Kevin’s back on the literary track
It’s been a busy six months for Onehunga author Kevin McIvor.
After recovering from an illness, caused by an tree branch piercing his chest, the writer and poet swung back into action to put out his literary booklets.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” he says.
Mr McIvor runs KayVee Productions, which he started about eight years ago, publishing his own work and compilations of other people’s poems.
He also produces two literary journals called Fresh and Nineteen-OSplash which go out to subscribers around the country and beyond.
Some of the work he managed to complete and publish after recovering last year include work by his mother Nell, who died in 1979, and a novel he wrote called Timeless Memories.
Mr McIvor produces the booklets’ content at home on his computer and designs the illustrations and covers with “number eight wire” ingenuity, before having them professionally printed.
“It’s a lot of work for a one-finger typist,” he says.
He put out eight booklets over Christmas alone and says the writing and publishing gives him something to do.
A former race car driver, his next project is an old stock car sitting on his front lawn which he hopes to do up when he has the time.
To subscribe to the journals, phone Kevin on 021-034-1332.
Prolific writer: Kevin McIvor is back into producing booklets after a long illness.