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A bit later today, but finally I managed to put together the interview corresponding to this series today. This time we are featuring Kevin Swarbrick, a British author of novels based on his own life. But let's see what he has to say about himself. Enjoy!


Describe yourself
Hi Cinta, first of all let me say thank you for having me on your blog, it’s a real pleasure to be here. My name is Kevin Mark Swarbrick. I am 37 years old and was born in Salford, Manchester, England.  I am hardworking, Loyal, Honest, Trustworthy, Reliable, Patient, Kind, Loving, Generous, Outgoing, Witty, Funny and last but not least charming person, so I am told!

What is your favourite fruit flavour?
My favourite fruit would have to be a Melon as I find them very refreshing.

What is your favourite day of the week?
With being self employed I would have to say Saturday as you’re more than likely guaranteed not to be working on Sunday.

What is your favourite time of the day?
When I arrive home from work and I can concentrate on my writing.

Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m most definitely a night person, some people call me a night owl but I find it’s a lot easier to concentrate whilst writing. I don’t know why but my mind functions a lot better at silly o‘clock.

What is your favourite breakfast meal?
That’s easy! It would have to be a Full English.

Which is your favourite colour and why?
With also being a Decorator there’s a lot of colours out there, so I tend to stick to all the neutral and light colours, creams etc.

What is your most favourite book ever?
To tell you the truth, I haven’t been much of a reader due to my hectic lifestyle; it’s been more of a case of writing invoices and typing estimates and being in the wrong relationships. Since I’ve been writing over the last 2 years I have tried to do a lot more reading. Two authors I have been lucky to come across on my Journey are Charity Parkerson and Dawn Torrens. I enjoyed reading Wicked Sinners and also Amelia’s Story. I am currently between two books at the moment and they are Amelia’s Destiny by Dawn Torrens and The West Wing Script Book by Aaron Sorkin. The best one I would say I have read would be mine as I have never read the same book so many times in my life lol 

What kind of music do you like?
I like anything from Dance to R N B, Soul, Reggae, Rap, pop, pretty much everything really providing it gets my feet tapping.

Which is your favourite genre of films?
I must say I do like my horrors and my comedies but I wouldn’t say I really had a genre.

What is your most favourite place in this Earth?
I would have to say my bed as I get to spend very little time in it and what time I do get to spend in it is heaven.

Which animal would you want to be and why?
That’s Easy! I would have to live up to my star sign. I am a Leo that would make me a lion; I’m king of the jungle, fearless against all and such a lovely animal.

If you could have a luncheon with any 3 people (real or fictitious), who would you choose and why?
First of all I would have to say Cheryl Cole wouldn’t go a miss, we could go for a nice romantic evening and the only Cole that will be on her fire would be me. If I wanted an action packed day I think I would have to stick with Bruce Willis, after all I have always fancied jumping out of planes and the rest. If I wanted a fun day I think hanging around with Michael Mcintyre would be awesome, that guy rules!

If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you ask for?
Peace on Earth, Love to all and a world without poverty.

If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the 5 things that you would want to survive?
I would have to start with some sun tan lotion after all if I am to survive the last thing I want to get, is sun stroke. I would make most of the peace and quiet and the tranquillity; I would need a fishing net and years supply of Snicker chocolate bars (I’m addicted to them). I would also need a axe to cut down trees to make a tent and make a fire.

If you could be anyone, who would it be?
That’s Easy! As Chesney Hawkes would sing (“I am the one and only”) ME!!

What is the one thing you wish you could change in yourself?
I probably would say trust, I do have a lot of trust issues going on under the service.

What is the one thing you wish you could do if given the chance?
Travel the world.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would look out for my close friends and family, I would have plenty of holidays as well as travelling the world, I would make most of time to relax and write.

If you knew this was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
 With the ones I love.

Were you a naughty kid or a nice kid?
 I was a nice kid but I just kept getting in trouble all the time!!

What was the happiest moment in your life?
That’s a tricky question, I have had many great times but receiving your proof copies for your books through the post is a happy time for me.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Maybe by then my life will have taken a turn for the best with many stories out there for the world to enjoy, maybe I will have a family or maybe even a wife, who knows what 5 years can bring, all I can say for sure is that I will continue writing.

What is the weirdest/craziest thing you have ever done?
There are so many you will have to read my stories to know them all. Most of my life has been weird and crazy!

What is your definition of an incredible weekend?
Going away somewhere for the weekend with your loved one and having fun and a fantastic time.

Which is the best holiday you have ever had?
The best holiday I ever have been on is when I went to Kos in Greece with a couple of mates that was a lad’s holiday, I loved it.

Have you got a phobia you want to share?
No not really unless the shop runs out of hair gel!

What makes you angry?
Liars

What do you do when you feel sad?
Try to lose the bad thoughts by getting stuck into my weight training and I try to turn them bad thoughts into positive energy.

Who or what inspires you?
 It’s crazy really what life has mapped out for you, but the main character in my books called Sarah, gave me the main inspiration to write.  It was Sarah who led me on this path.  I don’t want to say too much as it would spoil the story for you, but for me, with the way my life was with all its ups and downs, this character along with true friends gave me the drive to make this journey possible.

Congratulations! Now you can freely rant about your book(s) and/or projects.
The books that are complete are called ‘Louie Has Landed’ The Early Days and ‘Louie Has Landed’ The Second Encounter. You can find these on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Louie has so far changed my life.  It’s amazing that people have connected to the realism and the truth behind my story. I had to write about Louie but after a year of thinking nothing else but writing, it was done and Louie was born for others to enjoy the suspense, fun and trauma that these stories hold. Deliciously scandalous, some would say. With over 42 characters in the books it is certainly a page turner, so I am told. These books are self published and out there for everyone to enjoy. I plan to finish this third book I am currently working on and also try to turn the Louie Has Landed story into script.  Hopefully, in the future, who knows, you might be watching Louie on your television, but no matter what, I will be continue writing many more stories for my readers to enjoy and relate to.

You can also find me in most places in cyber space. My username on all these networking sites is a really hard one to remember, here goes. Twitter you can find me @KevinSwarbrick, also you can find me on Goodreads, LinkedIn, PInterest, Author Central, Igoogle, LinkedIn and also Facebook by typing the same name Kevin Swarbrick, I did say it was a hard one to remember! There is also my author page on facebook but I do use my full name for that one ‘Kevin Mark Swarbrick’ I also run a facebook group called Authors and Readers.

The Uk link to my books chrome://newtabhttp//www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?
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The US link to my books
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I would like to thank Cinta for having me on her blog post and giving me the opportunity to answer these questions. I wish you a very successful future. 




 


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10/02/2012 12:01pm

I loved this interview with the fabulous Kevin Swarbrick. Well done Kevin you are a true British treat....And thank you so much for the wonderful and generous mention. I love this part of Cinta's blog it's great to read more about fellow authors and friends. Well done to you both. :)

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10/08/2012 3:12pm

Thank you Dawn!! I'm so happy you liked it :0))

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10/02/2012 12:13pm

Awesome job!! Thanks for mentioning me, Kev. You're amazing and will go far :-D

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10/08/2012 3:58pm

Charity your a star :) Thank you for just being you, I'm so glad you liked the interview, its my pleasure mentioning you Sis, thank for believing in me and my work since day one when we first met on twitter, you was there for me 100% something I wont ever forget, you're truly amazing. Thank you Charity :)x

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10/02/2012 4:11pm

Great interview Kevin! Keep writing my friend!

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10/03/2012 1:51am

Great stuff! I'm off to amazon to check you out ... uhem, I mean check your books out ... :)

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10/08/2012 3:36pm

Thank you so much Mardi, feel free to check me out anytime, I mean my books lol really though thank you for dropping by, its much appreciated, I hope you enjoy the read :)

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