Young author, Kesten E. Harris is someone that we can all learn from. He is someone who has defied and broken every barrier that life has tried to throw at him. Although he had been diagnosed with autism, had some battles with depression, and was bullied in school, he let none of these things detour him from going onto do phenomenal things! Graduating with honors from high school wasn’t the only great thing he’s done. He’s also a three-time published author. Having the opportunity to sit and chat with Kesten was absolutely amazing!

Please introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Kesten E. Harris and I am an author, gamer, and cyclist. I have loved books since I was a kid so I have picked a career that allows me to write them for a living.

Tell us about the book business that you’ve developed.

I have a business called, Kesten E. Harris Stardust Books aka Stardust Books. It’s my writing business where I write and release a new book every three months or so.

When did you know you wanted to be an author?

I have wanted to be an author and own my own business since I was 10-years-old. I love writing stories and being creative.

What has been your greatest challenge as a new author?

Earning back and recouping the money I have invested in editing and self-publishing my books, it is an expensive business.

Tell us something no one knows you like?

I like anime which are Japanese cartoons.

What do you tell yourself when you feel like none of what you are doing is going anywhere?

Keep writing, it’s going somewhere!

What exciting project are you working on?

I am finishing the fourth and final book of The Explorer Series. I am also working on a young adult fantasy novel series.

What final words do you want to share?

Please read books! I feel that books are awfully unappreciated nowadays and I want to change that.

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