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Author Q & A Mr. Kyle Robertson Author of The Millennium Malevolence Author Interview

Quote from your Book | Favorite Quote This is from my first sci-fi dystopian thriller, A Hunter’s Blood: “I know I can’t see you through a computer or common sight,” Drakx whispered. “But I will kill you. I did it before. I don’t have to see you to fill this room with bullets. Even the invisible get wet when it’s raining.”

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

When I became coherent, the entire astronaut, fireman cliche went away. I could draw, and I was gifted with imagination, so I wanted to become a comic book artist.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

My first book was a comic I crafted in high school, but that was just a hobby and way to get through the daunting chemistry class. After I became a salesperson for 21 years, I actually wrote the book and published it in 2007

How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book?

In high school. I became interested in 80s action movies, and comics. I began to create my own stories. I wanted to entertain. Then life got in the way. With a new family, my dreams were put on hiatus, and I had to get an immediate job. After 21 years in the sales business with various companies, I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and lost much of my sight. My initial dream dissolved.

After I had to get a kidney transplant, I couldn’t work anymore. Since now I’m on disability, I still wanted to work. Although it was difficult to see clearly, My dream came back. It had been slightly augmented, but it came back.

I began to write my first to alleviate my boredom. Daytime TV never jogged my mind. I couldn’t drive anymore, but my imagination wasn’t damaged. I rekindled my first high school story, just modified for the time. I wrote it, not drawing it.

I became a fiction author with 15 original stories as of now with number 16 on the way. My mantra is “Your dreams don’t have an expiration date.”

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I became interested initially in science fiction writing. Then I just expanded to plain fiction. You can go anywhere and do anything in fiction

Do you like to create books for adults, youth and/or children? and Why?

My initial interest was to entertain young adults to adults. Since my stories were too complex for children, I didn’t explore that genre. I don’t delve into “Adult” books either. My books are imbued with romance, not lascivious lust. I want to entertain mentally.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I’m on book number 16 now. I think my favorite book will always be my next book.

How long does it take you to write a book?

Since I’m a self-published author, I do it all. I advertise, manage my blog, and train VAs. After all that, I write. I have an outline system to accelerate my writing. It takes me about three months to finish my first draft. It may take another month to get it ready for edit, and when the book is completed. I’ll publish it.

Could you describe the mundane details of writing: How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard (typewriter or computer)?

My system is this. First, I get a question. If it’s a good question, I craft a story out of it. I type my outline and begin to create the initial shell of the book. When you do this, writing can be quicker. You outline each chapter and follow your outline. It kills writer’s block.

I at least write for an hour every day. When my story gets going, it takes over. I could write an entire chapter in a day if it gets good. I use Word, and it helps with the formatting.

What does your family think of your writing?

I have a great family. I am single now, but my parents respect my endeavors.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I read when I’m not creating. I also watch movies. I just write or market all the time. I’ll relax when I become successful.

What do you think makes a good story?

A good story consists of overcoming a very difficult devastation. You need a good protagonist with depth and an equally deep antagonist. You must be able to flesh out your character to have your reader invest in your characters, emotional elements, pacing, intrigue, comedy, and feeling.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating/writing your books?

I had to cease the Superman caricature. In order to flesh out tour character, they have to have flaws. I learned that from Stan Lee. Daredevil’s blind and Tony Stark is an alcoholic. You still love them, but they aren’t perfect.

What authors do you like to read? What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

I read Stephen King books, Phillip Kindred Dick books. Issac Asimov books, Authur Charles Clark, and Clive Barker books.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

I have a blog. www.pimiebooks.com I post all my books there and do a weekly newsletter. Some of my readers write to me in mid-writing after I post an excerpt. They tell me what they want to read. My books are designed for them.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

I read non-fiction books and watch the news. Certain entertainment influences me. I use Wikipedia for some information gathering backed up with the library.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they

My first suggestion is to never give up. King has a collection of rejection letters. He never gave up, and I think we are all better off for his tenacity. Have a great work ethic. If you do fiction, train your imagination. Don’t have it become unbridled without discipline. Once you have harnessed those elements, research, and write your book. And the most important advice is to LEARN THE BUSINESS! You could have the greatest book in the world, but if no one knows about it, your book will e the greatest eBook collecting digital dust on a virtual shelf.

Do you meet your readers at book signings, conventions, or similar events?

I interact with my readers virtually. Since my sight is imparted, transportation is very difficult.

Tell us about your most resent book?

This sounds like a promotion opportunity. Being formerly in sales, you newer miss a chance. My new book is called The Millennium Malevolence. Here’s the synopsis.

Starting in the middle-ages, a Protector tried to stop an immortal with witchcraft, but inadvertently destroyed the immortal’s, eternal mate. The immortal was affected as well.

The immortal, Gavis, was aided by a dark warlock to be healed, however, a thousand year coma was the result hindering Gavis’ revenge. But when he revived, he found another way to claim his redemption.

In the 24th century, Adama Aruna was a history mentor, and also Chorlisr, the Protector’s last descendant. She had no idea she was marked for obliteration centuries before her birth.

When she realized her fate, she and her two friends had to learn the new version of witchcraft to try to defeat the malevolent immortal.

This tale delves deeper into the human condition more so than just guttural revenge. Adama evolves unexpectedly with the assistance of her legendary bloodline.

Find out how in The Millennium Malevolence: The Time Spanning Revenge Endangerment.

“What an amazing book! For me, it is one of the best sci-fi books I ever read.”

“Each character is created with a depth that most humans cannot claim.”

“Very well written with an interesting plot

In this sci-fi fantasy adventure, you get…

An adventure to expand an entire ten centuries

An unsuspecting woman targeted for annihilation before her birth

That same woman evolving to combat an immortal

LYCANTHROPES (WEREWOLVES)

Please enjoy this science fiction fantasy adventure!

What’s more important: characters or plot?

You must balance the two elements. In order for your audience to have a great experience, they have to care about the character, and they must be put in an interesting situation. What you’re asking is what is more important in chicken soup, the chicken or the soup? Both elements make great chicken soup.

How do books get published?

After you create your final product, you publish it on Amazon.

Do you write every single day?

When you write, you have to practice. Just like a workout regiment, you need a writing regiment. I do at least 20 minutes a day. That’s when I’m on book hiatus. I write way longer when I craft my stories.

Ballpoint, uniball or fountain pen?

Laptop 🙂

Any writing rituals?

I listen to music to set my mood. Gustav Holst for a majestic battle scene, Metalica or NIN for a scary scene, Bjork, or Sade for a romantic scene. My music influences my feeling.

What’s the worst job you’ve had?

Trying to sell perfume door to door.

Tell us some more about your book/s.

I’m 47 years old, and I’ve been telling my stories since high school. My stories stemmed from my comic book and anime interests. I always wanted to escape the purgatory of math and home etc.

I think I became proficient at quelling my boredom. I learned a lot, but not the mandatory curriculum.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. I know the basics. I’m talking about knowing who Michael Moorcock, Issac Asimov, Stephen King, Phillip K. Dick, Clive Barker, Michael Crihcton, Gary Gygax, George Perez and John Byrne were. Those people shaped my interests.

{I‘m not embarrassed, but my mom made me watch Dynasty in the ’80s. I thought it was plastic drivel, but that shaped my interests in romance, and how not to create it.

Reading, and going to the movies was my happiness. I like happiness, and according to life, I think you enjoy happiness as well. That’s why I write fiction.

Are you planning to adapt any of your stories to the screen?

I have no plans, but as I always say. If someone affluent in cinema wants to adapt my stories, have at it.

A mystically futuristic adventure starting one thousand years before the 24th century

Starting in the middle-ages, a Protector tried to stop an immortal with witchcraft, but inadvertently destroyed the immortal’s eternal mate. The immortal was affected as well. The immortal, Gavis, was aided by a dark warlock to be healed, however, a thousand year coma was the result hindering Gavis’ revenge. But when he revived, he found another way to claim his redemption.


 

From Book 1: Free first book in series!

In the medieval times, there was an immortal that was the perceived scourge who rivaled the Black Death plague in the Renaissance.. Chorlisr Remmik, a Protector from the Ktaldeik (Tal-DEEK) had to defend the village against the eternal. He had to use witchcraft in order to damage him.

The immortal, Gavis, was just sitting by a fire with his eternal mate in a cottage outside the village when Chorlisr attacked them without provocation.

Chorlisr attacked, and inadvertently killed his eternal mate, Renae,. As Gavis vowed revenge, Chorlisr used witchcraft once more to destroy Gavis. He was affected, but ran into the wood to a dark warlock so he could be healed. He took a potion, but slept in a mountain range for one thousand years.

In the 24th century, Chorlisr was long since dead, so Gavis had to find his descendants to wipe out Chorlisr’s lineage for good. He destroyed all but one.

Adama Aruna was a history mentor, and also Chorlisr’s last descendant. She became Gavis’ target for his deadly malevolence, so he engaged her at a club to administer annihilation.

Adama escaped the murderous deluge, and now has to learn magick to defeat the bitter eternal with a perpetual grudge. Can she do it in time?

In this future chronicles series, you will get,

  • A wrongly accused immortal
  • A time span from the Renaissance to the 24th century
  • Revenge for a slain love
  • The unsuspecting female last descendant targeted for annihilation
  • The discovery of a unique lineage
  • Futuristic witchcraft

Enjoy the beginning of an epic sci-fi/fantasy adventure! Download The Millennium Malevolence Book 1 FREE

How hard is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

If you just want to do it with no knowledge of the industry, it’s impossible to archive your goal. Do this in Sun Tsu terms. Know your enemy in order to defeat your enemy. There are 41,000 new pieces of medium being published every day. Just make your strategy and work good enough to be in the upper tier of that 41,000. Most authors never take the time to learn how to compartmentalize to whittle down the daunting number. This shouldn’t be just a hobby. About 35,000 authors think that. If you treat this like your business. your number dwindles. Remember, success isn’t a destination, it’s a never-ending journey.

Any last thoughts for our readers?

I’ve been doing this since 2007. My first eBook was published in 2008. I thought that was my only story. I was wrong. I continued in 2014. Now I’m up to 15 with a 16th on the way.

No digital book is over $2-99 and one is even free so you can dip your toes before you cannonball into my pool of adventure. Thank you for giving me a chance. Kyle.

(Sci-fi Epic) A Hunter’s Blood: The Crimson Contracts: A Science Fiction Adventure about Bounty Hunter Capture (The Hunter Chronicles Book 1)

A futuristic tale of how law enforcement works in a darker society

This story tells of how the bounty hunters are at the top of the food chain, and what methods they use to capture the more elite criminals.

The corporation Dyna-Techor experimented, and created the perfect humanoids. The seven creations turned on the scientists, and murdered them. The corporation wanted their prodigal experiments back.

They contracted The Hunter’s Guild to retrieve them. The guild dealt with the more extreme criminals, and Drakx Slazakohn was sent to retrieve them.

Drakx was an experienced, hard boiled Hunter that only brought criminals back one way, dead.
He acquired, and killed all six of the males, but was very surprised that his last contract was female.

Her name was Sensus, and she was very different from the men. She was enhanced. Drakx felt her enhancements when she killed him seven times. That was when things got interesting.

Drakx worked at the guild for years, but how he works for a higher power to retrieve the male souls Sensus brought back. They were called the DNAccidents. His reward for capture was life again, but failure meant eternal pain from perpetual death.

Along with a woman thrust into his life, he has to capture the DNAccidents or die trying, and his death would be perpetual in the forever category.

Drakx had to change while working for the higher power because his failure was more dire than the guild. Find out if Drakx can bring back the DNAccidents in A Hunter’s Blood: The Crimson Contracts.

(Crime Thriller) Celestial Summoner : An Esoteric Paranormal Suspense Thriller (Paranormal Detective Stories Book 1)
Death has gripped the throat of middle America

Random people are being heinously murdered, with the bodies displayed in the most horrific way.
Detective John Chandless is a thick-skinned officer from New York who had apprehended the most depraved men in the barrios. Perhaps he had underestimated the the evil in the heart of the country. Kansas shouldn’t be so harsh compared to the City, but murder has no favorite state. How could this veteran detective be stumped?

partner, Simin Khouri, was a “unique” detective to say the least. She used psychic profilers to solve her cases. Although her conviction rate was just as good as anyone else’s, John didn’t believe in her “hocus-pocus” techniques. He worked with facts until this troubling case didn’t provide any. What do you do when there is no evidence? He grudgingly asked Simin for assistance, and she was glad to give it.

Simon introduced him to Anezka Kranz, her Czech psychic profiler. Could this sweet, simple woman help his case? Although John had investigated the most perplexing cases for 17 years, Anezka showed him another way to find his predator — celestially.

Celestial Summoner: An Esoteric Paranormal Suspense Thriller Is filled with dark excitement, and begins with a whodunit situation that can only be resolved with the help of a Czechoslovakian with an ethereal gift.

ACT NOW! Join the hunt for the bloodthirsty monster behind the killings in Kansas. Scroll to the top of this page and click that orange BUY button. Then, step into the danger and romance of this captivating detective thriller.