Although I’ve never met him in person, I’m sure Kyle D Garrett real.
Or at least I’m sure that his alternate persona is real because he’s narrated my award winning story ‘Hair Dying’ (avaliable on You Tube) as well as ‘The Silencer’ a fan favorite of mine and ‘Going Home’ from the multi-talented D. Marie Prokop (all of which are available in ‘Hair Raising Tales of Horror’ ) on his podcast The Dark Narrative(subscribe on iTunes).
Anyway he’s cool and has way too much going on to be completely fictional. Kyle hails from California and somehow manages to do all that narrating, writes some pretty terrifying stories, all while being an awesome dad and husband.
He might not have any titles under his belt currently, but Mad Girl’s Publishing will have the pleasure of publishing his piece ‘A Madman’s Manifesto’ in the upcoming anthology ‘Hair Raising Tales of Villainous Confessions’ (stay tuned for release dates).
Kyle is sure to have a promising career in the writing world and it has been really cool to be any part of that. So until you can get you hands on a copy of ‘Hair Raising Tales of Villainous Confessions’ the answers to his 20 questions will keep you going.
Twenty Questions With…Kyle D Garrett
- Every writer has that one book that made him or her want to be a writer, what’s yours? It’s hard to say since I started writing at such a young age, but I do remember loving the Fudge books by Judy Blume as well as the Encyclopedia Brown books– those definitely ignited my love for stories
- How old where you when you started writing? Around 6 or 7– I wrote stories about my stuffed animals hehe
- Name four authors that you’d love to have lunch with. Stephen King (of course), Ted Dekker, and (were they still living) Frank Herbert and Ray Bradbury
- What would you eat? Probably burger and fries or steak and potato
- How do you plot out your work? What’s that? Haha, I have a bad habit of just picturing my story in my head completely then trying to write it. It can make for some challenging sessions especially when your typing can’t keep up with your thoughts.
- Do you write in the morning or evening? In the evening.
- Is there music on? Sometimes. I listen to some dark ambient piano by a very talented pianist named Nicolas Gasparini, known as myuu on YouTube.
- What inspired your last story? The one I’m currently writing was the question of what a woman would do to be a mother if she was desperate enough (She can’t have her own children). It goes into some delightfully dark territory.
- Name three books so good you wish you wrote them. Desperation by Stephen King, Thr3e by Ted Dekker, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
- What television shows, movies, or albums do you believe are written well? I believe a lot of the Marvel movies have been well done, as well as the shows on Netflix. I watch a lot of the superhero shows hehe. As far as albums I’m pretty nostalgic and tend to listen to older stuff like Metallica– Load and Reload are two of my favorite albums that I thought were really well done, and I will always love Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park.
- Which actor would you cast in the protagonist role of your most recent piece? I honestly think an unknown would be more fun than a well known actor/actress.
- Which of your pieces was the hardest to write? All of them lol. I am notoriously scatterbrained and have a hard time staying focused, so each piece can be pretty challenging.
- Which was the easiest? Refer to the last question, haha.
- Which of your pieces did readers ‘get’ when they told you their thoughts on it? I have yet to write that kind of piece.
- What are you working on now? Two short stories, and a slew of voice narration projects (I also do voice narration on YouTube).
- What story do you have to write before you die? A fantasy series I’ve been working on since high school. My wife calls it my life’s work.
- What’s your best fan story? My old high school history teacher coming all the way down from Oregon to SoCal to attend the launch party of my first novel. I cried.
- What sentence have you written that you feel encapsulates your style? Still working on that sentence hehe.
- Have you ever based characters off of real people? Almost all the time.
- Who’s your favorite character? I love Paul Atreides from Dune– his tortured conflict of whether or not to accept his destiny definitely kept me drawn in.
You can find out more about the author on Kyle D Garrett’s blog