Interview with Kevin Semeniuk

What motivated you to become an indie author?
For years I would share my poetry anywhere that I could find space, and through the feedback and support for my work from people who had no attachment to me or knowledge of me as a person, I gained the confidence and belief in my ability to take on what I saw as the logical next step in being an independent artist and filling my space here.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm still quite new to Smashwords and haven't yet experienced all that it has to offer, although it has helped to expand my reach to a wider audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The best part about the act of writing is that it eliminates any questions I may have about my purpose for the time that I am here.
What do your fans mean to you?
The purpose of my writing has always been to provide a relation to hope through the translation of emotion in stories, so whenever I have a chance to reach someone in that space, I feel like I've done my job....my audience means a great deal to me.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the release of my next novel titled, 'Grace in October', as well as have begun the works on a follow up, still yet to be titled. Along with writing, much of my time goes into my apparel line and all that comes with that.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This is the only chance I get to experience life in this form, and even for as difficult as life can seem at times, I really enjoy the process of being alive; for me, that's enough on most days.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Over the past few years I have found a great love in photography, and I enjoy how close the process of storytelling can be to writing, so I tend to spend most of my free time exploring that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first piece I can remember writing was a poem about my brother and me; I was maybe 10yrs old.
What is your writing process?
I tend to write on the spot, which is something I've always really enjoyed, however I'm also learning to like the discipline of sitting down and watching it unfold, so I will often use music or shorts clips of something that move me to ignite or feed the flame.
How do you approach cover design?
I like clean and crisp and much like my writing I tend to stay true to my vision.
What's the story behind your latest book?
With 'Grace in October', which is soon to be released, I wanted to tell a love story that didn't have the traditional "ups and downs" or conflicts that often take place in order to sway or guide the characters into a greater relatability to the surface, or ego, of the reader; but instead for the characters to only evolve through the space of love and in turn touch the reader through possibility of the heart.
Published 2016-09-14.
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Books by This Author

Grace in October
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,470. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Inspirational
A charming story about love and the power of forgiveness. For everything that life had seemingly done to distance him from the truth of love, through grace and time, October met his match in fate and was destined to be shown otherwise.
Love Grace & Sorrow in No Particular Order
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
A book of poetry filled with stories of love, hope, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Revelation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Keeping with his passion for translating images and stories from around the world, this collection of poetry holds true to Kevin's style. From the title poem 'Revelation', to '1200 Daughters' and 'Soul Music', each piece delivers something special and unique to its reader.
Sugar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,000. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A heartwarming story of love, forgiveness, friendship, and the power of hope. With no certainty of love or a family to claim him, Poor Boy was destined to end up just as he'd come into the world...alone; until he met Hope.
Sweeping with God
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A journey back to love. A beautiful story about triumph, love, family, faith, and friendship. After his family had suffered their greatest tragedy and all hope was lost, Tyler Hill was soon to find out just how close love really is.