Interview with Kenneth Vickery

Published 2019-03-19.
What is your writing process?
The creative process is just dreaming. Well, dreaming and writing it down at the same time if I can. When I have gaps in the story that my dreams aren’t filling for me, I have to find the right question to ask, like what would my character have to do to justify someone saying, “you are all my favourite people rolled into one”, or how does this story contrast with Pinocchio? Other than that, I just sit down and write every day if I can.
What do you read for pleasure?
I am a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver. She is always a good read. I look for Australian authors, but they often have too much gritty realism for my taste. I did however, enjoyed Antonia Hayes’ “Relativity” and “Crimson Lake” By Candice Fox.
Describe your desk
My desk is an old toilet door held up on Ikea legs. I have tidied it up, because my proof reader is coming around, but it’s usually a complete shambles of ignored paperwork. Because of my poor eyesight I have a big computer screen and a magnifying light. The Cat Empire is playing through my speakers at the moment and I like listening to music while I write.
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Books by This Author

How to Publish an eBook
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Andrew J Harvey and Kenneth R Vickery wrote this eBook to introduce writers to the skills and resources they will need to make their published work shine. It provides the supporting materials for participants of the “How to publish an eBook” Workshop, which was facilitated by the Bassendean Writer’s group in October 2019.
Bolas Buys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,440. Language: Australian English. Published: April 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Sir Martin is a rich and ruthless Perth entrepreneur, who dies while celebrating with his admiring friends after making a load of money from a takeover bid. He becomes a ghost and from limbo, is horrified to witness the aftermath of his shady business deals. He dangles sticky opinions into the living world to try and stop his daughter’s ethical corporate conduct from destroying his fortune.
Poppy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,290. Language: Australian English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
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Bernard isn’t a challenge for Poppy. She thinks Bernard is a galah and with her drug syndicate, she uses the lazy bigotry of his police colleagues to destroy him. Her father is encouraging Poppy to kill people, who get in their way. Poppy knows her father has her best interests at heart, but she has never killed, and she is disappointed to find becoming a killer a challenge for her.