Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written seven books. I began writing poetry after the passing of my late wife, Frances. I was urged to post it on social media. to my amazement, people liked my work and many said that my poetry helped them to deal with their grief. I still post regularly on my Facebook page, ‘Patrick W Kavanagh’
I then began to write stories, and eventually progressed to my latest project which is not yet published, called Dublin Days.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent published book is ‘Faery Fact and Faery fiction’. It is also my first publishing project. I was approached by an American publisher to write a book about the fairies, along with a graphic artist, Bill Oliver. After almost five years of delays, I decided to produce and self-publish the book myself. It is a combination of art, stories, personal reflections on the strange things which happened to me, Fairy sightings and meditations. A friend who is a spiritual medium told me that it was not going to be my first book and she was proven right.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to write best at about 3.AM in the morning. I have my desk in the front room of our small house and late at night is always the best time for me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I think CS Lewis had a huge influence on me, as did Carl Jung, Dion Fortune, R.D. Laing, and Lyall Watson.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a sci-fi fantasy about Britain and America in a post-apocalyptic world where electricity is blocked by EMF generators controlled by artificial intelligence which has decided to protect mankind from itself.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still working on that!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write, write and never give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write because you love writing, and for no other reason
What are you reading now?
I am just about to begin ‘Vernon God Little.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am helping someone who has had a very hard time of it to get his story into print. I like to encourage others to write. It has an amazing therapeutic effect.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take ‘Lord of the Rings, The Painted Man, Game of Thrones and the collected works of Jack London.