Kuel does it again with some great flash fiction and poetry. Her work makes you think, is something really hiding in the dark and even in the deep recesses of your mind. Kuehl will show her readers fan base that she does poetry as well as flash fiction. These flash fiction stories will be enjoyed by all, the one for me as a reader that stuck out the most was the story of the pet who tries to make his escape. When you can put yourself as a writer into an animals shoes then you can accomplish many things and Kuehl does it with success and talent. This book will make you think about many things as you follow the characters on the journey while the poetry will entertain you. A definite winner to add to any writers and readers shelves who love flash fiction and poetry.
Far and Away
Filled with over 30 previously published poems and flash fiction pieces and 10 works that have never seen the light of day, Far and Away takes readers into a world of possibilities. Join a bride on her wedding day where all isn’t as happy as it seems. See life through the eyes of a beloved pet as he tries to make the great escape. What is hiding in the dark?
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
Well, I’m a stay at home mom from Charleston, SC who writes paranormal romance. When I’m not chasing my two year old monster around the house, I can be found gardening, clipping coupons (my newest addiction!) or plotting my next paranormal adventure.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Far and Away took years to write. Stories, like “Hidden,” I wrote back in 2001. In 2007, when I started to take my writing seriously, I started out writing flash fiction and the occasional poem before moving up to short stories and novels. Far and Away is a collection of over 30 previously published poems and flash fiction pieces and 12 works that have never seen the light of day. Far and Away takes readers into a world of possibilities. Join a bride on her wedding day where all isn’t as happy as it seems. See life through the eyes of a beloved pet as he tries to make the great escape. What is hiding in the dark? Includes award winners such as “Miscommunication” and “Beauty is the Beast.”
Genre: paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, romance, contemporary.
How do you create your characters?
Many times my characters will pop into my head, mostly formed. I’ll know their names, what they look like, and why type of supernatural creature they are. I’ll also know some of their back story. But when I start to write, other details will unfold.
What inspires you to write?
Everything! Music, my son, people on the street, or even things I see on TV. I’ll hear or see something and my Muse will take off!
What do you like to read?
I like reading the same genres that I write; paranormal romance or high fantasy. Right now I’m reading Switched by Amanda Hocking. So far it’s alright, but I’m hoping that it’ll start to pick up soon.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Never ever give up! Work hard and keep trying. It’s a long, hard road to finish writing a book and getting it published, but all that work is worth it in the end.
Anything else you’d like to share?
2011 is a busy year for me. I have several books and stories slated for release. On August 7, Dream Lover will be released from Eternal Press. “Raising the Dead” will be in the October issue of Aoife’s Kiss. In December, MuseItUp Publishing will publish my short story At All Costs. Epiphany will be published by Decadent Publishing sometime this year as well, but I don’t have the actual date yet. “Into the Dark” will be in Ruby Red Cravings, also due out sometimes this year.
Also my website is http://www.heatherkuehl.com and my blog is http://heatherkuehl.blogspot.com. My Facebook fan page is at http://www.facebook.com/Author.Heather.Kuehl and my Twitter is @heatherkuehl.
Heather Kuehl Buy Links
Fade to Black (Sarah Vargas Book 1)
Malevolent Dead (Sarah Vargas Book 2)
Blood Moon (Sarah Vargas Book 3)
Promises to Keep
Through the Rosebush
Free Read – Struck by Beauty
Far and Away.
Heather Kuehl Coming Soon
Dream Lover. Eternal Press, August 7, 2011
“Raising the Dead.” Aoife’s Kiss, October 2011.
At All Costs. MuseItUp Publishing, December 2011.
Epiphany. Decadent Publishing, TBA.
“Into the Dark.” Ruby Red Cravings, TBA.