I have author Nathan Burns on today. His book Moment of Kairos was recently published. Glad to have him on to share with all of you about him and on Monday more about the book plus a giveaway. Stay tuned for that right now say hi to Nathan.
Hello. My name is Nathan Joshua Burns, and I’ve recently written and self-published my first novel, Moment of Kairos, a young adult sci-fi / fantasy adventure. I’ve always been interested in writing stories ever since I first got my hands on a computer and realised how easy and fun it was to create entirely new worlds. Like a lot of people I never got around to sitting down and finishing anything substantial until a few months ago, when I decided to just do the legwork and get something finished.
I had a look at a few publishers but I’d always planned to self publish. I write because I enjoy it, and I put a book together because I want it to be available for people to read – what I didn’t want to do was send out a lot of emails and wait several months only to be told I should have self-published all those months before.
Alot of fun. It’s great knowing that I’ve not just created something, but gone the distance in terms of re-reading and editing. It’s nice having the book set in stone so that you can put it down and start on something new.
Just started Sourcery by Terry Pratchett – I seem to be slowly working my way through the Discworld series when I’m not reading anything else.
Favorite books and authors? –
David Eddings is both one of my favourite authors and a big influence on my writing. Both sets of series (Sparhawk and Garion) and The Redemption of Althalus are just brilliant books.
I had a lot of fun writing Moment of Kairos; it’s not quite like any other book I’ve read, which I think (hope) is a good thing. The way it plays out is fairly unique as far as I can tell, but it’s not so different as to not be enjoyable. After all, that’s why I wrote it – because I enjoyed writing it, and because I want other people to enjoy reading it.
And the sequels –
I’m currently writing Arcanus: The Hidden City, which is a direct sequel to Moment of Kairos. After that there will be one more book which will complete the trilogy, and hopefully leave everyone who read it feeling like they want to go back to the beginning and read it again!