Cameron is in a state of panic because our visitor today is originally from Jamaica and sent word he likes “Sorrel” which is a drink. We love to give guests their favourites! We searched around and found the recipe, so let’s welcome Kevin Allen
Let’s start with your books – do you write under just one name or several? How many genres do you cover? How much have you had published including anthologies etc?
I’m a rookie-ish, so I’m still on one name. I think I should start using about two soon. (a) I’ve covered about five genres so far; Poetry, erotica, romance, thriller / suspense, and self-help, I think in the future it may be scifi. Anthologies… I’d say between 11 and 12 titles. Actually published one last month, one this month, and hopefully another next month depending on the writing and editing.
Impressive. How long have you been writing professionally?
Since 2012 really, ok fine, 2012 was my attempt. The end of 2014 is when I think I released a professionally written novel. I used to write poetry. My first attempt was in the 90s, I wrote a screenplay and then stopped. In 2012 I decided I wanted to write and publish, so I started my learning process.
What was your first published work? Short story, magazine article, poem?
My first publication is, Into the Vein: Revelation and Revealer. Work in progress as I am now rewriting it and editing it to make it better. At over 500 pages… definitely a full novel. Scifi
What are your ambitions / hopes for your writing career?
To someday show how great the human potential is through words.
Now on to you, the author. Where do you live and with whom? Describe a perfect day at home for me.
I currently live in Western Massachusetts. I have my daughter some weekends and some weekdays. Perfect day at home – 24 hours writing or a long, drawn-out conversation with my daughter (there are many of those).
Oh yes, can’t escape work for some reason. Techy
Outside of writing and any other work, what is your main passion (greatest pleasures?)
Oh yes! Put it there, pal – me too! Tell me two or three interesting facts about you that I haven’t asked.
I paint, I write poetry, and I love things that make me laugh.
And again, high-five – I’m a laughter addict. Finally and most importantly – Bio and links please. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to host you again soon when you have another book release.
Bio: Kevin Allen was born and raised on the Island of Jamaica and migrated to the United States at the age of ten. First dabbling in poetry by the age of fourteen, and then writing and the arts, and research and life. Allen first published in 2012. Has since spent time learning the finer points of writing for better story crafting. Kevin Allen had several titles published and sold on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other online retailers.
- (Web) http://authorkevinallen.com
- (blog) http://alphauthor.wordpress.com
- (Amazon author) http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Allen/e/B006KZ5OIW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
- (Smashwords) https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/metawriter
- @metawriter on twitter