Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Author Interview – Kenneth Hoss - A Kelli Storm Novel 99c

Interview with the Author of the book - Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel.
Hi Kenneth, just a few questions about you and your novel Storm Rising.
Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. I still live close by in Irving, Texas.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say? Storm Rising – A Kelli Storm Novel. Exciting.
If you gave some of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say? Kelli would give me hell at first, and then turn around and thank me for saving her life.
Do you have plans for a new book? It is already in the works. Is this book part of a series? This is the first book in a planned series of three.
What or who inspired you to write? In the beginning, I would have to say Isaac Asimov. His books pulled me in and took me to new worlds. And how long have you been writing? I started writing short stories in Jr. High, but I didn’t start in earnest until High School. I wrote mostly SciFi and Fantasy short stories.
Do you gift books to readers for book reviews? I can’t say. I haven’t had any reviews on my book yet.
Patti says: Would you like to offer some free on this blog for reviews?
How did you come up with the title and cover design? The title was easy. It’s came from the last name of my main character. The cover was the genius of George Arnold, the husband of a very good friend of mine, Carolyn Arnold. Carolyn is also an Indie author and has just released her novel, Ties that Bind.
Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? My main character, Kelli, is based on several women I have known over my life. However, there was one woman in my life that I would say comes closest to Kelli. She was smart, beautiful, independent, and she broke my heart.
Patti says: that sucks, been there done that. Oh but it was a guy, not a girl :)
What books have most influenced your writing most and why? I read widely, so there is really no one genre that influences my writing per se.
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? John Grisham
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? Call me old fashioned, but I still like to hold a book in my hands. Yes, I know, it sounds ironic coming from an author whose first book is an e-book.
Are you a self published (Indie) Author? Yes
Have you ever read a book more than once? I believe I have read several books more than once. I once read “I Sing the Body Electric” five times during one summer break.
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? No, the book is ALWAYS better.
What book are you currently reading and in what format (electronic/paperback/hardcover)? What in Hell is up with Heaven? E-Book format.
What book do you know that you will never read? The Devil wears Prada
Patti says: Is that cause you loved the movie so much?
Are there any new Authors that have grasped your interest and why? AJ Powers and Christopher Petersen. They each have a unique style and voice.
Is there anything you would change in your last book and why? No
Who designed the cover of your book? George Arnold (He is in the acknowledgement section.)
Do you have a book trailer? No.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Stay true to your characters, and never give up.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing? Don’t edit the first draft until it’s complete. Then edit the hell out of it.
Do you write under a pen name? No.
Cats or dogs? Cats, most definitely. (Independent)
Patti Says: Me too - exactly, Independent. I love that.
Where can your readers follow you?
My facebook page: Still working on that.
My Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/kenhoss
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/61707

Is your book in Print, ebook or both? ebook
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me and allowing us a glimpse into your writing word. Patti
PS: Pat the cat for me!

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  1. Thanks, Patti. This was fun to do. Only one nit, the pics aren't showing on the interview. Not a huge thing though.

    As for gifting free books for reviews, I'll get back to you on that. Thanks again, it was fun.

  2. One other small thing, the Cover was the genius of George Arnold, not the title. :) Thanks!

  3. Pics are definetly working on this end. So not sure about why they don't on your end....

    Thanks for doing the interview :)Patti

  4. Hi Patti- thanks for introducing us to new authors.
    I'd like you to consider my work for an upcoming feature. Publications and info are on my website: www.daletphillips.com
    Email: daletphillips@comcast.net

  5. Nice getting to know more about you Ken.



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