Kevin’s back on the lit­er­ary track

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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.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Pro­lific writer: Kevin McIvor is back into pro­duc­ing book­lets af­ter a long ill­ness.

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