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Brian Kindall

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Brian Kindall is a recovering English major and former whitewater raft guide living in the mountains of Central Idaho, a world with long winters perfectly designed for holing up and writing novels. His books range in diversity from classically written middle-grade novels - Blue Sky, Pearl, and Sparrow (coming March 2021) - to the ongoing adult fiction series, The Epic of Didier Rain novels, Delivering Virtue and Fortuna and the Scapegrace, to his most recent adult novel, Escape from Oblivia – One man’s midlife crisis gone primal. His accolades include starred reviews at BlueInk and Foreword Reviews, being a finalist for ForeWord Reviews literary novel of the year award (Delivering Virtue), A Seal of Excellence awarded by Awesome Indies (Del ...more

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Brian Kindall I don't really suffer from writer's block anymore, but I do get intimidated by my own big ideas for what I'm trying to create. Looking at an entire pr…moreI don't really suffer from writer's block anymore, but I do get intimidated by my own big ideas for what I'm trying to create. Looking at an entire project before it's started can sometimes slow my forward momentum. Everything gains such a great weight when you're trying to write a masterpiece. It's like Flaubert's comma, where he spent all morning putting it in, and then all afternoon trying to gain the courage to take it out. I tell myself to remember that it's just a process. No one is watching. Like climbing a big mountain, it can only be done one step at a time. Mistakes can be erased, poor passages deleted. No one needs to see those first clumsy attempts. Once I remind myself of those things, the process is just fun.(less)
Brian Kindall The best thing is making the little discoveries along the way. I'll be writing with my head down when some phrase or metaphor will come out onto the p…moreThe best thing is making the little discoveries along the way. I'll be writing with my head down when some phrase or metaphor will come out onto the page and just click perfectly with what I'm trying to say. Then it's as if a window has opened inside of me. I have this lucid moment where I'm in love with literature, in love with humanity, and I just feel so privileged to be on this journey with everyone involved. I get a glimpse of my own mythology at those times - all those moments and influences in my life that have led me to write that perfect thing. It puts a lump in my throat. I pause, whisper a thank you to the gods, and then move on.(less)
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Delivering Virtue (The Epic...

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Blue Sky

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Brian Kindall sat down with Scott Semegran (virtually!) of Austin Liti Limits to talk about his new book, Escape from Oblivia, just where Delivering Virtue came from, and his favorite and least favorite word. Go listen!
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Brian Kindall We've got a new cover for BLUE SKY! Let us know what you think..


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Brian Kindall Thanks Goodreads Community for showing up for my Giveaway of BLUE SKY with such enthusiasm! Those books are in the mail today! Thanks for reading!


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Brian Kindall My second middle grade novel, Pearl, is now available on Amazon, both as an ebook and a paperback. http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Brian-Kin...


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Brian Kindall New documents for BLUE SKY are now available on the website - Discussion Points and a Q & A with the author - great guides for classrooms and bookclub discussions. Here's the link: http://www.briankindall.com/#!books/czoa


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Brian Kindall My middle grade fiction book BLUE SKY will be available for FREE on Amazon 12/19 - 12/23!


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