Friday, April 29, 2011

Indie Author Showcase 10: J. Robert Kennedy

Today's Indie Author Showcase features J. Robert Kennedy. I think a quote from his own website seems to sum up the writer perfectly: "J. Robert Kennedy wrote his first story when he was five... Everyone in it died." If that doesn't get your attention, you've got ice cubes where your heart should be.

In addition to the work described below, J. Robert Kennedy has also published short fiction, as well as a novel called "The Protocol", which was published through Lachesis Publishing. Be sure to visit his website for news and more information about his work.

And now, from the author himself...

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Book Title: Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery)

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Your Book in 1000 Words or Less:
Would you help, would you run, or would you just watch? When a young woman is brutally assaulted by two men on the subway, her cries for help fall on the deaf ears of onlookers too terrified to get involved, her misery ended with the crushing stomp of a steel-toed boot. A cell phone video of her vicious murder, callously released on the Internet, its popularity a testament to today's depraved society, serves as a trigger, pulled a year later, for a killer. When emailed a video documenting the final moments of a woman's life, entertainment reporter Aynslee Kai, rather than ask why the killer chose her to tell the story, decides to capitalize on the opportunity to further her career. Assigned to the case is Hayden Eldridge, a detective left to learn the ropes by a disgraced partner, and as videos continue to follow victims, he discovers they were all witnesses to the brutal subway murder a year earlier, proving sometimes just watching is fatal.

Depraved Difference is a fast-paced murder suspense novel with enough laughs, heartbreak, terror and twists to keep you on the edge of your seat, then knock you flat on the floor with an ending so shocking, you'll read it again just to pick up the clues.

Book Link:
Depraved Difference (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery)

Author Website:

Something Unique About Your Writing Process:
I don't plan what I write. I prefer to start writing, and see where it goes. This turns the writing process into a reading process as well; I don't know where things are heading when I start. I remember writing Depraved Difference and killing a character I had expected to have survive. I actually shed a tear! If I had planned out the book from beginning to end as some do, I never would have had that experience.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, J. Robert Kennedy and L. David Hesler! *g*

    Shall we make it Robert and David or diminutives thereof?

    Anyway, Depraved Difference sounds like a kick-ass thriller. I think I've see it mentioned, perhaps by you, Robert, on KindleBoards. I grabbed a sample just now. Good luck with your book.

    David, obviously I followed you back here from my blog. Thanks for following. I've returned the favor.

    Best wishes,
    Joan Reeves