Interview with Kelvyn Fernandes, Author of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi

Feb. 27, 2019

I was privileged to invite Kelvyn Fernandes for an interview with BooKecCenTric to discuss his latest book and his inspiration behind it.  Enjoy!

Thank you @KelvynFernandes for your time today. What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
@KelvynFernandes: The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi follows Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interaction, delicate world building, and intense action battles.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
@KelvynFernandes: Anyone who opens a book to get lost in another world. To tag along and lose yourself in a setting of wondrous possibilities with characters eager to pull you along for the ride. If you want to experience a fantasy adventure told in such a way that it allows your imagination to run wild, I urge you to give my work a chance!

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
@KelvynFernandes: Waiting to hear whether my readers liked it. This is the first time I'm sharing my work and it was incredibly nerve wracking waiting to find out if I had succeeded. Honestly, those first few days after finishing my first draft were long ones. But since my first friend told my they were impressed, I've been able to stride confidently forward!

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
@KelvynFernandes: I learned that I want to do this for the rest of my life. This first book is only the start of an incredible journey. It was a test to see if I was capable of taking the first step, and I found out that I was. I know the path will be hard and long, but I'm more than ready to start the trek.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?  
@KelvynFernandes: I swore by physical books up until the very day I got an ereader. The convenience of holding a portable library in one hand that can highlight passages, be read in the dark, and take up a sliver of space in my backpack is something I cannot contest.

Do you have any more books in the works?
@KelvynFernandes: I'm hard at work writing Volume II of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi right now! It's planned for a summer 2019 release, and I can't wait to share it with my fans. Past that, I have the ideas and framework for several more books, all I ask is for the opportunity to tell my story.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
@KelvynFernandes: I love reading my reviews. I'm confident in my work and to see when readers feel and react exactly the way I wanted them to is such a joy. That being said, I like seeing criticisms too. Often I may disagree with them, but also, its an opportunity to evaluate my process and improve my craft. I can always get better at conveying my thoughts effectively.

What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, Goodreads, etc.)?
@KelvynFernandes: I love hearing readers' thoughts and discussing my work with them. Please reach out once you start reading! You can find me on:


Do you have any advice for new writers or those considering writing?

@KelvynFernandes: Just write! Seriously, you'll never know whether you're any good at it until you find out. If you're unsure or embarrassed, keep your writing to yourself or share it anonymously. But when you're ready, show it to your friends and family and ask for their input. You need to have confidence in your work in order for it to succeed. Also, don't just blindly take advice if it doesn't fit your style. Go against conventions! Who cares? Do what you want in the way that you want to do it, and your passion will drive you forward!


Kelvyn Fernandes decided to follow his dream of becoming an author. He graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Biochemistry and enjoys travelling and going on adventures, with his favourite pastime being back-country canoeing in Algonquin Park. He uses both his experiences with nature and education in the sciences to shape the world of the stories he writes.

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