Interview with Kaz B

Published 2018-09-23.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joys of writing, are bringing characters to life, exploring different themes, living through the pages and sharing the story with others.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans feedback is everything. I love to know what they enjoyed, what they loathed and which characters they resonated with. Without readers, books are just pages full of print. The fans are the ones who allow your books to evolve and take shape.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently editing the prequel to Sordid Secrets. It's a full length novel called 'Dreaming In The Dark.' The prequel is an in depth look into the character Athena's psyche, her weaknesses, her spiral into despair, and her rise back up.

The book will be available via Smashwords and their retailers very soon, so please keep your eyes open for that.
Who are your favorite authors?
I adore Anne Rice's work, her vampire chronicles especially. I'm also a big fan of Joseph Duncan, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King.

I love supernatural drama, horror, and thrillers and also have a weakness for chick lit! I could live and breathe books all day long. Give me a sun lounger, a cat and a good book and I'm in absolute Heaven!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was for my Grandad when I was about 5 or 6 years of age. It was about a horse with a cruel master. The horse triumphed by kicking it's master from it's back and fleeing for it's freedom. It was very basic stuff, but it gave me an incredible feeling and I knew I wanted to be a writer one day.

My later adventures into literature at secondary school, included fairies and the supernatural. Themes I intend to return to in future.
What is your writing process?
Honestly...I don't usually start with a structured plan, I start with an idea. Then I attack the keyboard with my fingers and let my subconscious do the work, seeing where the flow takes me. When I reach the end, I then go back and spend an agonising amount of time editing and making revisions until the story flows and comes to life.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I read (not including primary school books) was Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree. It whisked me away to a world of fantasy and wonder and convinced me that anything is possible. I still carry that sentiment with me today. I believe that there is magic in everything. The universe is a wonderful thing and we just need to open our eyes to tap into it's beauty.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
In no particular order...

1: An Interview with a vampire - Anne Rice.
She was one of the earliest authors to humanise vampires and portray them in a different light, instead of demonising them as monsters. The language used is flowery, romantic and detailed so well, that you can picture every character and scene perfectly.

2: The Bad Place - Dean Koontz.
This was the first book I read by Koontz well over 25 years ago. I found the plot was wonderfully unpredictable and I found myself feeling sympathy for the villain. At the time, other books I was reading had very clear cut, hero's and villains and for me this was groundbreaking.

3: The Faraway Tree or The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton.
I read these books over and over again as a child and the amount of joy and inspiration they gave me, is insurmountable. They helped me through many bad times and encouraged me to always look for the magic in everything.

4: Another from my childhood, The Animals of Farthing Wood and the entire series by Colin Dann.
I laughed, I cried, I read these books a million times! I realised that sometimes your favourite character has to be killed off for the good of the story. The connection I felt with the animals was so immense. This was an integral part of my growing up and I'll never forget those books.

5: Would it be cheating to choose The Works Of Oscar Wilde?
My childhood edition became well thumbed and tattered, as I forever waded through the romantic and poignant mind of Wilde. From the Nightingale and the rose through to The picture of Dorian Gray, I saw the world through the eyes of one of the most eloquent gentlemen to ever live.
Describe your desk
Currently, my lap with a coffee in front of me and a purring tabby cat either side!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Swindon and attended a very rough school. I was bullied verbally and physically and so I much preferred the company of animals and books to people. After school, I would run to my room and with my dog and cat by my side, I would open a book and spend hours escaping into different worlds.

I read a broad spectrum of different genres and this deepened my passion for writing. I understood how much joy and escapism a book can give to someone who is struggling in life. My books gave me satisfaction, an escape and above all, hope.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a prequel to Sordid Secrets.

'Dreaming In The Dark' is about a Mistress called Athena who lives in a manor house. In book 1, you only really see her success and she seems very cool and collected. However, the prequel shows her struggle in life and the journey she has endured to get to where she is. It explores addiction, failed romances, financial struggles unconventional relationships and a woman's fight to earn her place in the world, with a good dose of humour and saucy antics!
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Books by This Author

Sordid Secrets Book 1.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,130. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Amy is a successful businesswoman, who finds herself throwing off the restraints of her career, to go off in search of excitement and desires of the flesh. When her path collides with that of the magnetic Lady Athena, she feels as if she has found her true calling. Yet, everything is never as it seems.