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In the Booth with Ruth – Rachel Kennedy, Author

Rachel Kennedy

What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?

I would say that my biggest inspiration was definitely my gran. She loved writing herself and liked nothing more than to settle down with a good book. I remember, even at a very young age, sitting at the computer with her as she typed out my stories while I narrated them to her. She was extremely supportive and always encouraged me to write.

“I Know You” is my first book, although I have started many others before now; I’ve just never got around to completing them.

How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?

Well, I began “I Know You” in the summer of 2013. At first I aimed to write at least 500 words a day, but it ended up being closer to 1000, if not more, and it came along at a good pace. It can be quite difficult to fit in around everyday life; work, children etc., and it’s so easy to get distracted. I just try to discipline myself, find a time when I can sit down and churn out 1000 words or so. I find it quite therapeutic to work at night.

In which genre do you most enjoy writing?

I think I’m definitely most comfortable writing in the YA/fantasy genre, although at some point I would like to have a go at something a little different. I have a few ideas!

What draws you to write in that genre?

I’d say it’s a case of sticking to what you know, subjects you can relate to. I read a lot of YA fiction and I love anything that falls into the fantasy genre. I like reading books by authors such as Lauren Kate and Kelley Armstrong – I always enjoy them. I guess I’ve written a book that I would buy myself.

Can you tell me about your current project(s)? 

I’m currently working on a new project, nothing to do with “I Know You”, provisionally entitled “Charley Chambers”. I’ve also begun thinking up ideas for a sequel to “I Know You”, although it’s still very early days. I’m looking forward to it. 

What are your writing plans for the future? 

I have so many books in my head that I want to put down on paper. Hopefully, in time, I might be able to make that happen. For now though, I plan to keep writing. Before anything else, I want to finish “Charley Chambers”, then I can decide what comes next.

Where can people find out more about you? 

You can visit my website: rachelkennedy.ravencrestbooks.com or visit my Twitter page: twitter.com/Books_IKnowYou. I am also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RMKIknowyou.

“I Know You” is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

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About Ruth Jacobs (296 Articles)
Author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life. In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

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