Here at Olympia, we love hearing from our authors, getting an insight into their lives in writing and asking them what their advice would be to future authors. This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Klaus about his book.




Hold old were you when you first wrote something substantial?


Thirty-eight. A light-hearted short story for a local magazine.



Did you ever have aspirations to become a writer?


Yes, as a teenager, but then life’s realities stepped in. I needed to complete my education and get a career. I have been in software development my entire adult life. It only took fifty years to reach my ambition.😊



What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?


To read as many author’s and genre’s as possible. As this is something I’ve been doing my entire life, it wasn’t a problem, but still remains excellent advice for any aspiring author. Having been through the process of getting a book published, I would say the best advice given was “Never give up.”



What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?


Base stories on life’s personal experiences, especially with people and human nature. People are the most fascinating aspect of any novel.



What did you find easiest and hardest about writing?


 Creating the characters. I had the most fun building what I deem as being the best aspects of human nature into my protagonists and the very worst into the antagonists. Characters are largely composite and are based on my own life’s journey with the various people I’ve met.

Accepting criticism without taking it personally.



Was it faster to write your book or to have it published?


It was faster writing the first book.



What was your favourite part of your book to write?


For both books published so far (Emily and Dreamland), creating plots based on realistic technology and the antagonists that use the technology for personal gain, or sheer greed. I really loved creating “the bad guys.” I’m having the same fun with my third book, The Game.



Do you have any plans to publish more work?


Yes, With Emily and Dreamland behind me, I will have my third book, The Game, completed (and hopefully accepted for publication) by the end of the year. I have already started making notes for the 4th book in the SkyTech series which will keep me busy writing most of next year. I do not have a title yet.



If you could review Olympia Publishers in just a few words, what would they be?


A huge “Thank You” for taking a leap of faith in an unknown author. I feel that Olympia have made the relationship between author and publisher personal. Olympia wants to see authors succeed.



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