.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working. I am not an author by trade.
Describe your desk
A mess.
Published 2015-12-08.
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Books by This Author

Kevin The Brave, Second Edition.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"Kevin the Brave" is, on the surface, your average everyday fantasy tale about boy meets princess, princess is carried off by dragon... You get the idea. Kevin is your average everyday not exactly hero material that during the course of the tale becomes your average everyday hero. Ok so there is more to the story than that, the best way to find out how much more is to buy copy.