Interview with Kevin Bolger

When did you first start writing?
I started writing only a few years ago, mainly to kill time at work. Iv'e always had an over-active imagination, so thought why not put it to some use.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was asked by a friend; who used to be involved with publishing, to come up with a story that involved several main characters. He read every night to his children and was surprised at how repetitive and predictable the plots were. I had a couple of ideas I was working on and we decided on the Shadow-Fighters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just having a positive response from one person is a real motivator to write more.
What do your fans mean to you?
Very early days, not Terry Pratchett status just yet.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on Book II. I also have a modern fiction for teens on the go, about thirty-five thousand words into that, however it's on hold while I finish this sequel.
Who are your favorite authors?
Big fan of Mr Pratchett, Neil Gaimon, Jasper FFord.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Work unfortunately, not writing full-time as yet.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course, I didn't become an avid reader till late on and I found David Eddings. Although I didn't really find him; I had the book quite literally thrown at me. Serves me right for complaining I was bored.
What is your writing process?
I try to write as if giving a reading to a class of kids.
How do you approach cover design?
Luckily I had mine done by an artist, I can draw but sometimes its better having another persons perspective. they can interpret what they read.
Published 2015-09-17.
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Books by This Author

The Shadow-Fighters
Price: Free! Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
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A dark and ancient enemy threatens to shatter the peace of the PrimeLands. A world only spoken of through myth and legend. However, in a far off village across the Silver Lake, the shadows had begun creeping through. For Pandora, Ryel, Matu, Inara and Egyn the meeting at The Black Rock will be the start of a lifelong friendship, taking them into the heart of the ShadowLands and beyond.