- Mentor, coach, speaker, ambassador for #rethinkFIT, & author
Readers, let’s give a good, hearty welcome to this week’s guest!
Jeffrey Kippel is the author of the book The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand. He is also an Ambassador for the rethinkFIT initiative which is all about spreading the message that being FIT goes beyond just strength and appearance, that it also includes mental, emotional, social, spiritual, financial, and functional health too. He mentors & coaches people who want to empower others to love better how they think, feel, act, look and dream.
His book helps to spread the message too as it is also about escapism, self-discovery, and growth, with a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments in between.
Jeffrey, thanks for agreeing to be here today. Most interviews start off with the boring stuff, but I know what readers REALLY want to know.
If you could have any pet (real/fantasy/no-allergies/no worries about feeding it) what would it be?
Well, I’ve had dogs, which are awesome, and I now have a cat which is also pretty cool. What would be awesome is to have a Unicorn! Yup, how much fun would that be to ride and mesmerize people! I can ride on the ground, in the air, or fly above the water. I could go to the highest places and feel the rush of running through the forest. Yup, that would be a cool pet!
Sounds super fun! (I think you meant pegacorn)
What do you write? And how did you get started?
My main focus is comedy… well, sci-fi comedy, and adventure. I started writing more seriously in my early to mid-teens. Poems, reflections, short stories, and then I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and everything changed. I loved the books, the silly, imaginative, and fun experience. Mostly, the fact that a book made me laugh, and laugh out loud!
So, when the series ended I wanted it to continue so I started writing my own adventure. It was mainly for me, and I would laugh while thinking about it, laugh again when writing it, and then once more, normally out loud, when I read it! When my friends laughed too I knew that this was something I wanted to do.
A great inspiration book!
What do you like to read?
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, the Classics in all kinds of genres, and empowerment and mindfulness. Keeping a wide variety keeps my mind open to all kinds of styles and experiences.
They say that the widely-read author is the best author.
Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that doesn’t work for you
Some love creating a full storyboard, character analysis, and plot outline. That does not work for me.
Understandable. I’ve heard some writers say that, once they know what will happen, they lose all momentum on the story.
Name one commonly accepted piece of writing advice that works for you
Create first, edit later.
Well, I’m the kind of sharing guy lol. My advice would be to be in the moment… I believe that to be in the flow requires a certain degree of quieting the mind so that the “downloads” can come through easily. Getting into that creative, imaginative state can put you into the state of just writing, leaving the “thinking” mind out of the picture… well, at least until edit time lol
Definitely! Going back to edit can destroy that creative flow for many of us.
Shameless Self-Promotion time!
Ever woke up in the wrong body, on a strange planet, hearing voices from someone you never met?
Well…from deltic spagnoids to the Algernon Sector Serbinand and his slightly annoying, yet really supersmart ship Godfried careened across the somewhat vast universe intersecting with Jime and Orville in some bizarre galactic space disruption that turned everyone’s world completely upside down, or right side up…ahh…or was it inside out…umm, outside in maybe… Or.. umm… well… everything changed.
Serbinand, an easygoing, fun, go-with-the-flow adventurer, takes a trip through space, time, and dimensions after switching bodies with an unsuspecting human on Earth.
The cast of characters learns to navigate through their new circumstances, with the occasional interruption from the author. Through new eyes, they get to experience the world with wonder, joy, some uncomfortable situations, and a lot of hilarious moments.
If you heard of or enjoyed the comedic style of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Space Force, Family Guy, Simpsons, Seinfeld, or the adventures of Star Wars, you will have a blast with this wacky journey too!