About Kristofor Hellmeister:
I'm an alien–a legal alien. I was born in Canada but have since moved all the way to a small town near Atlanta, GA. I live with my beautiful wife, Kristie, and my son, Maddox. I enjoy reading science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, military fiction, and nonfiction–especially history or leadership focused. When I'm not writing or reading, I am outside taming my backyard, or golfing with my brothers, or going for a run. I am a teacher, but can honestly say that teaching never feels like a job.
What inspires you to write?
I believe stories make a difference. A couple of years ago, I went to an event called TheoEd talks. At the time(2016) there was civil unrest in our nation. One of the speakers was lamenting on how he—a pastor—wasn’t a protestor, or a politician, or a professor so he was uncertain how he could lead change. He concluded that his job was to be the very best pastor that he could be—and by being excellent, he could lead change. I stepped away knowing that as a writer, I tell stories that make a difference. Even if these stories are set in space, or a dystopian future, etc. I can create change. This is what fuels my writing.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
C.S. Lewis, Ayn Rand, Ray Bradbury, Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Brian Jacques
Tell us about your writing process.
I edit during the day and write in the evening when my wife is at work and my toddler is asleep. I do this three times a week, and manage about a chapter or half a chapter a night. I focus first on developing my characters and then I work the plot around my characters. If I get stuck, I outline my way out of my block or I jump around and write the powerful, vivid scenes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All. The. Time.
It's annoying having so many people in my own head!
What advice would you give other writers?
Network. Network. Network. Don’t give up when your first, second, or third book doesn’t sell. Write from your struggles, your failures, your fears and you will never run out of material. Pour everything you have into each story as if it were the only story you had the chance to write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went with Amazon because it is user friendly and helpful in designing your overall work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think readers will return to print books and seek out the authenticity of print materials.
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, YA
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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