August 09, 2017

#CQWeek2017: Interview: @KFentonmiller #Giveaway #Interview @CuriosityQuills

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Where can readers follow you?
Web: www.keithfentonmiller.com
Twitter: @KFentonmiller
Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.Keith.Fentonmiller
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/15702257.Keith_Fentonmiller

What is your name, where were you born, and where do you live now?
I’m Keith Fentonmiller. I was born at a Naval Hospital in Illinois. At least, that’s what I’ve been told; my recollection of the incident is quite foggy. I grew up in the Detroit area, went to school in Ann Arbor, and now live in Kensington, Maryland.

Do you work another job as well as your writing work?
I’m a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. My primary focus is challenging deceptive advertisements for non-drug health products and services. Both my day job and my writing require me to grapple with fictional claims. For my job, I analyze and debunk ridiculous claims. For my writing, I concoct ridiculous claims of my own.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Life Indigo, Book One: Kasper M├╝tzenmacher’s Cursed Hat came out in March. Here’s a 19-word summary: Cursed hatmakers threatened by a veil-wearing Nazi must get back Hermes’ fabled “wishing hat” and teleport out of Germany.

Who is your publisher, or do you self-publish?
My publisher is Curiosity Quills Press.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
Book Two of the Life Indigo series is in the works. I expect to have it polished and ready for my publisher’s review in the fall, with any eye on a late 2018 release.

What genre would you place your books into?
Magical realism

Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them—i.e., your partner, children, friends, reviewers you know?
My wife, Laura, is always my first and most important reader. She is well-read and keeps it real when I run too far afield with plot, character, or feeble attempts at humor. After my manuscript passes the “wife test,” I send my work to the incredibly talented developmental editor, Julie Miesionczek. After that, Lisa Gus at Curiosity Quills and other in-house editors provide their insights. Although my name is on the book cover, it really takes a village to craft the final product.

Do you basic plot/plan for your book before you actually begin writing it out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
A bit of both. I initially plot out the book in great detail, but I do not stay wedded to the outline. I use it as a guidepost to write toward, understanding that I will head in many different directions in the creative process. Writing is necessarily iterative. The story is constantly growing, developing, and evolving. The outline is like a detailed statement of conscious intent. My subconscious mind doesn’t reveal how it will execute that intent until I actually put fingers to keyboard.

Which do you prefer, Paperback/Hardback or E-book?
I much prefer ebooks because I can supersize the words—as in top-line-of-the-eye-chart huge. Children’s board books have more words on a page than a page on my Kindle.
 
Keith R Fentonmiller
Author of Kasper M├╝tzenmacher's Cursed Hat 
www.keithfentonmiller.com




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