Interview with Genevieve Kay

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work full time - as a technical writer/copy writer - so I guess I am always writing... but when I am not writing I am drawing​ or indulging in my own forms of escapism.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
random - I go outside my comfort zone as much as I can. eBooks​ and their free tastes offer some freedom of choice.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, oddly enough - 6th grade, Mr Hayes... he had a face that turned bright red with his blood pressure - but his nose was soo huge the tip would loose all blood, therefore color - it was like looking at the Tinman in reverse contrast. the story was WHO and it was all about a girl not being able to come to grips with her environment - that had manifested in an OWL form, which she had locked in her closet like the proverbial boogey-man. Eventually she faced it... I wish I remembered how it ended.
What is your writing process?
none, i am a creative, it flows from within and is a struggle to turn off. this is my outlit becuase - well - maybe - one person out there might get turned on - taken away from their daily sludge - i am paying forward my escapism... to turning it off and tuning out. there are worse ways to do it - and this - this is just for a moment.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
yes, i was pining over Stephen​ king whilst the other girls were crazy about the new kids on the block... whoever they were
How do you approach cover design?
I actually graduated in graphic design - so I​ just create - software are tools... whether it's photoshop or illustrator or PowerPoint or paint - it will be... a piece of me
What are your five favorite books, and why?
bunicula - when i knew i loved horror... a bunny is a vampire and sucks the juice from carrots and tomatoes... loved it i still recall the characters to this day and it has been well over 20 years.
Pet Cemetery = first Adult book i ever read that had an open ending - loved it
Wicked - it was fun and tickled my brain a bit - not because it was intelligent, which it isn't.. but because i had a prior conception that enjoyed being massaged another way.
Memoirs of a Geisha - Epically lovely, the way he wrote about the life took me there and made me question the ethnicity and gender of my writer... that is some seriously amazing work!
ok tie - Choke from Palnuik and Island of the Sequenced Love Nun by Christopher Moore... they took me down the rabbit​ hole - and i liked it!
What do you read for pleasure?
King - Anything Stephen, or the Dune series by Herbert and Son.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
whatever i can afford - which is a Christmas present by the brand of nook. the kindle looks bomb- but i enjoy the readers, print screen rather than a reflective table... slash, laptop that hurts my eyes and reflects the sun... so... with its vast limitations i enjoy my nook reader - wish there was something that could switch between the two visual formats.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
let's say - NONE
Describe your desk
it's more of an open cardtable with coworkers bumping elbows - cuz like cattle, they just want the meat F*ck the conditions.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up dirt poor in a crack city - raised by a pedophile and insanely blind mother and am somehow still around... hey no one's more shocked than me. yeah, yeah - I.
When did you first start writing?
i always wrote - had to express my situation, tell - no one of my conditions. vent to the ether - if it was listening.
What's the story behind your latest book?
shocker - good vs evil... dum dum dummmmmmb... but to another level... showing an apathetic human as vile and grotesque as the perpetrator​ itself. to look away is a choice - you are participating and holding a secret - allowing a path - turning away from the light.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
gearoge W bush... and Karl Rove - karma's coming for you... and for us all. For we fund this insanity.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
the opportunity​ is what you make it
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
escapism
What do your fans mean to you?
i am always amazed to meet a fan. when they parrot back a scene or ask questions on personal motivations of the team.. i am always taken a back - not to be rude - you just took my breath away. I can't even describe it...
What are you working on next?
Stray Book 2 of The Great Renewal Series...
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King
Christopher Moore
Chuck Palnuick
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anne Rice
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
food
Do men know how to have sex?
1:19
What turns you on?
reading Edgar Allen Poe while watching a Roger Corman -Vincent Price film... nothing better.
Published 2014-08-15.
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Series: The Great Renewal. You set the price! Words: 94,600. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A gifted psychic takes down a government and opens the gates to hell itself; because the only way to heal the world is to watch it burn.