Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including New Revolutions for a Small Planet; New Consciousness for a New World; After the Car; and the celebrated Dawn of the Akashic Age (with Ervin Laszlo). He previously worked in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on social futures; technology and new media communications; global affairs; and conscious evolution. Kingsley grew up in the UK and now lives in Andalusia, Spain. You can learn more about him at www.kingsleydennis.com.
Watkins: Which books and author inspired you to start writing?
Kingsley: To be truly honest – none. I started to write before I began seriously to read.
I wrote short stories when I was a little boy, yet I didn’t start to read until my mid-late teens. I started reading poetry before I read fiction. I especially loved the poems of D.H. Lawrence and Leonard Cohen. I started to write my own books of poetry when I was fifteen.
In terms of reading, I’ve always read more non-fiction than fiction. I started writing seriously because I always felt it – not because I was inspired by others. For me, writing was a way to find meaning in/from the world. It’s always been a necessity, like brushing your teeth!
W: What are your goals and intentions as a writer?
K: To find understanding and meaning, and to grow from this. And to share my explorations with others – to write in a way that others can understand and relate to.
W: What empowers you in your daily work and life?
K: The personal journey – knowing that I am working each day toward being more fully human, within a grand cosmos of meaning and purpose.
W: What is your next project?
K: To write and publish books for children – to share the worlds of magic, mystery, and meaning with young, creative, and joyful minds.
W: Is there anything you would say to your readers?
K: It’s never too late – you have all the resources you need within you. Good luck with your own personal journey – whatever path you choose.
Kingsley L. Dennis
The Phoenix Generation
Available from Watkins Publishing
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