Kim Cresswell’s Reflection

ReflectionWinner of the competitive UP Authors Fiction Challenge is Kim Cresswell with her novel, Reflection. UP Authors described Reflection as, “Cinematic writing, powerful visuals, sleek, fast, notches above anything we have read before!”

UP: How did you feel when you first discovered that you won the UP Authors Fiction Challenge?

KC: Honestly, I was stunned and quite surprised. Then excitement kicked in!

UP: Who was the first person that you told after you won?

KC: The first person I told was my spouse via a text message since he was working out of town. He was so excited and extremely proud.

UP: What inspired you to write Reflection?

KC: The story evolved after Clonaid announced the birth of Eve, the “first human clone” in 2002 using the similar technique to clone, Dolly the Sheep. About 160 nations in the world have yet to outlaw the birth of human clones and others are allowing the creation of human clones as long as they are not put into a woman’s womb (how do we know they aren’t implanted?), thus, Reflection was born.

UP: In your opinion, why is Reflection so appealing?

KC: I think Reflection is appealing because the story’s premise (human cloning) is unique and gets people thinking and talking. Combine cinematic story-telling, edge-of-the-seat suspense, lots of action and hot romance, the story is attractive to a broad audience no matter which genre they usually read.

UP: What kind of books did you read growing up?

KC: I grew up mainly reading mystery novels. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were my favourite, followed by Agatha Christie novels—absolutely loved them!

UP: What authors inspire you now? Why?

KC: There are so many but one author has inspired me the most. I’ve loved the suspense genre since I was a teenager after reading Sidney Sheldon’s, Master of the Game. He has influenced my writing (especially my writing style) over the years. In my opinion, Mr. Sheldon was one of the greatest story-tellers of all time, from his cinematic writing style to his intricate and epic plots.

UP: You have quite a bit of experience in several fields, including legal assistant, graphic design, and you taught computer classes. Which of these helped your writing the most?

KC: Great question! I think my experience in the graphic design field has been the most helpful by teaching me to always ‘think outside the box’ especially when it comes to plotting my own stories.

UP: What are you working on right now?

KC: Presently I’m working on three projects; Lethal Journey, a “short novel” thriller which will be released at the end of July. The much anticipated sequel to Reflection is slated for release in early 2014. I’m also contributing two true crime stories for the first annual True Crime Serial Killers Anthology which will be published in December.

UP: If you could give authors three pieces of advice, what would you say?

KC: 1. Write everyday.  2. Write from your heart. 3. Write what you love to read.

UP: What is the last movie you saw?

KC:  Jack Reacher. I really enjoyed the movie—I’m a huge Lee Child fan.

UP: Finally, where do you see yourself in the next five years?

KC: I see myself writing my fifteenth best-selling suspense novel and hopefully continuing to entertain readers worldwide.

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  1. Great interview, Kim, and I loved the book. When is the next one coming out?

  2. Kim Cresswell says:

    Hi Marian. Thank you. 🙂 The sequel will be coming out early next year.