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Interview with K.A. Hambly

Kelly

Greetings dear reader. Cuddly Kenny here.

You join me bobbing up and down somewhere in the Atlantic. I'm on a ship enjoying a meal and about to interview my talented young writing friend K.A. Hambly. Kelly, with whom I've just published another of my Twisted Tales, number five in the series, is a lovely young lady. Very talented and I see her going far.

"Slaying The Dragon" a dark tale indeed about a troubled married couple that go on a cruise from hell to see the Komodo Dragons.
I can't say too much, you'll have to read it, but there will be blood.

http://amzn.to/16mPe7N

Me and the lovely Kelly have met up on a boat to do my interview. We are sat in the expensive looking restaurant. Mind you service seems unusually slow on this onboard restaurant. Not a soul about in fact. It seems strange some of that food has been left half eaten, they must have some very tardy bus boys.

KAH: Yes, it’s very strange Ken. It’s eerie quiet, just how I like it.

KG: Thank you for joining me my ship mate. May I say you look simply stunning in that long low cut black dress. Like a young Morticia Adams.

KAH: Thank you. Very kind of you to say so.

KG: Do you always dress for dinner? I sometimes undress, I find it saves me a fortune in dry cleaning.

KAH: Normally I would wear a dress, or an apron to protect against the splattering of blood.

KG: What do you feel comfortable writing in? For example, do you ever write in the nude? I used to until I was banned from my local library.

KAH: I’m comfortable in black, and I don’t think nude is ideal when typing by the window as I do haha.

KG: Coming from Wales this might sound a silly question but do you believe in dragons?

KAH: Absolutely. My family say they live with one. But I am not that bad honest.

KG: If you could breath fire, who, or what would you burn to a crisp and why?

KAH: All of One Direction. Because I am fed up of hearing my daughter talk about them.

KG: So, no direction. I went on a world cruise once, never again. I'd like to go somewhere different though.
Have you ever been on a world cruise? Where would you go and why?

KAH: Never been on a cruise, but if I had a chance to go on one I would definitely love to see Finland and Norway. I prefer the cold. Somehow, I don’t think I’d look right basking in the sun. Not good for my pale complexion you know.

KG: Would you not go to Indonesia to see the Komodo Dragons?

KAH: I would yes, because what I have learned about them from researching this story, they are very fascinating creatures. But, I don’t think I’d like to get too close, thanks.

KG: You wouldn't feed them?

KAH: No way.

KG: Horror and vampires in particular are featured a lot in your books. What first
attracted you to
horror?

KAH: I wouldn’t say attracted to be honest, I was very much into Vampires when I was a teen. I have seen the Lost Boys more times than I care to remember. You see, I was never the girly type, (think Wednesday Addams lol) and when I discovered all the great 80’s Goth/punk bands like the Sisters of Mercy, Fields of Nephilim, The Cramps, I felt a connection, and from that, I became interested in horror. It seemed like a natural progression. And writing horror, whether gory horror or subtle horror, you can let your imagination go wild. There are no limitations. But, I didn’t have any plans to become a writer until I wrote my dissertation on Dracula, and to this day, he remains my absolute favourite character.

KG: Interesting, I always found him a bit of a sucker! Where do you enjoy doing your writing the most?

KAH: I normally write on my PC, which is in my living room. It’s not really ideal as it’s pretty noisy with the kids but at the moment I don’t have much choice.

KG: Do you have nightmares? If so what are the scariest ones?

KAH: Rarely get nightmares, but when I do, it’s always the ghost type ones.

KG: I've seen a lot of your writing. You write great dialogue and paint great images. Have you ever thought about writing a movie script?

KAH: Thank you. That is one of my dreams. Actually, I annoy my friends on a daily basis about wanting to write a movie or have one of my stories turned into one. I think they are bored of listening to me now, but I think it’s good to have dreams, whether they are achievable or not. When I do write I see the story in my head played out as a movie first then I will try to find a way to convey what I see into words. In fact, I think the novella I am writing now would be a great candidate to be turned into a screenplay. I would like to try my hand at that one day.

KG: I agree, you have a movie makers third eye for sure. Could you see Slaying The Dragon being a short film?

KAH: Most definitely. I think you should do something about that, Ken.

KG: Well the thought of filming on a luxury cruise liner sounds like hell doesn't it?

KAH: Quite.

KG: What books or projects do you have in the pipeline?

KAH: On my PC I have about 14 works in progress. Yeah, that’s a lot, but that’s me, I have so many ideas I just got to get them down on paper or whatever before they do my head in. But at the moment I am only concentrating on one, and that’s the novella I am working on with little old you, It’s called The Town Halloween Forgot. I'm really excited about this project though because the story is fab and it's scary and a roller coaster. Oh, and I get to work with a movie leg end like you.

KG: Now, most important question my dear. are you ready to eat?
What's your favourite dish? After me that is...

KAH: Yep, I’m ravenous. Could do with some steak. But it seems we have to get our food ourselves. There is still no one else on-board. Weird.

KG: Yes, have you noticed my dear the boat seems to be just aimlessly drifting?

KAH: It is indeed.

KG: Where's the waiter?
At this point the brave Kelly went to the window.

KAH: Looks like they are tucked up for the night in the dragon’s belly, Ken.

KG: Sounds a totally whiz bang idea to me. Do you want to be on top or bottom?

KAH: Top or bottom?

KG: Bunk my dear, you don't mind a bunk up?

KAH: Kenny, behave. I believe we are on the Marie Celeste "How do we get off?"

KG Now that's a silly question. I said with a knowing wink as I picked up a half empty wine bottle.

If you get this message and read it. Do go to download Kensington Gore's Slaying The Dragon http://amzn.to/15FYAyQ

And do send more wine to the Marie Celeste. Somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, do try to see it from my angle.

TTFN Kensington Gore

Slaying The Dragon Master

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