Interview with Kevin Isaacson

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was young, like 11 or 12, I wrote scripts for a television series that I hoped to have made. It was called "Teen Force" and it was horrible but it was a ton of fun writing. My dad was a Methodist minister and he would be in his office working on his sermons while I was in the church library working on "Teen Force." Of course, I never sent it out. It was just for fun and it was a blast writing it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read both screenplays and novels. My favorite screenwriter is Shane Black. My favorite novel writers are Stephen King and James Patterson.
Describe your desk
The desk that I work at is a very large wood roll top desk that my sister-in-law bought us when we moved into our current house. It is very heavy so it doesn't get moved often. It has a ton of drawers for all my junk. It has a classic feel to it and being from sister-in-law who passed away, it is very special.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is being able to share the stories and the worlds that I've created in my head with other people. I love seeing the readers emotionally react to my writing whether it is laughing, crying, or sheer terror.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything to me. Can you be a writer if no one ever reads it. I don't believe so. To be a writer, two things have to happen. You have to write something and then someone needs to read it. So without the fans, I could not be a writer.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a screenplay entitled "Run." It is an action / thriller with a strong female protagonist which so many movies seem to lack. It seems like the woman always has to be saved by the man in some way. This is the opposite. I have several other ideas waiting in the wings that I am very excited about. Most will be in screenplay format to begin with but I am not ruling out adapting them to novel format.

My father passed away recently. He was a counselor and wrote many books on birth order. I'm compiling some of his notes on his theories, and counseling methods and will be releasing it soon as an e-book.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King and James Patterson.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I coach youth athletics. I currently coach junior high girls basketball and track through Central Springs Schools and I coach several travel softball teams through Manly Heat Softball. I am also currently mayor of Manly, Iowa.
Published 2015-02-28.
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Books by This Author

Forget the Memories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / general
Learn to better understand yourself and others. Forget the memories that make you react negatively to situations in your life while you remember the memories that allow you to be the person you'd like to be. In addition, learn how your birth order affects how you respond in certain situations and how it plays a role in relationships with others.