Follow Fest – around we go again!

Thanks to Natasha for posting her Follow Fest entry so soon and reminding me that it was time again.

What is your name?FollowFest 2014
Chris Kelworth.

Do you write fiction or non-fiction?
Generally fiction, or at least, that’s what I’m concentrating on writing and publishing here.

What genres?
Umm, science fiction and fantasy of many flavours and varieties, with some mystery and romance thrown in. For readers young and old, not always all at once.

Are you published?
Not yet.

What else do you do besides write?
Hmm. I program computers, both as a day job and a hobby. Listen to country music, walk up city streets, cook a fair bit, collect small electronic gadgets, watch lots of TV and some movies, read and listen to audiobooks and podcasts.

Tell us a little about yourself.
Umm, what else do you want to know? I’m the baby of the family, with a big sister and older brother–also a brother-in-law, two nieces and a nephew who are getting bigger every time I get a chance to visit. I live by myself in Hamilton, Ontario, and love travelling and going to writing workshops. I’m an Odyssey class of 2013 survivor.

What are you reading right now?
Well, I just started ‘Esrever Doom’ in the Xanth series, from the library. On the audiobook front, I’m reading Dune and Lani Diane Rich’s “Time off for good behaviour”. I’m also reading some Crossed Genres stories on my Kindle, and just discovered the Toasted Cake podcast. (Thanks for that go to Elizabeth Twist!)

Which authors influenced you the most?
Jim Butcher, Diane Duane, and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Where can people find and follow you?
Right here on the wordpress blog– still doesn’t have a Google ‘army of followers’ widget, but the top three widgets down the right side of the blog are all followy: follow, RSS feed, and NetworkedBlogs.

Twitter: @ChrisKelworth,


Do you have a newsletter?
I don’t think I generate enough news for a letter. πŸ˜‰

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
For his coronation, Napoleon summoned the Pope to Paris, then took the crown out of the Pope’s hands and put it on his own head.

Go here to see the Follow Fest list!

20 Responses to Follow Fest – around we go again!

  1. Renee says:

    Nice to meet you, Chris. When do you think you’ll be publishing?


    • Not really sure. I’m trying to keep submitting short fiction to paying markets… but I need to get back on that! My longer stuff is further from publication. I just figured out that my favorite novel needs to be rewritten as a thriller! πŸ˜‰


  2. I chuckled at your opening, Chris. That’s why I run Follow Fest for a whole week and leave the Linky open–so folks can hop on the bloghop wagon at the last minute. πŸ˜›

    Great post! Thanks for participating. And I’m howling at your last answer. Love your sense of humor! πŸ˜€


  3. dawnall says:

    Hey, Chris. Hope you have a great Follow Fest.


  4. Can’t believe it’s been a year already! It’s been great learning about you, Chris. You have a clear enthusiasm for writing and I’ve enjoyed reading snippets of your work. πŸ™‚


  5. Great to meet you, Chris πŸ™‚ That’s the best answer I’ve read so far, concerning things you’d like us to know!


  6. Nice to connect with you, Chris. And congratulations on surviving Odyssey. A number of my friends have gone and from what I hear it’s an amazing experience.


  7. Dani says:

    I wish I knew a lot about computers. I know just enough to be dangerous!


  8. Ha! Your newsletter comment cracked me up! πŸ™‚


  9. E.Arroyo says:

    I just started the Dresden Files. Read book one and loved it. I’m a new fan. =)


  10. Hi, Chris! Nice to meet you. Your books sound right up my alley.


  11. CoverGirls says:

    Cute newsletter response πŸ˜‰
    You have a great sense of humor!


  12. cleemckenzie says:

    Great to meet you here on the Follow Fest!


  13. Ava Quinn says:

    Thanks for the Napoleon tidbit, Chris, that’s good stuff! Great to meet you for Follow Fest!


  14. Kathryn Jenkins says:

    Hi Chris pleasure to meet you…:)


  15. Loni Townsend says:

    Hail fellow programmer! Great meeting you through Follow Fest. I enjoy Jim Butcher’s books, though I haven’t gotten to read Skin Game yet. And not only is he a fun author, he has excellent writing advice.

    Hope to see you around!


  16. Don’t be in a rush to publish!Make sure everything is perfect!Nice to connect with you through the hop!


  17. Mia Hayson says:

    Lol. That Napoleon guy. What a hoot.



  18. Southpaw says:

    We have tons in common! Great to meet you.


  19. Greetings, Chris! Thanks for sharing a few tidbits about yourself. It’s always fun to learn more about fellow writers. I wish you well in all your endeavors.


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