An interview with Kent lowe
Why did you want to write?
I’ve always written stories. Even as a young child. Usually to escape into another world. My imagination has always been untameable that I either needed to sketch it or get it written on paper. My English teacher in year 11 once said that I’d either be a rent boy or a writer. I wasn’t successful as the first so thought I’d try the latter.
What made you write
A Bit Of Me?
I was stuck in a fantasy loop. Of magic and dystopias. It was actually making me hate reality so much that the real world depressed me. I knew I needed to write something contemporary, something real and something I know. And the thing I know most is my life.
Who's your favourite character and why?
Pam, George’s Nan. She’s a character that is dying out in this world. People find it hard to speak their mind these days in fear of offending others. Pam was my Nan, from the East End. She said it how it was and didn’t care. She didn’t mean any harm, she just couldn’t keep it in.
What's your favourite line in the book?
“He has little interest in three things. Religion, politics and the Kardashians.”
What's your favorite moment in the book?
This is a tough one. Maybe the scene after Jack leaves his mothers house and George goes back for him. It’s a moment when both characters finally let go of their inhibitions.