‘Kyle R. Robertson’

mm-1Today, I’d like to welcome Kyle R. Robertson, author of “The Millennium Malevolence” to The Thursday Interview. Before we get started, a quick intro!

Kyle was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana on January 1, 1970. He grew up an only child, and had no siblings to play with. When he was 3, and moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin from Baton Rouge Louisiana, he had no cousins to play with anymore. He learned early that you had to use your imagination to stay interested in life. Thus began his writing career.

OK – HERE WE GO !!

No.1 Would you break the law to save a loved one? .. why?
A law is created to keep humans civil in society. When you assist a loved one, you sometimes have to shirk the law to save them, ergo, speeding to get your pregnant woman who just went into labour to the hospital. Police won’t hinder your quest. They’ll actually give you an emergency escort. Sometimes your strong love priority overshadows law.

No.2 What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Interesting question. Being alive is a scientific biological action in which exist whether it be conscious or in a comatose state. Truly living is an entirely different paradigm. When I went overseas in the Army, I experienced many different things. I got to drive on the Autobahn topping 277 Kph/172Mph in my Diamler Genz, I H.A.L.O. (High Altitude. Low Opening) shy dived, was patrolling when the Iron Curtain came down, and travelled to Italy, Spain, and the Kremlin. I was a disc jockey, and met Romeo J D (The Boogie Boys, Fly Girl). That was living.

No.3 What motivates you to write?
After all the living, I worked in sales. I sold many things, and was good at it. It ranged from replacement windows to home maintenance equipment. Throw in luxury vehicles, and home electronics, and you get the gist of my selling. I was up to the point of doing 16 hour days. An 8 hour day was a half day to me.

Suddenly, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and had to manage the disease with no cure. Diabetes is a slow killer, and your organs fail initially. My fight was the first to leave. I was at 20/15 vision when I was in the military, but Diabetic Retonapathy, blood vessels rupturing in your eyes, changed all that to 20/200 in the right ye, and 20/400 in the left. I was considered legally blind, and couldn’t work anymore. Being disabled really sucks because I was able bodied except my eyes, and my mind was intact. Not working was my own private prison. Sitting on the couch being assaulted by blurry reality shows depressed me.

When I was in high school, I used to draw, and write my original comics, so I had imagination. I wanted to be a comic book artist, but life got in the way. My dream was just that, a dream. Granted I couldn’t draw anymore but my stories were still good stories, they just had to be modified to fit the times. Writing my first book killed my boredom, and now it’s just my new job.

No.4 Why do humans want children?
That’s easy. Humans are inherently procreation laden. Yes there are some who don’t want kids, however, a majority do. Having a child, in a perfect sense, is sometimes the only thing a person can feel they can create. They feel the need of responsibility to make their child’s life better than their own. That’s practical. Ethereally, offspring is the only way to become immortal. Not many people are as creative as Da Vinci, Beethoven, Michelangelo, or Frank Lloyd Wright. Having children can make you immortal.

No.5 What was the biggest challenge in creating your book “The Millennium Malevolence” ?
I’m a fiction writer so research was my challenge. A good fiction writer has to learn factual things in order to twist your tale in the correct semblance to have your suspension of disbelief be accepted. I figured why some authors are called hacks. They don’t train their imagination. George Orwell created a masterpiece with 1984. That was supposed to occur 32 years ago. In his situation I was futuristic. A great story can transcend time. I’m trying to train my imagination to do just that. Writing fiction isn’t that easy.

No.6 What is the most important thing you have learned in life so far?
I’ve learned compassion to other people. I used to do crazy things with total disregard to other people. Being an only child breeds selfishness. You don’t even know of your insensitivity because that’s all you’ve ever known. When I lost most of my sight, my friends were compassionate towards me. That was when I realized they didn’t have to help me in any way, but they selflessly did. I write all my books with feeling, because that’s what truly matters.

No.7 How did you come up with the title “The Millennium Malevolence” ?
Like I said earlier, I was in sales. I did it for 21 years, and I was very familiar with marketing. My first title was ‘The Thousand Year Revenge’, but I like to call myself a lexeme linguist, and I wanted it a bit catchier. I went to a Thesaurus to find same initially lettered, more sophisticated words. Now it’s a tongue twister to voice it, but it sounds better.

No.8 How do you handle personal criticism?
I’m an only child, so if it’s constructive, I listen. I tried to do accents in my first books. I studied certain inflections, and pronunciations to words, but all that extra work was in vain. It was very accurate in technicality, but it was difficult to read. It took away from the story. I write my books for my fans, and read all my reviews to make my books better. If they aren’t trolls, I listen. I understand I’m not infallible.

No.9 Why should people read your book?
My books are built for enjoyment. The reason I don’t do non-fiction books is because the things I know intimately have become outdated. Fiction is timeless. Look at Rome & Juliette. The time changed, but they made it current for the time with West Side Story, and refined genres with Warm Bodies. My stories, with modification, can be a good story in any time frame. Even Riddley Scott’s interpretation of Phil K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Bladerunner) was a futuristic noir adventure. Read my story to see if you enjoy the tale. I worked very hard to make it entertaining.

No.10 Why is there something rather than nothing?
Something is a creationist’s duty to display. Nothing is a blank page. An author looks at that empty page, and is compelled to fill it with something. It is a good disease to be afflicted with. Something is always better than nothing.

Thank you Kyle 🙂
For taking the time to answer
my questions & the best of luck with your new book!

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In the medieval times, there was an immortal that was the perceived scourge back then. Chorlisr, a protector from the Ktaldeik (Tal-DEEK) had to defend the village against the eternal. He had to use witchcraft in order to damage him.

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The immortal, Gavis, was just sitting by a fire with his eternal mate in a cottage outside the village when Chorlisr attacked them without provocation. Chorlisr attacked, and inadvertently killed his eternal mate, Renae,. As Gavis vowed revenge, Chorlisr used witchcraft once more to destroy Gavis. He was affected, but ran into the wood to a dark wizard so he could be healed. He took a potion, but slept in a mountain range for one thousand years.

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In the 24th century, Chorlisr was long since dead so Gavis had to find his descendants to wipe out Chorlisr’s lineage for good. He destroyed all but one. Adama Aruna was a history mentor, and also Chorlisr’s last descendant. She became Gavis’ target for his deadly malevolence, so he engaged her at a club to administer annihilation. Adama escaped the murderous deluge, and now has to learn magick to defeat the bitter eternal with a perpetual grudge. Can she do it in time?

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