Today we are talking with Patrick D. Kaiser about his creative process. Patrick D. Kaiser is the author of the Crimson Minds Trilogy, Frost, and more!
Patrick D. Kaiser is the author of Catch the Moment, Colors of the Heart, The Light Before We Land, and the freshly completed Crimson Minds Trilogy. The upcoming first book: Frost – In his new series: The Death-Bringer Chronicles will be released in September 2020.
Having Asperger’s Syndrome as well as Tourettes doesn’t slow Patrick down in the slightest. His work ethic and positive attitude are infectious according to those in his life. His positivity can especially be seen in his writing; despite using heavier subjects in his books, he addresses them with a light that’s rarely found in fiction these days, resulting in a profound balance of entertaining and thought provoking content that tugs at the heart strings.
His various books are written in a curious, yet engaging style that is difficult to put down. Patrick’s vision is to turn the idea of the traditional verse novel on it’s head & to break new ground, creating something uniquely delicious, all it’s own.
So let’s get into the questions!
First, tell us about your book!
Frost is about a young magical thief who get framed for murder. He teams up with Jack Frost and tangles with the magical FBI and The magical criminal underworld. It is a thriller written in verse.
How did you come up with this idea? What inspired you?
Years ago me and a friend had an inside joke about helping the cops hunt down the criminal Jack Frost. Don’t really remember how it even started. But it stuck with me and this book is the result.
Tell us a little bit about your main character(s). Were you inspired by anyone particular when writing them?
I just used the typical tactics on writing a compelling character. Relatable, mysterious, proactive, & a likable person.
What about your setting? What inspired you to choose where the story took place?
I just like the thought of Paris as a home base for a global crime fighting organization.
Obviously, stories change from their initial inception. How has your story changed while working on it?
It originally started as a high school romance.
What is your writing process like?
I usually start with a chapter title and an idea of where I’m going. Then I write what feels right.
What part of the writing process do you enjoy the most?
Discovering parts of the story I didn’t anticipate.
What was the most difficult part in writing your book? How did you overcome it?
Probably being brave enough to go through with writing Verse Thrillers against everyone telling me it wouldn’t work.
Now let’s talk personal inspiration: did anyone or anything inspire you to be a writer?
The author of Eragon – Christopher Paolini. He was 15 when he wrote it. Learning that that was an option made the decision for me.
Finally, do you have any words of inspiration or tips to new authors?
Trust your instincts. Never let someone tell you it won’t work. If you have an idea you can make it work.
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