Interview with Stephen Jennison-Smith
author of Kendra
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I have been married for 24 years and we have three children and two grandchildren so far. I have written 12 books, 9 of them published on the Kindle. I like science fiction and used to be a big fan of fantasy.
Do you remember the first story you wrote?
The one I remember is when I was in junior school at the age of nine or ten. We had to write a descriptive story based on a Famous Five tale we had heard previously. The teacher commended me for saying that Timmy the dog walked with, ‘padded footsteps.’
Were you inspired by someone or something?
I had a dream.
What do you like about writing a story?
Being able to finish it and tie up all the loose ends. Or to leave the readers with enough of a mystery to make their heads hurt. It depends what I am writing.
Can you tell us about your book?
Kendra, the Nephilim, is a good half angel who lives in the Bosom of Abraham and teleports to earth and befriends the descendants of Shem and fight in their battles.
How did you come up with the story?
I had a dream, which I wrote in a diary, of a half angel, who looked a bit like
, who lived on a
chunk of rock suspended between heaven and earth. The story has developed from
there for the past five years. Jonathan
What genre best fits for the book?
I call it dark Christian fantasy but it doesn’t sit well in a few of those genres. It is Old Testament at the minute and only dark because it describes the violence and evil in a kind of OT way.
Are you working on something new at the moment?
The seventh book in the Arth series and the second book of Kendra called ‘The Twenty Four’. I also have two other projects that need proof reading and/or illustrating.
Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Which authors inspire you?
I have read ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ as well as Asimov, Michael Moorcock, C.S.Lewis and Alan Moore graphic novels.
Where can people go to read your work?
Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/cm9f5l5
or samples and some shorter finished work on Wattpad http://www.wattpad.com/user/StephenJennisonSmith
Where can people find you on the internet?
Is there anything else you would like to share with your readers?