A Short Biography of Kevin Quigley
(this is the "official" bio -- a more informal one to come)
Since grade school, writing has been the focus of my life. In high school, I became an editor for the school literary magazine, Stone Soup. I sometimes submitted to the magazine under pseudonyms because the publishers felt there were already too many Kevin Quigley stories. During this time, I wrote over thirty short stories, one novel, and a multitude of poems. At the completion of senior year, I received the 1993 Creative Writing Award, an achievement I am still proud of.
Leaving home at age eighteen was difficult for me, but writing helped me through that particularly tough time. High school in the past, I was suddenly able to explore new realms in fiction. I challenged myself by attempting different genres, such as science fiction, satire, and screenplays. By the late nineties, I felt confident enough to attempt a full-length novel. Then working under my own goal of producing one thousand words a day, I was able to complete the book fairly quickly, moving on to further short stories, and, eventually, another novel.
I also began writing book and film reviews for such publications as Phantasmagoria magazine, US Times Bestseller List & Review and genrEZONE. Working in the nonfiction field gave me the impetus to begin a journal, at least a page a day written upon completion of that day's fiction writing.
I am now at work on a third novel, a mystery, setting my fiction goal at two thousand words per day. Writing has always been, and continues to be, my greatest passion.
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