Check out this author spotlight for post-apocalyptic fiction writer Scott Kimak!
You can find all the links for where to find him furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
I’m a history teacher and Kung Fu master. I came up with the story “I call him – HIM” when I was a teenager, but I failed miserably to put pen to paper. It took nearly forty years to make a second attempt. This time the words flowed unrestrained. I live in Harlingen Texas with my family and five obnoxious pets.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these (or more!) and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
Spring or autumn. I live in southern Texas so it’s basically the same thing – gorgeous weather.
Morning or evening?
Definitely evening. I’m very grumpy in the morning.
Witches or wizards?
Wizards. Sorry if I offend the Harry Potter fans, but I’ve always looked at witches as evil. Maybe it comes from watching the Wizard of Oz when I was young.
Ninjas or pirates?
It has to be Ninjas. I’ve studied the martial arts why entire life, so I’ve always been fascinated by Ninjas, Monks, and Samurai.
Plotter or pantser?
I’m more of a pantser. I’ll create a skeleton of the story, but once I start writing, I feel myself become the character. Once this happens, then the character takes over and pull me in all kinds of different directions.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
I’ve read many different types of books, but the trope that calls to me most is the reluctant hero. Someone that has problems to overcome and doesn’t necessarily want to be the hero but realizes that he/she must become them.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write post-apocalyptic fiction. I am currently finishing the “I call him HIM” trilogy. Book two comes out May 6th and hopefully book three will be out by the end of the summer. After that I plan a prequel and several solo novels for some of the supporting characters.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My most recent release is “I call him HIM”.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior and his family are driven underground, fighting for their very survival.
When they do emerge, the futuristic planet they discover is very different from the one they left behind. Ruled by an evil presence which dominates and controls what is left of mankind, Earth has been reduced to a violent place of darkness, grief and destruction.
I call him HIM follows the journey of this unnamed warrior as he loses both his family and his mind. As he hits rock bottom, all he can think of is his insatiable yearning for revenge until he meets a young girl called Angelica who shows him the true power of faith. Her youth, innocence and strength of character reminds him of everything he has lost and the things which really matter.
But as the armies of the world rise up for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, can Angelica help him regain his sanity and rediscover himself before it is too late?
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6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
Much of my book is about the struggle between good and evil. I believe this came from my upbringing when I attended a Catholic school. We constantly heard the stories about the battle between good and evil, so I believe that is what inspired me to write the book but add a modern twist. As far as inspiration, I have several that come to mind. Books like the Stand, The Road, and any other post-apocalyptic novels. The movie the book of Eli or the television show the Punisher. For battle scenes, my favourite author is R.A. Salvatore.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
I need absolute silence. I lock myself in a quiet room and feel myself drift away into another world.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to become an author, what would it be?
Learn more about marketing and build a larger following before you launch your first book.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!