Kester James Finley


As a Florida native, Kester Finley grew up and around the backwoods of Zephyrhills. The country life with its slower pace, and with its mix of colorful characters eager to share, inspired him to write.

Fascinated by the unknown and the supernatural, he has spent time studying all forms of paranormal activity and history while being fully immersed in the world of superheroes and magic holding his head high as a geek, a lover of comics, and a damn good role player.

He now lives in Spring Hill, Florida whiling away the hours writing, trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up, and focusing on a return to his roots, nature, and the mystery of life beyond the veil.


Twitter: @kesterfin




Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I believe the first story I ever wrote was a short story where I redid the classic "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" giving it an alternative flair with alcohol, murder, and thievery a plenty. The second one was a fantasy piece involving a group of people who were ported to another realm in the hopes of fulfilling quests to save that world. I never finished it, but I do have fond memories of sitting around my room and banging out words on my old typewriter when I should have been playing outside.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually think about the cover as I write the material. I have a theme in mind and I send it off to a cover design studio who works with me to create what I had envisioned. Sometimes, what they come up with is far better to the hot mess I had planned on, so I run with that design. I and thankful for all the hard work, creative processes, and tech savvy that they bring to the table to give my work life, in the most artful way.
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