About the Author
Kyell Gold began writing furry fiction a long, long time ago. In the early days of the 21st century, he got up the courage to write some gay furry romance, first publishing his story “The Prisoner’s Release” in Sofawolf Press’s adult magazine “Heat.” He has since won twelve Ursa Major awards for his stories and novels, and his acclaimed novel “Out of Position” co-won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009. His novel “Green Fairy” was nominated for inclusion in the ALA’s “Over the Rainbow” list for 2012.
He was not born in California, but now considers it his home. He loves to travel and dine out with his husband Kit Silver, and can be seen at furry conventions around the world. More information about him and his books is available at http://www.kyellgold.com.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I love romance and watching two characters come to care for each other, preferably with a lot of obstacles in the way. Nothing worthwhile is easy, right?
Tell us about how you write:
I started as very much a pantser, though in the middle of a novel I’d have to stop and make an outline, which I would then go on to disregard as I finished the book. Lately I’ve discovered that outlining helps me get a grasp on the plot of the story before I start writing, and I still have plenty to discover as I go through the story. I split my time between Scrivener and Word at this point, and I’m usually working on about three to six projects at a time.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not usually, but as I’m writing, I will get a strong feeling for the way they will react to something, and it’s not always what I’d planned.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you want to see, not what you think will sell. If you want it, chances are other people do too, and it’ll come out much better if you’re invested in your writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had friends who owned a small press and took a chance on my first book in print. When e-books came around they weren’t ready to dive in, so I did that myself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s exciting. There’s room for all kinds of books and people, even those of us writing in small niche markets. E-books seem to have reached a tentatively stable point, and I don’t think print is going away anytime soon, though it will likely continue to decline.
What genres do you write:: Gay romance
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print