I’m interviewing Wayne A.D. Kerr, author of MG Paranormal adventure “Monsters and Miracles”. I hope you enjoy the interview.
1) Have you been writing for a long time? What inspired you to start a writing career?
Before I get started, I’d like to say thank you to all the veterans and families of veterans for their service and sacrifices that allow us the freedoms and privileges that we enjoy today. Happy Veteran’s Day!
Two and a half years ago, I decided to try and fulfill the challenging, but lifelong, ambition of writing a book. I set aside three hours a day and began. With the help of great editors, some excellent beta readers and a wonderful cover artist, four books have been published, so far. It has been hard work, but very rewarding at the same time.
2) Is “Monsters and Miracles” your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
“Monsters and Miracles” is the second book that I wrote. Before it, I wrote a crime mystery for adults. In this story, an ex Special Forces soldier and his wife, a retired Interpol agent, help solve a kidnapping. But, not without making a ruthless enemy along the way… “Two for the Show” is currently being edited for print.
3) Why did you choose MG paranormal as genre for your book?
I’ve always loved science fiction and paranormal books, movies and television shows. “The X-Files” is my favorite television series of all time. Xander and Yzzie are the middle grade versions of Mulder and Scully in the “X + Y Files” series.
4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
The best advice that I received as an aspiring writer and would like to pass on is this: complete the story that you are working on before making changes or editing it. It is very tempting to go back and make changes, rewriting and revising, over and over, until the project never gets finished. Get the beginning , middle and end, on paper and then go back and make changes. Everyone writes differently. I often don’t know how the story I’m writing will end, or sometimes what will happen on the next page, but my goal is always to get the whole story written before revising and rewriting.
5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
My nephews (and favorite beta readers) would like me write a sequel to my latest X + Y Files novel “Escape from Area 51”, so I am fleshing out some ideas for a new Xander and Yzzie adventure. Keep reading my friends.
About The Book
Author: Wayne A.D. Kerr
Genre: Middle grade paranormal adventure
Is the local legend of survival truly a miracle?
Why do his mother’s brownies taste so good?
Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Xander Bookman already knows the answer to one of these questions. With the assistance of his adventurous cousin, the seventh grader embarks on a quest to learn the truth about the other two. When Yzzie mysteriously disappears, Xander must find his way through a pitch black labyrinth, face monsters both real and imagined, travel across a strange secret world and get some help from some very unusual new friends to rescue her.
Join Xander and Yzzie on the adventure of a lifetime. The truth defies imagination.
Wayne A D Kerr was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the United States for the past twenty years. When not writing or reading adventure novels, he is most likely hiking, biking or playing tennis.