Welcome to Tea with Mrs B, an author interview series. Here to share a pot of tea and to chat about her book, Tanby, is Kez Wickham St George.
Kez Wickham St George is an International Author, Creative Artist, Speaker and Mentor who lives in Perth, Western Australia and is celebrating life by doing what she loves most, art and writing. Published internationally for some fifteen years now, Kez has released six full novels. Her genre has always been romance thrillers. Recently taking her publishers’ suggestion to take a leap into the paranormal, Kez introduced Sorcha to the world. Kez has also written and published three children books, Peli the Pelican, Sea Pea and The Nanna Tree.
Hello Kez. It is my pleasure to welcome to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews and thank you for joining me for Tea with Mrs B, an author interview series. To set the mood for our tea infused interview, what is your preferred beverage, tea, coffee or other? And side accompaniment, scone, cake or other?
I love a good cup of real tea leaf tea, with old fashioned scones, jam & cream.
Can you tell us what genres you write for and how many books you have had published?
I have loved my journey as an author. I started off with kiddies books, while being on an adventure in Cloncurry. Then I decided to try adult novels, so I wrote White Wahine. This book was a real journey and although I had to call it fiction, it was my story. Then I thought I would write about my adventures as we travelled and I found my niche. I wrote three in that genre, then I decided I would try another kiddie’s book which became very popular. My publisher asked me to try paranormal, so I took the main character in my adventure stories with me and three paranormal books were written. Last year I was visiting Japan when I was approached to write poetry and short stories. I have six adult books, three kiddies books and one poetry book, all published.
Can you describe your latest book, Tanby, in just a sentence?
Tanby is a mysterious Muse who asks ‘Tara’ the main character, to be her scribe for the deceased who did/could not leave their story behind them.
Tanby is book three of the Paranormal Scribe Chronicles. Can this book be read as a standalone?
It can but it is best to read all three to get the drift of the series.
What sparked the initial idea for Scribe Chronicles series?
Hmm.. trying out different genres is an amazing for growth of any author. I enjoyed the journey.
How long did it take you to write Tanby?
Where did the inspiration for the main character of Rae come from?
From family experience, we all have that cuckoo in the family nest.
Can you tell us more about the main themes of your novel?
Paranormal, where a spirit muse approaches the main character Tara to write for those that have passed on and did not record their lives in any way. Romance adventure, travelling as middle aged women and the people she meets and experiences she has on the road. Poetry, I think speaks for itself. I love words, so why not put them to rhyme. Children’s stories, I write mainly to see through children’s eyes, as the stories are read to them.
What do you hope readers will take away from reading Tanby?
A peek into the other side, of what we call life on earth.
Can you tell us about your creative working space, where do you write and is there anything vital you need to get started?
I have two creative spaces one at my desk in the office which I share with my husband, and a small piece of the shed where I practise my art.
What writers have inspired you along the way to publication?
Bryce Courtney, Michael Roads, Deborah Rodriguez and many more.
What is the best part of being a published author?
Listening to others discuss your work, mainly being able to encourage others to write, the book launch stage, when you know it’s a success.
If you could slip back in time, what era would you travel to and why?
The late 1800’s early 1900’s. I love the body code, the language and the simpler ways of life.
What is next on the horizon for Kez Wickham St George? Do you have any writing projects you would like to share with us?
I have a new publisher, who gets me and why I write for an age group and understands that it is not all about instant gratitude. I will be releasing Metal Mermaid, the first book of the travel adventures. Plus drum roll.. a new anthologies book, which I co-authored this time, which is a first for me.
What 2020 book releases are you most excited to read?
Truit Sky by Adrea Peters and Thirteen and Underwater by Michelle Weiterring.
Finally, wrapping up our tea themed interview, who would you most like to share a pot of tea with?
I think my favourite today would be the Duchess of Kent.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Mrs B’s Book Reviews for Tea with Mrs B Kez. Congratulations on the publication of Tanby!
Thank you Mrs B.
Tanby the last of the Paranormal Scribe Chronicles.
20 years has past, Tara the lead character has passed away, the way she dies still a mystery the international police have only one small parcel of diaries to give her daughter Rae. As Rae reads through them she realises its a cry for help from her mum Tara, to unravel the mystery of her death. To begin this task Rae must say goodbye to her family in England, where she has lived for many years and go back home to Australia to Rockingham WA and the farm her mum Tara once owned in Pinjarra. Her Australian childhood also beckons, the good times of being a young one on these far off shores. What Rae does not know there is danger in every footstep she takes once she first steps onto the land of her childhood. The spirit world wants to hide the truth, it’s Rae’s job to uncover exactly what happened to Tara and also to the spirit guide Tanby.
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