Interview with Mikell Keeth

Describe your desk
A 2 x 3 foot wood folding table courtesy of Walmart and $6.00.
When did you first start writing?
I have always toyed with writing but committed to write my first novel in 2013. Eyes That Will Not Hear is actually the fifth novel I've started. Honestly, I got stuck at various stages on the other four books. I hope to eventually complete those or perhaps combine parts to form another novel or two.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Have you tried to obtain the services of a traditional publisher or literary agent? What a nightmare...
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Without Smashwords I would not be publishing my first novel any time soon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I don't even know where to begin. I could write a book on that topic alone. If I had to choose just one great joy I would say I thrive on creativity. I love the process of constructing a story, building the characters, planning the plot and sub-plots. I just love writing.
What are you working on next?
Ears That Will Not See will be the second novel in the Brad Franklin trilogy.
Who is your favorite author?
David Baldacci by far.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a two-year old grandson that I adore and don't get to see often so I try to spend time with him at every opportunity. I still have a "day" job when I'm not writing.
What is your writing process?
I've never been officially diagnosed but I am fairly certain I have ADHD. When I write I often write multiple chapters at the same time, bouncing from one to another. I also keep a separate "random" page to quickly record my "out of left field" thoughts and ideas that plague me throughout my writing process. I get it all down on paper first and then bring the story together in the editing and re-writing process. Outlines are not for me.
Published 2016-08-28.
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Books by This Author

Illusions of the Past
Price: Free! Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Romance » New adult
In 2042 things are different. Brad Franklin and Roberto Gomez are in their early 20’s. They’ve been raised by their respective grandparents on Brad’s family farm in Southeast Georgia. They’ve also been trained and conditioned to fight the enemy…a new kind of enemy clearly seen by all, but unidentifiable by most, except the few that must defeat it.