About Jeffrey Kippel:
My name is Jeffrey Kippel and I am the author of the book The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand. It’s a blend Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python, Family Guy with some Star Wars thrown in.
I am also an Ambassador for the rethinkFIT initiative which is all about spreading the message that being FIT goes beyond just strength and appearance, that it also includes mental, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and functional health too… and one of the ways I do this by being a mentoring & coaching people want to empower others to love better how they think, feel, act, look and dream.
My book helps to spread the message too as it is also about escapism, self discovery and growth, with a bunch of laugh out loud moments in between.
Search “Serbinand” on Amazon & Kindle and Audible & you’ll find The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand.
What inspires you to write?
To tell the story.
To expand both my imagination and the readers.
To make someone laugh & have fun!
To empower and spread a message.
I got inspired right from the start from reading the book Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It was funny, silly and expanded my imagination. After that series was over, I wanted those fun journeys to continue so I decided to write my own! That is how The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand came to be.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Douglas Adams – wit, silliness and imagination
Stephen King – storytelling ability and “hooks”
J.K. Rowling – imagination and “grit” to get it published
I read everything from empowerment to sci-fi, from horror to the classics. I think it is important to experience different genres and styles.
Tell us about your writing process.
I really enjoy going with the flow and writing as the inspiration comes in. In this way I am acting as the vehicle to tell the story that my imagination “downloaded”. The evolution of the characters also seemed to take on its own life and I allowed myself not to be attached to the outcome of where that was going. So I really believe in following that creative flow.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Ya, and my book they talked back… well, actually, they went further that that! They ganged up on me and went on strike. Took quite a few pages to get that one settled 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
Dream Big and follow through. The feeling of having completed the project – the writing, editing, re-editing, re-editing, typesetting, proofing, cover design, and getting it actually published is a huge process. And once complete… ahhhh…. what a great feeling! #proudMEmoment for sure!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self publish through Amazon, Kindle and Audible. It what I was drawn to. There was a learning curve, and then once I understood the “how” it made it easy to make updates on the go. New cover, story edits, pricing changes, etc.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there is a lot more movement towards audiobooks and I think those are going to become more of a “production”. People that love to hold and feel a book will still be out there!
What genres do you write?: comedy, sci-fi
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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