About Me & my book:
My name is Jeffrey Kippel and I wrote an uplifting, laugh-out-loud sci-fi comedy adventure for all ages! It is full of “twists and turn” making it a fun “ride” that takes you away into a world of imagination, escape & fun! It reached the top 300 in Humour/Satire on Audible & Top 100 in various Humour categories on Amazon.
I am also the Co-Host of Tuning IN with Jeff… and sometimes Mindy. It is a talk and interview show featuring Authors, Writers, Poets, Storytellers, Narrators, Screenwriters , Innovators, and Experts. It is a platform to share a book, message, philosophy, lived experience, creation and innovation with the intention of inspiring, educating, entertaining and empowering others. It’s also an opportunity to pause, tune in, and laugh, share some stories and get to know each other. The goal is also to help people express their creativity, innovation and knowledge to help others love better how they think, feel, act, look and dream‼️
My background is in the fitness, wellness and empowerment industries. Back in the late 90’s together with my wife Mindy Blackstien, we helped pioneer and launch the natural bodybuilding and fitness movements in Canada and expanded that around the world. This sparked the popularity of the "Fitness Model" industry and was showcased at FAME: Fitness And Model Expo in Toronto, the largest fitness consumer show of its kind. Soon the FAME World Tour became a destination event for the fitness and wellness industry, attracting enthusiasts globally.
We created World Natural Sports Organization, founded the FAME Agency, produced the FAME World Tour, co-produced a #1 hit TV show for Canada’s Sports Network (TSN) called the “TSN Fitness Series” and “Musclemania Canada” and published an international lifestyle magazine series called: FAME. The FAME World Tour was one of the largest and fastest growing event tours of its kind which gave us the privilege to speak on stages and to TV cameras around the world inspiring millions to take action and transform.
Going back even earlier In 1990, while studying creative writing at York University I published Canada's first environmental magazine, Recover: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
Today I also speak to audiences from kids to adults about creativity, mindfulness, science fiction and laughter, after all, it’s one of the best “medicines”! I am also an Ambassador & Strategic Connector for the RethinkFIT initiative, because being FIT goes beyond just strength and appearance, it’s about mental, emotional, social, spiritual and functional health too! It’s mission is empowering people with information, inspiration and insights so they can be happy, healthy and whole #unleashyoursuperhero
My book - The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand 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. I currently reside in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario, Canada with my amazing wife Mindy and our cat Oracle Spirit Spirit or “Aura” for short! I describe it as living in the middle of the forest on a lake!
1. Do you stay in one genre when you write or do you find yourself veering toward others?
Right now I stay in the one genre of comedy, focused in the sci-fi / fantasy worlds :)
2. Are you a panster, planner, or someone in between?
I like to go with the flow, while still keeping an overall theme/message in play
3. What is your writing routine like?My writing routine is all over the place, really based around being in the flow and creative state.
4. Tell me about your favorite character that you’ve created?
Both the characters Serbinand and Jime are my favorite as I guess they are based around adventures I had, or wanted to have lol
5. What was your favorite scene to create?
My favorite scene is the first one in chapter one, although there are so many I really like, including the tour of the ship and the games room!
6. What genre do you prefer to read?
I like to read a big cross section from fantasy and sci-fi, to empowerment and horror…
7. Where do you get character inspiration?
My initial inspiration came from Douglas Adams and this series of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… other inspiration is from shows like SCTV, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers…
8. Do you have any recurring themes in your book?
My book is full of messages of empowerment with the central theme of being in the moment going with the flow and enjoying life!
9. Marvel or DC? Do you have a favorite character?
Superman and Batman :)
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Youtube: Youtube Channel