Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kaleb Nation Interview

* I have done these reviews/interviews on my other blog, but I will still post them here. *

This post is from September 1, 2009.

> What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

I think my favorite part about being a writer is the fact that I can create worlds and characters, and people all over the planet can actually go into a bookstore and discover them. The world of Bran Hambric has been almost exclusively my own for six years now, and suddenly lots of people know about it!

> Do you have any writing routines - i.e. listening to a particular CD or munching on a certain snack while writing?

When I write, I am almost always listening to movie soundtracks. My favorite composers are Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman and David Newman -- and I especially enjoy the Lemony Snicket movie soundtrack. Movie music helps me imagine things!

> How has your life changed since you began writing Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse?

Not long ago, I packed up all of my things and moved to California, which is something I've dreamed of for many, many years. On the way, I suddenly realized that I was literally moving to another state to become a full time writer! It was something that I hadn't really processed before. So writing has certainly helped me accomplish many dreams other than being published!

> If you could go back in time to when you first began writing Bran Hambric, what would you tell yourself?

Don't worry Kaleb: all this hard work will be worth it a few years from now!

> What do you like to do in your spare time when you're not writing, blogging, and etcetera?

I really like to make videos for Youtube! When I'm not doing that, I go to movies with friends or just drive around this new city. I also love to do some amateur photography when I have free time.

> How does the fandom affect your everyday life?

I'm not exactly sure how much it affects my daily life, besides answering emails and meeting people and keeping up with fan websites like yours! I try to interact with people who enjoy my writing as much as I can -- one of the big reasons I got a Twitter!

> If you weren't a writer, what would you be and why?

I think if I wasn't a writer, I think I would be a radio show host. I really enjoyed doing that, and it would be great to have a call-in show!