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Author Blog Tour Stop, Kenneth S Murray

So today I get to welcome author Kenneth S Murray to Drako’s Den today as a guest poster.  He’s the author of the Second Creation, which there will be info about at the end of this post as well as links to buy it. 

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Turn the lights off in your Den – now you’re inside my mind. My wife says I’m a dark writer; prone to create violence, terror, sex, evil people; but of course, the good guys have to come into the stories.

Many successful mystery writers, New York Times best sellers, are formula writers. The writer has the same hero, but dreams up new settings and villains to chase. A lot of readers like that approach, it’s a comfort thing, and for some writers it’s a ticket to big volume sales. Look at Lee Child’s hero, Jack Reacher. That’s an example.

But, as Robert Frost said in his beautiful poem, ‘I took the road less traveled, and it has made all the difference.’ Not in money or fame – that may never happen, but to me, writing is more of a way, or a yoga, a somewhat spiritual path, a sense of self-satisfaction that no non-writer can understand.

Writing has opened new doors in my mind and new experiences in my life. For the past four years, I took time off from writing novels and became fascinated with poetry. I took college critique courses on writing poetry, studied the art, and I’ve made a few presentations at the Orlando Museum of Art, where the curator and I created ‘paintings and poetry.’ Soon I will produce a book of my poems.

Now I’m back into novels. I’ve always wanted to see if I could write in difference genres, all with different characters. My first thought about a book was inspired back in the mid-1990’s by the Shoemaker-Levy comet, captured by the Hubble Space-craft, as all twenty-one pieces of it slammed, one by one, into the planet, Jupiter.

But just suppose the last piece veered off into space and came at earth. I wrote some of it, then put it aside to write and finish my first book, “The Final Plan.” A post World War II Nazi thriller on an international scale, that’s written in flash-backs from 1945 to the mid-1990’s.

I don’t restrict myself with out-lines. Many authors do, but I determine the theme of a novel and just sit at my computer and write it. It’s a method that flows with feelings and ideas.

Now I thought – I want to write about a heist, a robbery, but something original, not just another bank, armored truck, or jewelry theft, etc. So I spent some time in my office thinking, “what would be the biggest theft ever that one could imagine?” Of course, the mother of all heists – the U. S. gold depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Publishing is another matter. I love to write, but I’m not into marketing. I need a good literary agent, but then they’re just as hard to get as an editor at Simon and Schuster, or any other publishing house.

The development of the internet, electronic books have given authors a new life. We’re not dependent on literary agents or publishing house editors anymore. We don’t have to beg and submit query letters, etc. Now all four of my novels are e-Books. I’m jumping into space and riding the web.

About Kenneth S. Murray:Kenneth S. Murray Headshot

Kenneth S. Murray lives with his wife Beth in Winter Park and has sons and daughters and three grandchildren. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he served in a top secret cryptographic unit of the U. S. Army in the Pentagon during the Korean war organizing intelligence from codes deciphered by the National Intelligence Agency. He moved to Florida in 1958, retired early and for the past fifteen years has been writing novels and poetry.www.kennethsmurray.com  www.facebook.com/KenMurrayAuthor

About The Second Creation:

The Second Creation weaves together two stories; a life ending comet strike on earth, and inter-galactic war within the Realm of the Galaxies.
Research by Sandia National Laboratories Comet Impact Simulations brings incredible reality, and biosphere life begins a new human story.
Dunge Katorsay, an Apostle of the Anti-Christ, leads his forces from the Draco Constellation to defeat the realm and become its chairman.
Brian Hudson and Charlotte Tennyson are introduced as earth embryos. Both are born years later on another planet.
Charlotte is captured by Draco forces; her memory copied into her physical clone, who returns to Brian to spy on the realm. Charlotte’s bisexual tendencies were revealed, and she is kept by Dr. Sorsin, the lesbian bio-engineering genius.
The ending above the earth, as their forces collide, is a horrific battle between the Anti-Christ and the second coming of a God child.

Social Links:

·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KenMurrayAuthor

·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenMurrayAuthor

·         Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/148016.Kenneth_S_Murray

Where to Purchase:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Second-Creation-ebook/dp/B00DTW5TL6

Barnes & Noble BN.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-second-creation-ken-murray/1115952150?cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-10:1&r=1

Giveaway:

·         First Prize: Kindle Paperwhite

·         Second Prize: $50 Amazon Giftcard

·         Third Prize: $25 Amazon Giftcard

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  1. September 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hello Drako,
    On behalf of Kenneth and Book Marketing Services, I would like to thank you for hosting Kenneth today on drakosden. He has been looking forward to being your guest today. If any of your followers have any questions and/or comments they would like to share with Kenneth, please leave them in the comment box. He will be by later in the day to respond to everyone.
    Please remember to enter the giveaway to win one of three prizes. First prize is Kindle Paperwhite, second prize is a $50 Amazon Gift Card and third prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
    Join us tomorrow when Kenneth will be the guest of Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/author-spotlights/.

  2. Kelly Gordon
    September 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Day 2 visit 🙂 Love your thoughts very interesting read 🙂

    • September 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Kelly – Thanks for following. I hope life is treating you well. I stick a little post-it note where I see it every morning. It says, “One life, live it.” Kinda’ starts my day on the right path.
      Best, Ken

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