Bookview with David Kummer, author of Home
It seems like the majority of readers who enjoy it are in their 20’s or 30’s, but that doesn’t mean others won’t. On a journey to nowhere, an escape from the past, four travelers must confront the harsh realities of their chosen path. What new things did you learn about writing, publishing, and/or yourself while writing and preparing this book for publication? Writing Home was an extremely introspective matter for me. I think the four central characters, when combined, encompass most types of people that you will meet. They really are cool. Also, some of the action scenes were easy to write, because I’ve done those a lot in my other novels, usually horror. The terrain is treacherous; the supplies are low. Someone is following. I struggled specifically with the ending of the book and deciding how I wanted to wrap things up. End of Interview:
For more from David visit his website or follow him on Twitter. Also, the book has some hunters, some love, some sickness, and some death. I don’t usually labor so much over every detail, but I wanted every plot point and scene to work together and carry the reader to the ending in a unique way. Only death is behind. Home
About the book
What is the book about? The characters in this book are complete works of fiction, although each of them represents a piece of the human spirit. Others have tried this route. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Do you have a target reader for this book? How long did it take you to write it? Oh, and also this is the first book where the paperback version can actually fit in your pocket. And, of course, what’s a story without some creepy, animalistic hunters? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? What came easily? Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Where did you get the idea from? While that isn’t entirely clear in the book itself, the process of writing it helped me understand myself. I’m absolutely pleased with the final result. The beginning was easy, because I decided to be so vague with the world at large. If you’re interested in asking the big questions and searching for answers, I think you’ll find Home interesting, to say the least. But turning back isn’t an option. Everything in the book serves an allegorical purpose, so tying a bow that would fit turned out to be very difficult. I intended the book to be for anyone 15 and older. The romance and the deathly illness were added later, for dramatic reasons and to enhance the characters. What they come to find is that Home may not be exactly what they thought. So it’s the complete package, you might say. I then continued writing it through the time when I graduated high school and dealt with all the questions that brings. Many have gone; none have returned. It took me about a month to plan the book, which is longer than normal for me, and then another two months to write it. This book was very personal for me, because of the loss of my grandpa, and I spent a lot of time getting the plot right. I took my own experience of searching for answers, coupled with a desire to write something Dystopian in nature, and that’s basically how I get the idea for the journey. When did you start writing the book? How was writing this book different from what you’d experienced writing previous books? And, of course, what’s a story without some creepy, animalistic hunters? I took my own experience of searching for answers, coupled with a desire to write something Dystopian in nature, and that’s basically how I get the idea for the journey. I wanted to make it small and easy to carry everywhere. Get your copy of Home from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I started writing this book shortly after my grandpa died in the winter of 2018. Because I was searching, and not certain what for, it showed up in the writing and morphed into the journey that takes place in Home. Just some aspects to experiment with and figure out what works. Nothing is. David Kummer – 15 September 2019
The Back Flap
The wilderness shows no mercy. As for publishing, I did more promotion for this book, but also had a short pre-order time frame. Each chapter revealed a little more about myself and about how I viewed the world. This book is about four people that are trekking through a wilderness valley, in search of the mysterious destination they’ve heard so much about but never seen: Home. But the end of the journey is not what it seems. The romance and the deathly illness were added later, for dramatic reasons and to enhance the characters. Their only salvation, their only hope, lies at the end.