Interview with Kelly Damon

What is your writing process?
I brainstorm, outline, summarize, and then get to the writing. This involves lots of tea and listening to Muse and Florence and the Machine.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first that I ever read because I was born a bookworm. The first one that had a real impact on me was Magician by Raymond E. Feist when I was 12 years old.
How do you approach cover design?
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Oh gosh, only 5?

- Magician by Raymond E. Feist
- Neverness by David Zindell
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I much prefer paperbacks.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Bah! What book marketing techniques?
Describe your desk
A mess.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Johannesburg, South Africa and in every way possible.
When did you first start writing?
I have always kept journals, but I starting writing fiction when I was 16 :)
What's the story behind your latest book?
Resfeber- an adventure that I went on

The Fifth Warrior- Inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I appreciate the control I have over my stories.
Published 2017-05-01.
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Books by This Author

Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is a travel memoir that I wrote about two different journeys to the Netherlands. I tried to run away from my problems and learned that sometimes running away is the answer.
The Fifth Warrior
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 118,190. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A young girl must fight alongside Earth's most powerful magicians to win a war that threatens to destroy magic.