Interview with K. Stevens

What do you read for pleasure?
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, mostly. I'll try almost anything Fantasy/Sci-Fi related, and I have a few mystery/thriller favorites. I'm also always on the lookout for anything in the Myth Inc. series by Robert Asprin. Short answer (too late, haha) is that I'll give pretty much anything a chance.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jim Butcher, Benedict Jacka, Eoin Colfer, Markus Zusak...Russel T Davis. :)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire
When did you first start writing?
Probably around the age of 12. I picked up a copy of The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander and it inspired me to begin my own stories. I never really stopped since.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was way back when I was learning about slavery and the Underground Railroad. I wrote out a story about a brother and sister that got away from their master and made their way to Canada. It was pretty fun to use the things I was learning about and figuring out how to implement them into my story. Of course, that's assuming the stories I made up when I was 3 don't count. I did make up a story about a live Christmas tree and a creature called an 'R'...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact that I couldn't work up the nerve to send a letter to a publisher, lolz. I also just wanted to get my story out there. Screw writing for money; I just wanted to write.

Although at this point, I wouldn't say no to a publisher if they approached me, haha.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the best form of escapism. :) I get to put my mind towards something productive and entertaining but I also get to control the story and make sure it doesn't disappoint me. :P
What's the story behind your latest book?
It started out as a collaboration with my father. He was always an avid reader and often directed me towards series that he thought I'd like. We even read a few together. Anyway, he saw an early draft of my latest story and offered a few suggestions. After talking about it back and forth, he agreed to read it over and sort of be my co-writer as I progressed through the story. He died of cancer in November 2013. I had already started on the current storyline before he died, but after everything we had put into it, I felt an obligation to finish it for him. Writing through Layla and Olyvia's adventures helped me walk through my own initial grieving process.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans would mean a great deal to me. I'd be writing anyway, like I've been doing since I was little, but the idea that other people can enjoy my work as much as me makes me excited and scared, lolz (begins singing lines from Into The Woods).
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In a variety of ways. I hang out at the barn with my favorite little red mare, I go out back and care for my plants, I check out the geek websites to read theories and check the latest news, I read, I use a tablet to play/read, I play some video games (Currently working my way through Fallout: New Vegas), and occasionally get distracted by cat videos on Youtube.
What are you working on next?
Short stories for an upcoming blog and ideas for my next book.
Published 2015-07-20.
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Books by This Author

The Thief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,830. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Stealing is like performing magic. You set up the stage to your advantage, you distract the target with something they're expecting and make a performance out of it. Meanwhile, the real action is going on behind the scenes. Rod is a master of both, which will help him survive a request from an old friend. Join the thief as he steals a sword, travels to another world and gets dragged into a war.