Author Interview: Iain Kelly

I gave an interview recently to fellow blogger and author Laurie Bell on her blog Rambles, Writing and Amusing Musings, talking about writing, reading and my State Trilogy books. Give it a read!

Rambles, writing and amusing musings

Welcome to another episode of Author Interviews… I have a great one today. Please welcome Iain Kelly, author of The State series.

The footpath I am walking along is awfully clean and awfully quiet. In fact, I don’t see anyone around at all. Large buildings tower over me, giant blocky shapes like a long white Lego wall. They make housing units out of modules these days. It’s a sign of what is to come. Buzzing sounds in the distance and in seconds a drone is hovering over me. I keep my head down, eyes pinned to the pavement. Don’t look, don’t draw attention to yourself. The drone zooms off and I can breathe easier.


I look into the shadows of a nearby alley. Oh, there is my contact.

Hi Iain… thank you so much for agreeing to participate in my latest Author Interview. Welcome! First up, tell us a…

View original post 1,884 more words

10 responses to “Author Interview: Iain Kelly”

  1. Wonderful ! Should catch up with your books . Poirot stories , famous five I used to read a lot too ! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, do check out my books if you get the chance! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I loved your interview…
    Alexandre Dumas is my top pick – Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo.
    It’s so interesting to know you drew on your personal experiences (you mentioned your twins and one of your children having diabetes) in your writing. I found that when I started to draw on the challenges I had experienced, they changed my writing.

    Your advice that writers ought to write for the enjoyment, the fulfillment is so important. Some of my friends have told me they want to write a novel, that they have a story to tell, but I don;t think they comprehend that money cannot be a motivation. The reality is after all the effort, if a writer is motivated by wanting to make money, the response may be demoralising. But writing as an outlet for a vivid imagination, a mind and heart full of concepts, questions, emotions and passion is a very different matter.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for reading! It would be nice if there was some more money, but in reality not many writers ever make that much. I do like that there are people all over the world that are reading my stories, even just a few makes it worthwhile.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Good questions, great answers! Maybe I’ll try that impulse thing, But I get scared when I can’t see down the road at least a little bit.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think it depends how much you like rewriting and editing, I enjoy that as much as writing the first draft, so I’m happy to just plough ahead knowing I can fix anything that doesn’t make sense later on. Thanks for reading Eugenia 🙂


      1. I love revision, maybe too much. I find it hard to not stop and polish after each page. Which is why I’ve always had a road map to keep me on track. I’m afraid without one, I would end up with a thousand pages and no real story 😄

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Congratulations, Iain! Great interview!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: