Are you married?
I’ve shared my life with David Morris since 1996. We were legally married in Toronto, Canada, in July 2005; however, we held a small, unofficial ceremony aboard a paddle steamer on the Brisbane River in January, 1998, with our loved ones. We consider that to be our wedding ceremony.
Where do you live?
At the moment, David and I live in Wellington, New Zealand. We are Australians with a wanderlust, having also lived in Canada, the UK, and Luxembourg. Next stop? Madrid!
No matter where we reside, Brisbane is where our hearts live.
Do you have a writing process? Describe your routine.
My writing process is scrambled and chaotic, with lots of pacing and arguing, arm waving and tears. And don’t get me started on the editing process! For me, the level of writing output is either famine or feast.
Do you base your characters on people you know?
No, never. The ethers feed me ideas as I sleep, and all I do is write them down.
Where is your work available?
My e-books are available exclusively at Amazon for Kindle devices and apps. Hardcopies are available just about anywhere, but signed copies are sold through our Brevid site.
What did you do with your life before writing?
I had a brief stint as a mainframe computer operator in my late teens and early 20s, then studied to become a counsellor. I specialised in helping youths struggling with their gender and/or sexual identity.
Which genres do you write?
Under Brett Kiellerop, my actual name, I write speculative fiction… anything touching on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. As Brett Parker, I write gritty psychological dramas.
How do you decide what to write?
Both pseudonyms always have at least two projects on the boil, so my morning mood dictates which project I will work on for that day.
Why write in so many different genres?
My mind is a complex place, a swirling maelstrom of emotions and interests. To only write one genre would require me to ignore every other aspect of my personality, which is physically impossible.
What are you passionate about?
The ketogenic diet. Following the keto diet improves my mental clarity, which has suffered after 25+ years of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. The diet eases the headaches and brain fog that are common with the condition. The ketogenic diet is difficult to follow at times, but well worth the effort!
What do you say to the haters?
Thank you! I love your negativity. I feed off your hate. I strive, at all times, to create work which polarises people. I want the readers to either love or hate my work. For me, the harshest feedback is ‘Meh, it’s OK.’
Do you have Facebook?
No! Facebook are evil and must be destroyed. Their unethical research on 700,000 uninformed users could have – and probably did – cause significant emotional harm, including depression and suicide.
Which social media websites do you use?
Check out my contact page for ways to get in touch 🙂
A lot of your work could be described as confronting or shocking. Is that intentional?
I don’t see it. As a writer, I just go where the story takes me. One man’s outrage and is another man’s humdrum reality, I guess.
Do you have any last words for your readers?
Read my work. If you love it, tell your friends. If you hate it, tell your enemies 😉