Scarberryfields: Can you tell us a little about your nationality?
Kirk Hisko: I’m Canadian. I was born and raised in Renfrew, Ontario, and currently reside there.
Scarberryfields: When you finish writing a story, do you miss the characters?
Kirk Hisko: No, because they never really leave my head for very long. Since I’ve created such a large world with The Wizard’s Tale, and there are so many different characters, I’m always thinking of new situations for them to be in.
Scarberryfields: While writing, if you need help with punctuation, grammar, etcetera, where do you turn?
Kirk Hisko: I’ve done the majority of the editing myself, but one person I do turn to a lot is my wife, Robin. She loves reading and has been very helpful with the process.
Scarberryfields: With the number of hours spent writing, do family members support you or complain about the time spent away from them?
Kirk Hisko: Robin has been so supportive of me on this writing journey. She has always encouraged me to finish The Wizard’s Tale. If it hadn’t been for her, I don’t think this book would be published.
Scarberryfields: When you’re writing, do you shut-off all social networks?
Kirk Hisko: I have a busy mind, so I’m constantly doing multiple things while I’m in front of the computer.
Scarberryfields: Did you use any family members as Beta readers for your stories?
Kirk Hisko: Yes. Again, my wife, Robin, has been more than happy to help. She’s read through The Wizard’s Tale multiple times, and has even read the second book in the series, which is almost complete.
Scarberryfields: Do you feel social networking as a marketing tool, is beneficial?
Kirk Hisko: Promoting a book online is a lot of work, but I enjoy that aspect of it, and I think it can be very rewarding if done properly. It’s also an essential way to connect with readers.
Scarberryfields: What is the last book called that you completed and published?
Kirk Hisko: The Wizard’s Tale. It’s the beginning of my epic fantasy fiction series.
Scarberryfields: Where can readers go to find your book?
The Wizard’s Tale is available on the kindle, amazon, & kobo. They can also check out my website: http://thewizardstale.com/ which has links to all three.
I’m also on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thewizardstale
And twitter: https://twitter.com/KirkHisko
Rebecca, thank you so much for having me on your blog. I really appreciate the opportunity. What you’re doing here for authors is incredible. Take care.