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Blog Tour stop and interview with Kenneth G. Bennett

 

Synopsis: 

Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems.

Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.

What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.

With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain.

 

Interview:

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. What kind of books do you write? When did you start? Where are

you from etc.

I began writing stories at age 6 and have made my living as an ad copywriter for the past 20 or so years. I’ve worked on campaigns for Disney, Volvo, Carl’s Jr., Starbucks, Amazon and a number of other clients. My first two novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA were YA. My new book, EXODUS 2022, is a SciFi Thriller

2. Most authors also read a lot in addition to their writing. What kind of books to you prefer to read? Who are some of your favorite authors?

Favorite authors include Stephen King, Carols Ruiz Zafron, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Lee Child, Jorge Luis Borges, John Grisham, Justin Cronin, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Amy Tan. I read a huge variety of books but enjoy thrillers the most.

3. Tell us about your book.

EXODUS 2022 is the story of a young man who suddenly begins suffering life threatening hallucinations and learns that the “visions” destroying his mind may provide clues to a looming global calamity.

4. Do you have a favorite character in your book? Do fans gravitate towards one character more than others and why do you think that is?

Joe Stanton is the lead character in my book and the character I identify with the most. Readers seem to like Joe and his girlfriend Ella; and seem to despise the villain of the story, Sheldon Beck.

5. Do you listen to music when writing? What kind of music would best suit your novels?

The theme from Gladiator

6. If your book were made into a movie, who would play your characters in your dream cast.

Tom Hardy as Joe Stanton. Jennifer Lawrence as Ella. Michael Fassbender as Sheldon Beck.

7. If you had a chance to collaborate with any author, indie or mainstream, who would it be and why?

J.R.R. Tolkien, but that might be a little difficult.

8. What’s next on your agenda?

A book called THE HEALER, about a man who discovers later in life that he possesses a unique healing power. A power that could change the world.

 

Author Bio: 

Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds. THE GAIA WARS series was optioned for film by Identity Films, LA in 2012, and both GAIA and BATTLE have been featured as Top 100 Bestsellers in Teen Literature and Fiction on Amazon. Kirkus Reviews called THE GAIA WARS “A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character.”

 

Book links:

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20641630-exodus-2022

LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/work/14672242

Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/37400967/Exodus-2022

Excerpt: http://www.kennethgbennettbooks.com/2014/01/26/EXODUS-2022-a-new-sci-fi-thriller-coming-may-2014/

Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-2022-Kenneth-G-Bennett-ebook/dp/B00IRL8O2U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394549551&sr=8-1&keywords=exodus+2022

Author links:

website: http://www.kennethgbennettbooks.com

GR: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5131305.Kenneth_G_Bennett

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Exodus2022

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kennethgbennett/

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1 Kindle Fire

15 signed paperbacks

 

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