Interview with Kenneth Barber

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I read a quote once that said "A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it." And that's perfectly true. My work would never go anywhere without the love and support of my fans. Thank you all!
What are you working on next?
My novel "A Knight of the Blood" is complete and is in the review/edit phase now. It should be released in 2015. Check out my website for updates!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy watching T.V., reading, and spending time with my family. Oh, and occasionally our cat, though I will never admit I actually enjoy her company...sometimes.
How do you approach cover design?
The Harrowing cover image was designed by Joleene Naylor as per my direction. I knew that I wanted a dreamcatcher to represent Zoe's. Subsequent cover art is being done by my wife, Tia. Typically I view the book as a whole unit in my mind and try to imagine one image that would impart the overall feeling I'm going for in the novel.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a Nook.
Describe your desk
Ha! Well, at the moment I write on the couch with my laptop on my lap. Not so great for long sessions of writing, but I make it work. In the near future though, I'll be getting a proper desk and even a proper computer!
When did you first start writing?
To the best of my knowledge, I began writing around age 7 or 8. I still have an old notebook with some early stories floating around somewhere.
What do you read for pleasure?
That varies greatly. I enjoy nearly all types of books, to the express exclusion of Romance novels. *shudder* But to be more specific: I recently read The Autobiography of Mark Twain, By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain by Joe HIll, and A Plot For Pridemore by Stephen Roth.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have used Facebook ads, google ads, Facebook post boosting as well as the website. In general Google ads reached a wider audience.
Did you learn anything from writing your first book?
I learned that writing a book is fun but difficult. There is so much more to it than most people realize. I also learned that I have what it takes to finish. Finishing my first novel gave me the confidence to keep going.
Published 2014-10-28.
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