I am excited to have Author Kenneth Eade, known for his legal and political thrillers, as a guest on my blog today.
What is your name and where do you call home? My name is Kenneth Eade and I live with my wife and our little dog part-time in France and part-time in Russia.
Wow, my husband and I went to France for a week last year. It was beautiful. I can’t imagine living there.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? It’s called “Killer.com,” and it’s about a group of cyber stalkers who take anonymous cyber bullying to its highest level – by contracting for a murder online.
Cyber-bullying, actually bullying of any kind is a very serious issue right now. With the growing amounts of bullying in schools and online I can imagine there was a lot of materials to draw from for your research.
Murder goes high tech with deadly consequences in the latest book of the #1 Legal Thriller Series
Journey to the sordid depth of the “Dark Web.”
A mob of anonymous cyber stalkers torments lawyer Brent Marks with defamatory posts on the Internet in this latest installment of the legal thriller series. When Marks sues to enjoin their libelous publication, the stalkers hide behind the immunity of the Communications Decency Act. Then a mysterious anonymous killer for hire arrives, and Brent finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Is the above book part of a series? Yes, it is part of the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series.
What or who inspired you to start writing? When I see something or experience something that I feel strongly about, I become inspired to write a fictional story around the issue. That’s how I came up with stories that delve into bank fraud, personal freedoms, police brutality, and the latest on Internet stalking.
I think that is so true for a lot of authors. Many of us see something or hear something small, and instantly it can spark an idea that leads to something huge. I love it when that happens.
And how long have you been writing? This is my third year writing novels. Before that, I kept busy practicing law and writing opinion pieces for the local law journals.
Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? I prefer paperbacks to read and hard covers to collect. But I read most books on my Kindle.
I’m the same way. I love to hold a book in my hands when I read, but more and more I find myself turning to my kindle app on my iPad. I like the idea that I can hold an entire library in my purse.
Are you a self-published/Indie author? I’m both self-published and one of my books, “A Patriot’s Act,” is traditionally published.
What is your opinion of novellas? Having written one, I can venture the completely un-biased opinion that they are fun to read.
Yes, completely unbiased, lol. Well, I’ve never written one (not yet) but I would agree with you. Short and sweet, if done well they can be great between book fillers. I’m actually getting ready to start a novella as the 4th book in my Blood Angel Series. I’ve had a number of readers reach out and ask when the next book in that series is coming out, and although I had planned on being done after the third book, they want to know more about Phoebe so I’m giving her a book of her own. I’m sure you have come across similar situations in your writing.
What is your favorite film based on a book? “Anatomy of a Murder” with James Stewart
What is your favorite book genre at the moment? I’m reading legal thrillers. I never used to like them before I started writing them and now I’m reading the legal thrillers of Paul Levine.
I actually find your answer fascinating. I’m surprised to hear that you never liked to read the genre you write until you started writing it. Most new authors, I think, tend to start writing in the genre they enjoy reading the most.
Where can your readers follow you?
Author Kenneth Eade, best known for his legal and political thrillers, practiced law for 30 years before publishing his first novel, “An Involuntary Spy.” Eade, an up and coming author in the legal thriller and courtroom drama genre, has been described by critics as “Brilliant when it comes to creating complicated, intriguing stories that end in mind-blowing surprises, who have said that his novels will remind readers of John Grisham, proving that Kenneth Eade deserves to be on the same lists with the world’s greatest thriller authors.”
Says Eade of the comparisons, “Readers compare me in style to John Grisham and, although there are some similarities, because John also likes to write about real topics and we are both lawyers, all of my novels are rooted in reality, not fantasy.”
Eade has written seven novels, which are now in the process of being translated into ten languages.