Sunday, May 18, 2008

Interview with Kazzie Kennedy *10 Books Given Away!*


Author Pen Name; Kazzie Kennedy

CA: What genre (s) do you write?

KK: Drama / Action / Comedy / Romance / Family / Thought provoking

They are a little of all of the above, ha ha.

CA: Why do you write the stories you write?

KK: I didn’t choose. I guess they are loosely based on the events in my life and the lives of those who have passed by me as I have walked the, at times perilous roadways of my life. I have never sat and plotted a story line nor planned characters there names nor there structure. I just one day sat at the computer and started to put words on a page without thought and before I knew it the words on the page made sense. I would stop every fifty or so pages and acquaint myself with what I had written. I never intended to write a story that would span seven books.

CA: When did you start to write?

KK: When I became ill and bedridden and unable to contribute to my state of well being. I was terrified of losing my mind so my theory was, if I just write about anything my brain will stay active and when, yes, it was never a matter of if, I beat this, it was always a matter of when, I beat this disease, ha ha. I will have my mind in tact. As for where the story began or where it originated from, I say the writing pixies come quietly whispering for reasons as unknown as they are unexplainable, I would get to the computer and just write until I was exhausted. I know this sounds crazy, but it’s all truth I speak.

CA: Who or what was your inspiration for writing?

KK: Pain and illness was what drove me to write and as I look back at the end result, I feel for the first time in my life, my life has been validated. I feel I have left a footprint of worth for those I love, and for those yet to find love I offer hope through my books. You could be anyone of the characters in my books you may know characters like the ones in my books. I think this is what makes my work different.

CA: What was your work schedule like when you were writing?

KK: This is hard to explain without sounding like a complete lunatic. So the only way to describe the way this happened was there must have been these stories bubbling away somewhere down deep with in the fabric of who I am and I sit at a keyboard and for no particular rhyme or reason I hit the keys and out comes a raw story, characters that are vaguely familiar, and then I go back and edit the story into shape. I call this experience a visit from my writing pixies.

CA: Your book is about to be sent into reader world, what one word describes how you feel?

KK: Validated.

CA: What was your biggest challenge in writing your books?

KK: Battling the pain from my illness and the more painful dealings of those with the damn officials who prevented me having some semblance of dignity by allowing me the pain relief that in my case worked.

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

KK: I love visits with my grandchildren, dinners with my husband. I love to listen to music, or watch the ocean at sunset. I love to watch the dogs at play in the park. I really love nothing more than to see the faces of those I love smiling. That is what is real and forever. And the long distance chats between my big sister Connie and me, oh and the phone companies we are making rich, ha ha.

CA: How many books have you written

KK: The titles of all my books are;

1) Time Lies Fate & Family
2) Passion For Justice
3) Madison V Francini
4) Destiny & Divided Loyalties
5) Out Of The Dark
6) No White Flag
7) Full Circle ( one more, no more)

(This is a series. Yet each book has its own beginning, its own story line and ending. Yet if you read the books sequentially the story unfolds and continues. )

The eighth book;
Relic’s OMC
Let Those Who Survive Prosper.

And the work in progress;
Arrogance Of The Unknown Truth.

These two books carry the lives of the main character from the previous books and the trials and tribulations that come with those
lives.




CA: Which is your favorite?

KK: Every time I finish the final edit on which ever might be my latest offering, yes I said edit. (I do my own editing, and have a absolutely amazing final proof reader Noelene) on one of my novels, I say this is my new favourite, ha ha.

CA: Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?

KK: My characters hum lets see, ha ha. Okay lets just say within the realm of the realities of human being’s we all know these characters. We have met them in our day to day lives, not all but many of these very people, you have in your own lives, or at the very least you know someone who has people like these characters in there lives. Or perhaps this is how you would like parts of your life to be. Some are based on real events, some invented based on things I have seen and put away in the files of my memory banks. These characters are in essence a little of you and me and the rich and the poor the weak and the strong. They are based on the you and me we might want to be but never knew how. I guess they are hard to explain really, if I had to I would say that no one character is completely based on the essence of any person living or dead. Perhaps these characters are the best and worst bits of us all rolled into the characters who I believe you will learn to love to hate and those you will love to love and those you will change your opinion of over and over, ha ha.

CA: Do you have any advise for aspiring writers?

KK: YES NEVER GIVE UP **** NEVER ALLOW ANY CRITQUE TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR WORK HAS NO VALUE.

Now, I am not saying your book will go on to become a best seller, nor am I saying every book will hit the New York best sellers list. But what I am saying is, if you accept when you write your book that there is more to finishing your novels or poetry books than just financial gain or public reward, or accolades then your work is already a winner, as the personal pride and the satisfaction that comes with completing such a work is mind and life changing. So never accept anything until you have exhausted every open avenue even if that means self publishing or going with the smaller houses. Never ever give your dreams away.

CA: How can the reader contact you or purchase your books?

KK: My website is being built as we speak and should be operational by months end. With fully secure payment facilities available. Until then you can reach me at

My email address; inmyown_words@hotmail.com ( there is an underscore between the words own and words in the above address)
Or at my space where the website details will be posted. That is myspace.com/kazziekslatestbooks


This is the banner for the second book appears below. All books will be released three months apart. As a one offer promotion for Crystals readers only. Upon request I will give the first ten people the ability to purchase the complete set autographed. The proceeds from those sets I will donate to the charity UNICEF.

Also here in Australia one of my charities is Angel Flight and 95c from each copy of Time Lies Fate & Family sold goes to this service to help outback families arrive safely at life saving medical appointments.

CA: Kazzie! That is an amazing offer that you’re doing for my site only! I do hope we help sell a few more books and make Unicef smile! You’re an amazing woman, still fighting every day and still pounding out these books! I really appreciate you being here with me this week, you interview is very touching and I just love you to pieces!

6 comments:

Zulmara said...

que cool...I loved the interview and the story that you tell about how you came to writing...you are AWSOME...what a beautiful inspiration you are...what a wonderful muse or pixies...visit you...

que te vaya bien...

ADELANTE!!!

Zulmara

Virginia said...

Great interview! I would love to read one of your books.

Anonymous said...

Kazzie Kennedy has captured in her novels a story about attorney Starr Madison who is electric. Her character is beautiful, witty, smart and her life is exciting and intriguing as she solves cases only she can do. Action is superb!

A must read!

dragonrain76 said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Your books sound very intriguing. Can't wait to read them.
I wish you much success in everything you do.

Crystal Adkins said...

Hi Kazzie and everyone! Kazzie is such a sweet and strong woman! *applause*
Crystal

Pete Geary said...

I would recommend anyone who associates with Kazzie Kennedy know that I was scammed by Kazzie who claimed she was down on her luck and in 2010 I lent this woman $4500 she repayed $1000 and then disappeared, she is still selling books and still ignores request to pay the rest back as she knows I am only a pensioner and alos have young children to support, I regard this woman as the con from hell, she told a story of some un believable hard luck and we all felt sorry for her, since I went public about the amount she owes me I have been contacted by 3 others who claim Kazzie did the same to them, I suggest you never borrow money to this thief....