Interview with Kevin J Turner II

What motivated you to become an Indie author?
To be honest, I never heard of the term indie referred to an author before, simply only as a genre of music. Now that I am aware of what the term means, I guess simply just being able to be an Independent published author. Every since I have gotten back into reading books again, I have had this dream of seeing one of my own books on the shelf at Barnes & Noble or listed online.
What are you working on next?
Currently, I have begun working on my second project entitled "Life is Hard, Living is Easy." So far it's been all about generating my thoughts on how I am going to get my readers to understand that although life is hard and encompasses many challenges and obstacles, it is possible to live easy. Life can be rough and most times people get so wrapped on all the obstacles that life will throw at you and never take the time to just enjoy living, which is where my book comes in.
Who are your favorite authors?
I really like Maya Angelou's book "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". Hill Harper's "Letters to a Young Boy" and "The Conversation" have both been motivational and inspiration books.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am usually reading, playing video games, watching television or listening to music. I try and draw inspiration for various entities to not limit myself on the messages that people give out through the songs they write or various television shows, like Law & Order and Law & Order SVU, which happen to be my favorite crime shows.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, I enjoy the creative journey of expressing my thoughts through writing and especially the feedback I get from friends and loved ones.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small city on the Eastern Shore in Wicomico County. Salisbury is a great city for people of all walks of life. It's close to the beach, has wonderful seafood, the Maryland crab, to be exact and the people there for the most part are respectful and friendly. Being from this area hasn't really had a great influence on my writing, but because it's my home, I know that I will be welcomed as a rising author, if I choose to do my book release there.
When did you first start writing?
Actually I am fairly new to this, so I would have to say about a month ago, December 2013, is when I got real serious about trying to write and become an independent published author.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am probably going to sound like an artist when I say this, but my fans mean a lot to me. Without them, I don't really have a huge network since I am new to this. I hope the fans I develop will become great inspirational figures to me as well as great support individuals that will help propel me to becoming a successful author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that I have an opportunity to make a difference and change the lives of others is what motivates me to get out of bed each day.
Published 2014-01-20.
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