Interview with Richard Kemp

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The pleasure of putting fingers to keyboard and coming up with some really whacky stories, or, on occasion, reviewing something that happened in the past, but from a different perspective.
What do your fans mean to you?
What fans?
Who are your favorite authors?
James Michener, Clive Cussler and Bernard Cornwell.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee.
What is your writing process?
With short stories, I tend to wait for the "blue flash of an idea for the subject, then work it out in my head, THEN write it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first BOOK I ever read that had an impact on me was Alistair Maclean's "HMS Ulysses." The impact was phenomenal. I was sixtreen and even now, sixty years later, I can relive passages of that book in my dreams.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything with a good story line. Usually thriller, adventure, historical.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
England. At first in the West Country (Principally Devon), then London. I was born in London and evacuated as a babe to Somerset. Back to London after World War II. The influence comes from the beauty and knowledge of Southern England.
What are you working on next?
A novel. "Pemberton". 43,000 words so far, and counting. It's a bit "involved."
Published 2015-10-03.
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Books by This Author

Quirky Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of "outside the box" or "off the wall" short stories. Subjects range from the humorous to the zany, with a few serious ones thrown in.