Growing up I was an avid fan of comics and cartoons. Most of my favorites centered around “team” mechanics, like the Avengers, X-Men, JLA, Bionic Six, Dungeons and Dragons and many others. I enjoyed how everyone worked together to combat evil, but at times ran the show from a single perspective.
I also loved the aspect of witchcraft, the supernatural, and the unseen world. I quickly became fascinated by the massive amounts of information available on the subjects while supplying myself a healthy dose of horror cinema and books to quench my thirst. I switched between books and movies through my teen years when I learned, all too well, that ginger haired and fair skinned people do not fare well in Florida’s, almost constant, stream of burning sunlight.
I grew up in the South and among the cow pastures, orange groves, and lazy summer days of sweet tea and mosquito bites, I listened and watched. Most of the things I remembered, the people, the talks, the places all became the inspiration for parts of my book coupled with my love of the supernatural and superhero worlds I so fondly remembered from my youth. -Taken from my interview with the Independent Author Network.
As a Florida native, Kester Finley grew up and around the backwoods of Zephyrhills. The country life with its slower pace, and with its mix of colorful characters eager to share, inspired him to write.
Fascinated by the unknown, the supernatural, he has spent time studying all forms of paranormal activity and history while being fully immersed in the world of superheroes and magic holding his head high as a geek, a lover of comics, and a damn good role player.
He now lives in Spring Hill, Florida whiling away the hours writing, trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up, and focusing on a return to his roots, nature, and the mystery of life beyond the veil.-Author Blurb.