Monday, March 07, 2016

Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly

Kevin Ansbro’ Kinnara is outlandish


Kinnara by Kevin Ansbro will make you laugh and might make you cry


Kevin Ansbro’s Kinnara is a rambunctious killer-on-the-loose beach read




Kevin Ansbro was born of Irish parents and has lived in Malaysia and Germany. Kinnara is his latest book.
His formal education was at Hamond’s Grammar School in Swaffham, and at the Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, King’s Lynn.
Perhaps incongruously, for an author, he has a background in karate and kickboxing and has also travelled extensively – particularly in the Far East.
He is married (to Julie) and currently lives in Norwich, England.
Stuff about him: he’s a foodie; he values good manners, love and friendship above all else; he is constantly putting his foot in it: he loves to laugh, but sometimes does that 'snorty pig' noise when he does!
He’s notoriously naughty, but also easy-going and extremely friendly.

Welcome, Kevin.
  

Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly
What career did you plan during your education days?

Ha! Who needs plans? Like any sensible schoolboy, I imagined I would be a medallion-chested billionaire aboard my luxury yacht, surrounded by Pirelli calendar girls. Curiously, this didn’t happen; instead, I began adulthood realising that achieving good qualifications in art and English literature didn’t immediately propel me into a life of glamour and affluence.

Your real name and pen name?

Oh, Kevin Ansbro is most definitely my real name. Otherwise, I would have chosen something far more jaunty – like Rooster Hipthrust, or Lancelot Mustang!

Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly

What languages can you speak and write?
Other than the obvious, I can speak schoolboy French and German, quite a bit of Turkish and Thai, plus a smattering of various global greetings. I have, though, made some hilarious mistakes when ordering food in far-flung countries!
What hurts you most in this world?
The disloyalty and duplicity of those whom I previously thought of as friends (we’ve all been there). That said, It takes a lot to upset my applecart.

What is your favourite genre and why?
Magical realism: Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Carlos Ruiz Zafón are just three of my literary heroes.
Books that portray the grunt of life, just as it is, can quickly become prosaic; why not distort that reality and add some bombastic  pizzaz to keep the reader fascinated and enthralled?
Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly

Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?
My latest published work is the novel KINNARA. It’s certainly outlandish; it’s likely to make you laugh and it might make you cry. KINNARA is a rambunctious killer-on-the-loose beach read with a few surprises for the unwary reader.
Here’s the back cover synopsis:
Phuket, Thailand, seemed to be the perfect getaway choice for twenty-two-year-old Calum Armstrong:
What he saw, and did, on that holiday proves to have far-reaching consequences; not only for himself, but also for those closest to him.

In Germany, uncompromising Frankfurt detective, Otto Netzer is leading the manhunt for a brutal serial killer who preys on heavily-pregnant women…

Neither Calum, nor the killer, yet realise that their destiny lies in the hands of a mythical creature who resides beneath the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

Intriguing and exotic, Kevin Ansbro’s novel explores how our actions can come back to haunt us in the most unexpected ways.

It’s nasty, funny, heartbreaking and uplifting. Intrigued? You bet you’re intrigued!
Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly

What keeps you motivated towards writing?
There is a whole universe of stories that I want to offload. I’m fervidly passionate about the whole writing process, and knowing that I have taken other people on my imaginative journey is exhilarating!

What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?
Oh, easy! A paperback of course! There are few better pleasures in life than the feel and smell of a real book as you prepare to read its first chapter. Plus I enjoy the thrill of chasing down an escaped page as it flutters down the beach!

What is the last book you finished reading? What is the current book you are reading?

I’d be a pretty poor writer if I wasn’t also an avid reader.
My most recent read was ‘The Spike Collection’, a selection of extremely funny short stories by talented English author, and friend, Martin Skate.
It was hugely enjoyable! Here’s my review, posted on Goodreads:
My Goodreads review of Martin's book.
I am currently reading a pre-release of Hunter’s Moon, written by my wonderful friend, Canadian author, Sheri McInnis. In fact, I’m already suffering withdrawal symptoms whilst answering these questions!

If one fine morning you wake up and find your sex changed to the opposite, what will be your first reaction?
Excellent, Jaideep! I adore questions like this!
Hmmm, waking up to discover I’m a woman?  So-o... (after my wife and I have scrambled out of bed, and have finally finished screaming like banshees) I’d like to think that I could rock the look, and might one day marry Prince Harry in Westminster Abbey! Not sure how we’d explain all this to my in-laws, though. Is it likely to happen? I feel wholly unprepared for such an unexpected event!

Jaideep, I have thoroughly enjoyed answering your questions, and I look forward to revisiting them on your excellent blog!

Thank you for this opportunity!

Kevin Ansbro Author of Kinnara Notoriously Naughty Extremely Friendly

Links & other relevant details:
ISBN-10:  1910077542
ISBN-13:  978-1910077542
ASIN: B00ZV065L2
Publisher: 2QT
Twitter handle:                 @kevinansbro
Facebook page:                 Kevin Ansbro &Facebook
Goodreads author page:  Kevin's author page.
Amazon link:                      KINNARA on Amazon U.K.    or   KINNARA on Amazon U.S.

Any other links                  www.kevinansbro.co.uk
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