Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have been interested in writing from a young age. When I was eight the two jobs highest on my list when people asked me were author and astrophysicist. Well, one down.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Two Lies and a Diamond is a YA Contemporary novel about the criminal underground in Dublin. It stars a young thief, Aisling Connolly, and her adventures stealing from Europe's elite. I was inspired to write about Aisling because I love antiheroes, and I think that the more stories there are staring women, the better.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to write my first draft on a laptop. I like to think it's because I'm saving paper, but in reality my spelling is ghjk.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Harry Potter, of course, as well as some oldies such as Lewis Carol and C.S. Lewis.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a fantasy book with a flexible definition of magic. I'm very excited about this new project and hope to finish the first draft in a month or two. For current updates, see my website.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I quite like having the autonomy to control my own website. Self promotion has always been a struggle for me, but this is a tool I really appreciate.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Use less adverbs.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Use less adverbs.
What are you reading now?
H.P. Lovecraft, thrilling stories best read after dark. With apples.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing! While kind of obvious, this is the most important thing for an author to do.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Author Websites and Profiles
Hazel Kevlihan Website
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