About Kraig Millar:
Kraig Millar is a inspirational fiction writer. His first novella, Caught Off Balance, was just published in November 2014. Kraig has lived most of his life in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. He now lives on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, engaging in his favorite outdoor activities amongst the splendor along the coast.
The look of shock is expected when I mention that I moved from Colorado to Mississippi. ‘Why would you do that’ is the typical question. So let me explain.
After a job layoff in 2009, Karin and I decided to tour the country in our 26′ travel trailer. We crossed the country, visiting with friends and family along the way. We worked one summer at a campground in West Virginia. We worked a seasonal gig at Amazon.com in Kentucky. Somewhere along the way, we ended up passing through the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. We crossed the bridge over Biloxi Bay and made a right turn into downtown Ocean Springs. We instantly fell in love.
Between the live oak trees, the shops and the various eateries with wonderful music echoing from within, we decided that someday, we would come back and visit.
And that we did. After some time well spent in North Carolina with my parents, Karin and I returned to Ocean Springs. We took whatever jobs we could find at the time, rented a place and began the transition to become one with our surroundings. We immediately fell in love with the place, the people and the environment. We found a geodesic dome which we now call home. And we are here to stay.
Honestly, I do miss Colorado. My kids, Amanda and Joshua are there. We maintain contact with many friends. We’ve made friends here. The weather is wonderful. I do not miss the cold. Southern hospitality exists! And finally, what a difference in the traffic and population!
Karin and I love to write, cycle, kayak and do anything else in tune with the outdoor life.
What inspires you to write?
My passion to entertain is my inspiration. I’m a jokester! I love to laugh and make people join in with me. So if I can put together a story that entertains, then I’m satisfied.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a ‘post-it-note’ person. I’ll keep the little yellow papers around me. If I come up with a scene or idea, it gets written on it and posted to my storyline piece of paper asap. I use my cell phone if I’m away from home and cannot write. I record me thought / thoughts.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
i listen to them. I speak with them. I become them, at times.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Type away and worry about the small stuff later. If I try to correct as I go along, I lose that chain of events that’s occurring in my head, and I may not get it back if I lose focus.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have never written a book before. i don’t take rejection very well. So there ya go. Self-publish 🙂
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Very bright, as long as the fraudulent books can be weeded out.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Young Adult, New Adult, Inspirational
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print