Featured Interview With Kristofor Hellmeister
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Kristofor Hellmeister is an alien—a legal alien who was born in Canada and now lives near Atlanta, Georgia. He lives with his wife, Kristie, and son Maddox. He enjoys hiking, running, playing golf, watching the New England Patriots, and playing Halo on Legendary. He enjoys reading science fiction, fantasy, the occasional romance, military thrillers, and historical fiction. He is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has been writing since he was six. I have a cat who is the spawn of Satan.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I started writing in the fifth grade. I’d always been fascinated with books, but I started writing after I moved to a new school and didn’t have any friends. It sounds pathetic, but I wrote from my loneliness, and never stopped writing after this point.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Many! Bradbury, Wells, Ayn Rand, Orwell, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Brian Jacques, and the book Children of the Dust. Though I love Russian literature like Crime and Punishment, or classics like Tale of Two Cities. There’s so many more on top of that!
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Citadel is a continuation of the events which unfolded in Axiom. Axiom was very personally driven and inspired by my own struggles with mental health. I started writing it while I struggled to maintain my own thought life, and this is directly reflected in one of the main characters—Sebastian. He is also a symbol of the culture around me in that he is moving from logical and reason based thinking(Enlightenment thinking) to a more emotional and passion driven thinking(the emotionalism of my generation). My other main character, Damien, is a symbol of a survival of the fittest mindset in that he only looks out for number one—another undertone I have found in my culture. The final main character, Myra, reflects my faith in that she seeks hope and reconciliation even in the darkness. Citadel picks up exactly as Axiom ended is reveals the deevolution of the utopian ideals set forth in Axiom.
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