Interview With Author Nathan Kingsly

# Please introduce yourself and your book(s)!

My name is Nathan Kingsly and I am a new male romance author whose debut novel won The Most Anticipated Read of 2021 from the Redheads Book Blog & Nominated for the April 2021 Most Anticipated Romance Book Releases on Goodreads.com.

I am ever the gentleman with the predilection for watching Sci Fi, getting hooked on one song at a time, and sitting on my porch drinking coffee with a good book. I’m dedicated to creating happy endings – because life doesn’t guarantee them.

You can follow me through any of the links from my FlowPage: https://flow.page/authornathankingsly

Delayed is the title I chose for my book. It is a romance suspense, and if you ask it’s readers it has everything in between.

You can check out the blurb and the cover here: https://www.amazon.com/Delayed-Nathan-Kingsly-ebook/dp/B0933GZK5S/

# What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)?

Delayed really kicks off in an airport. I happened to be sitting in an airport myself when the idea struck me. A woman looked across the terminal at me, and for a moment there was an electricity between us, a connection I couldn’t put to name. I think about that moment sometimes, what could have happened if I had gotten up to introduce myself, or even, what if we were forced together by some unforeseen circumstance (Delayed book trailer on Youtube).

# What inspires/inspired your creativity?

You can find inspiration anywhere, and I do often. It happens in an instant, and I rarely have a pen near paper to write it on. How fortunate I was born in a digital age.

# How do you deal with creative block?

I generally work on more than one project at a time. If I am blocked on one, I can switch to another.

# What are the biggest mistakes you can make in a book?

I’m not convinced there is such a thing. Mistakes that seem clear to you may seem brilliant to others. Writing a book is not unlike any other form of creative expression. We are to express, tell our story, push our creativity to the limits, and it’s the readers job to interpret that as they may. We can not control them, just as they do not control our pen. You can’t make everyone happy with your words.

# Do you have tips on choosing titles and covers?

Choosing my title was actually the easiest part for me. I had a story in mind, and I happened to have a friend already that makes covers. Author K.M. Keeton at https://www.facebook.com/KBookDesigns helped me create a cover that was trying to come together in my head. She took the pieces and put them into place.

# How do bad reviews and negative feedback affect you and how do you deal with them?

I’ve been fortunate thus far on that front. Delayed has been overall well received. However, there is one that stated ‘was unable to finish’. As I said above in answer to a previous question, ‘You can’t make everyone happy with your words.’ Everyone has different tastes, and we have to accept those differences.

On the occasion a reviewer will speak to me about their review, I treat it as a learning experience. We can not hope to become better if we stay the same.

# How has your creation process improved over time?

I’ve only begun my journey as a writer, so I’m afraid I do not have much to offer on the subject. However, I can suggest you never limit yourself to someone else’s suggestion of how to create. Your process will develop with you, change with you, and you will create how you were meant to.

# What were the best, worst and most surprising things you encountered during the entire process of completing your book(s)?

The best part was finally publishing. Seeing my book in people’s hands, it’s a proud moment you can’t be replicated.

The worst was jumping the gun on the publishing process. I published the paperback first, planning to purchase a few copies of the book to sell before the ebook went live. I updated an earlier version of my book, which caused several issues. If I could do it over again, I would have been more patient with the process, and myself.

Lastly, the most surprising was the help I received from my fellow indie authors. They helped me discover secrets that no one writes about. Services that are free that few take advantage of. It’s amazing of all the information that is out there, and those that I have made friends with share it freely. It’s an incredible community.

Most importantly the readers that supported me even before I published was outstandingly surprising. I had almost nothing to share with them, and still they came. Among some of them I collected an excellent Street team made of some amazing women that keep me in front of new readers, and keep me on track.

# What are your plans for future books?

I have three projects in the works presently.

One that most of my readers already know about is my part in the Merciless Few MC Anthology, which will be coming in January 2022.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0918L8GJX/.

All proceeds from this anthology are going to Bikers Against Child Abuse/B.A.C.A

The other two projects I’m not yet to reveal. However, I am on pinterest, and have created boards for these projects to give readers a sense of their direction. https://www.pinterest.com/AuthorNathanKingsly/_created/

# Tell us some quirky facts about yourself

I’m the only one in my family with blue eyes.