Title: The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi
Volume I: Homecoming
Author: Kelvyn Fernandes
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
About the Book:
Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles.
“She emerged within a dark sea of green, shielding her eyes against the crescent moon’s pale blaze. The twinkling stars hummed softly, discordant against the chattering birds below. The lush leaves rippled in the breeze, tempting Fi to dip her toes in for a swim. The wind blew at her back and she turned east to face it. The fresh air carried the salty spray of the Shimmering Sea. Although she could not see it, she knew it was right there. Her ears caught the distant waves crashing against the shore. One last step. She thought.”
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Mini Author Interview:
1. Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?
I graduated McMaster University with a Bachelors in Biochemistry and I use the lessons I learned there to fuel the magic system in my fantasy world. My favourite activities include back-country canoeing in Algonquin Park and travelling with friends. I love taking new places I visit and new people I meet and incorporating them into my writing.
I’ve always been inspired by storytellers. Whenever I ingest media I’m constantly considering “Why did they present it like this? How would I have done it differently?” And writing is my way of telling a story the best way I think it should be told. I’ve always had an active imagination, with some fantastical scenario or far-off adventure playing in the back of my mind. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi is the one story I couldn’t keep for myself and wanted to share with the world.
2. Do you have a favourite time when you write?
I love writing well into the night. I find the words just flow in the dead silence and distractions are few. It’s not uncommon for me to start a writing session at midnight and go for few hours. Unfortunately this is an impossible schedule to keep when trying to live a normal adult life, so I try my hardest to find inspiration during the day too!
3. Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?
I definitely just let the story take me wherever it wants. During the planning phase, I brainstorm all kinds of ideas over weeks and months and then fit those thoughts into a coherent outline. Then during the writing phase, I do my best to stick to that outline, but my characters often take me on their own detours or decide to spark a conversation that can go on for a few pages. It’s always good to have a plan, but that plan needs to be malleable to your whims.
4. What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?
My books are a fantasy adventure. Magic and monsters. Fantastical settings and deep bonds. It’s the stuff I always loved growing up and I was excited to tackle the genre in my own unique way. That being said, its important to derive inspiration from all walks of life. I enjoy reading mysteries, thrillers, biographies, histories, etc. I find it’s useful to enhance my palate and consider and incorporate ideas I never would have come across otherwise.
5. What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?
Just write! Seriously, you’ll never know whether you’re any good at it until you find out. If you’re unsure or embarrassed, keep your writing to yourself or share it anonymously. But when you’re ready, show it to your friends and family and ask for their input. You need to have confidence in your work in order for it to succeed. Also, don’t just blindly take advice if it doesn’t fit your style. Go against conventions! Who cares? Do what you want in the way that you want to do it, and your passion will drive you forward!
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