KG: What or who inspired you to be a writer?
NK: One night I had a nightmare. On one hand, it was scary, but on in the other hand, it was interesting. When I woke up, I was so thrilled by the dream that I decided to put it on paper. This is how it all started. My first book is based on this nightmare that I had.
KG: What gave you the idea of your latest book?
NK: Reading about mythological creatures and fantasy worlds is something that I have been doing for as long as I can remember. I am also interested in astrophysics, so I like to read about the universe and the galaxies. Combined, these two fields of interest inspired me to create a whole new world, where the laws of physics are different to the ones we know and the creatures from different cultures come to life and get together.
KG: Who is your favourite writer and why?
NK: There is a whole bunch of them really. In order to keep it simple, I will only name one: Stephen King, for his amazing dark novels and stories. He writes about some of the greatest fears that many people have. His characters and the details that he describes give me the creeps. I love this feeling of suspense mixed with fear in a story. It makes me want to read more and more.
KG: What's your favourite book?
NK: There are so many of them that I can hardly name one. But I will go with The Lord of the Rings. It is very detailed. All the details really take me to the Middle Earth. It is epic, there are unexpected twists in it. It is practically a whole new world. There is darkness in it, along with all sorts of mystical creatures. There is braveness, adventures, courage, betrayal, friendship and a pinch of humour in it. All the ingredients of a great story.
KG: Do you read a lot? If so what are you reading right now?
NK: Yes, I do. Reading is a significant part of my life. I am currently reading The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett.
KG: What writing projects are you working on?
NK: I just finished my second book Travel to Krondor. It is a fantasy novel about how the human kind is trying to colonize another planet. However, once people get there, they become a part of something quite significant. Many of the secrets of the universe get revealed and nothing is what they expected. This book is only the beginning of a saga that will take some time to finish. In the meantime, I began working on a sequel to Death Game. I believe the second part will be even more interesting than the first one.
KG: What do you like most about writing?
NK: Writing allows me to create new worlds. Worlds where everything is different. It takes me away from my everyday struggles. In my fantasy worlds, I can write about things that I have imagined, but have never seen. It is my way to express all the ideas that I have, to create the characters that I have wanted to read about. It is my way to build new worlds and I love it.
KG: Where do you see yourself and your writing in five years time?
NK: I truly hope that my novels will allow me to write for a living. In this way, I will be able to finish many other books. So, in five years, I see myself in front of my laptop writing my fourth or fifth book. I really have so much more to write about.
KG: What one writing tip would you share?
NK: One of the hardest things to do is not to begin writing a book, but to finish it. It takes time. To me writing is a passion. I only write about things that I am genuinely interested in and I must admit this helps me a lot. So, always make sure to begin writing a book when you have an idea that you love or at least like. Don’t fall for what’s trendy if you do not like it yourself. I know that writing might be quite difficult sometimes and that you can get stuck at a certain moment, but if you love what you are doing this will always push you to finish it.
KG: What would you say to educate and inspire young writers?
NK: You know what they say, “Dance like nobody’s watching”. Well, I will say “Write like nobody’s going to read”. Feel free to write whatever you like. Don’t let people tell you what to write and how to write it. Write in a way to please the most important of your readers – yourself.
© KGHH Publishing 2018
1.He was a volunteer for the Red Cross.
2.He is a keen bowler who loves to spend some time hitting the ten pins.
3.He likes archery, football and tennis. Of course not at the same time, that would be dangerous lol
4.Nick is also a passionate gamer who can spend quite a few hours playing his favourite video games.
5.Nick a fan of escape rooms. He managed to escape quite a few!
6.He can do the moonwalk
7.Nick can juggle with up to four tennis balls
In March of 2018 Nick Kibri signed with us at KGHH Publishing with a two-book deal as we see great potential in his story telling style. His first book Death Game is due for release early summer 2018.
Nick was born in 1986 in Bulgaria, but immigrated with his family to the USA, as a teenager.
Ever since Nick was a child, he’s been a keen reader. He had dreamed of being a professional football player. Realizing he didn’t have the right stuff for a pro career, he majored in Public Administration with a Bachelor’s degree and in Business Administration with a Master’s degree.
He began writing short stories in his childhood but began writing novels as an adult. Nick has always been thrilled by the supernatural. Spending time researching different supernatural phenomena throughout the world. His interest in novels spans the fantasy, mystery, suspense and horror genres.
He has travelled the world and has studied the mythologies and the legends of multiple nations and cultures. All these things inspired him to begin writing.
Death Game is his debut novel. Nick was inspired by a nightmare that he had and decided to share this amazing dream by writing his first novel. As a writer, his ambition is to give his readers enjoyment through interesting thought provoking stories.
In the harsh Alaskan wilderness deep in a dense mysterious forest a wooden hut hides a dark secret.
A portal to another world where savage creatures pass through at will.
Who can defeat these creatures and save humanity from annihilation?
Does the answer lie in the forest that armed forces dare not go near?
No one could tame the supernatural forces that lay within the forest and fear of the unknown has developed it into a reality TV show.
Death, violence and destruction live on pay per-view TV. With $10 million prize money for anyone that can survive Death Game.
Death Game the action-packed debut novel by Nick Kibri is full of twists and turns, suspense and gore.