Interview with Kevin Potter

Who are your favorite authors?
Margaret Weis, Richard Knaak, C.S. Friedman and Drew Karpyshyn.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My two beautiful girls, who are invariably already awake :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working my tail off to pay the bills and spending as much quality time as I can with my wife and children.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through friends' recommendations, but occasionally I see an ad when I'm browsing amazon that catches my eye.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Absolutely! I was 9, and I wrote a short story for school about the adventures of a magical pair of sneakers.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with just a very simple idea (for poetry, it's often just a single line or two, for stories or novels, it usually starts with a character or single event), and I just build off of that one simple idea until I have a complete poem or story. I rarely plan an outline, I usually just go with it until I come to a conclusion. This is much of why I enjoy writing so much, I'm often as surprised as a reader may be with the direction it goes and how it ends!
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly fantasy and a little sci-fi, though I do occasionally enjoy a thriller or horror novel.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android smartphone.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the smaller cities peripheral to Salt Lake City, UT, mainly in the poorer areas. I think the biggest influence this has had on my writing is the fact that I buried myself in books from a very early age, and so I've had the opportunity to explore many different writing styles, which, I would like to think, gives me a wide range of experiences to choose from when I'm writing my own stories.
When did you first start writing?
I started with my first short story for school at the age of 9, and I really never stopped. I've always been a writer.
What's the story behind your latest book?
That's top secret.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My family. Without my wife and my girls, I never would have had the ambition, much less the courage, to attempt publishing in any venue.
Published 2014-07-29.
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Books by This Author

The Awakening
Series: Metal and Stone, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When dragons return to Earth from their millennia-long slumber, one of them could be the only hope for peace. Dauria was a young, idealistic dragon when her kind withdrew from the world. When Dauria awakens to new and alien world, will she find the strength to save her people from a disastrous war?
Angel of Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Would you kill a friend to gain ultimate power? Move over Constantine, there's a new demon hunter in town! Meet Gabriel, a man well-versed in black magic and demonology. Somehow, the past always seems to catch up with him. In this short, standalone tale, his thirst for greater power will pit him against the only foes he might waver against; his own friends.
Rise of the Overlord: A Prelude to The Calamity
Series: The Calamity, Volume 0.5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Enter a world where the cost of magic is life itself and two races are locked in an ages-long conflict built on the lies of the gods. When the prophesied Calamity strikes, can Vilhelm and Loyyul overcome their inborn conflict and join together to save their world? If you enjoy rapid page-turning suspense wrapped in epic fantasy, pick up your copy of Rise of the Overlord today!
The Fall of an Overlord: A Prequel to The Calamity
Series: The Calamity, Volume 0. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a world ruled by immense dragon overlords, is freedom a long-lost dream? Khell is a conflicted dragon. Determined to free his people from his Overlord, he must accept that doing so will violate the only sacred law. Melli is an iron-willed wyrm devoted to protecting her kin. When their Overlord is left undefended, Khell is propelled into an alliance with Melli and her clan against him.