Introducing Kim Gravell
1.#IndieBookBanter today welcomes Kim Gravell. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.
I’m Kim Gravell and I write paranormal fantasy adventures; stories set in the “real” world with a hefty dose of the supernatural thrown in. I’ve been making up stories ever since I can remember, inspired by folklore, myths and legends from around the world. Since coming to live in Wales I’ve published two paranormal fantasy novels set in a fictionalised version of Llanidloes; my local market town. My favourite writing place is at my desk in front of the woodburner, preferably with a cat stretched out at my feet.
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2. Briefly tell us about your work in progress, what are you planning next?
I’m currently working on the third novel in my Dark Places sequence. It’s a standalone novel but it features the same main characters, picking up their story about eight months after the events of the first two books
3. What was the most unusual source of inspiration for any of your books?
I live in a converted chapel which was originally built for the miners at the local lead mine. Finding out more about the mines and the superstitions of the miners provided me with a wealth of inspiration for my first two books.
4. Who was your favourite character to write about?
I like all of my main characters but my favourite has to be Eldritch. He’s an ambiguous character and definitely not a team player. Sometimes I wonder why the others put up with him.
5. Finally you are invited on a mission to a New World (unfortunately you cannot take any members of your family, friends or pets). Please tell us:-
a) Your favourite fictional character to accompany you?
James Asher; Oxford professor, ex-spy and vampire hunter from Barbara Hambly’s wonderful novel, Immortal Blood. (Re-published as ‘Those who Hunt the Night’). He’d be a good person to have on your side in any situation.
b) Your favourite book?
My favourite book… argh! How can I pick just one? I’ll be sneaky and go for the complete works of Rudyard Kipling.
c) Your favourite song?
The theme from Harry’s Game, by Clannad
d) Your favourite food & drink to take with you (we don’t know what will be available on the New World).
Cheese (very Wallace and Grommit for a trip to a new world!) and my favourite drink is Earl Grey tea.
e) Finally, tell us the one (Yes, that is just ONE) item you cannot live without?
The one item I couldn’t live without would be a book… any book. I like to read in the same way that I like to breathe!
I know excactly what you mean here Kim. I am surprised no one out of the 34 Indie Authors I have so far interviewed has said they would take ALL their favourite books on their kindle (so long as there was some way to charge it up, solar powered maybe?)
Here is are Kim’s books with a short description:-
The Demon’s Call: book 1 of the Dark Places Sequence.
Aidan doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but he has to get up to speed quickly when a demon starts to manifest in the mid-Wales hills.
Child of the Covenant: book 2 of the Dark Places Sequence.
Child of the Covenant: book 2 of the Dark Places Sequence. Aidan and Gwyn form an uneasy alliance with modern-day wizard Eldritch to try to prevent the demon’s manifestation. But someone wants to stop them and this new enemy is willing to kill to succeed.
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