Rave Reviews Blog Tour: Kenneth Kerr, Author

Kenneth Kerr book

When Rave Reviews contacted me about promoting Kenneth Kerr’s book, I jumped at the chance.  The title alone intrigued me enough to where I had to know more. So, without further ado, I will let Mr. Kerr have the proverbial floor.

Please welcome Mr. Kenneth Kerr:

About the Author

Hi. My pen name is Kenneth J. Kerr, but most people call me Ken. I am retired after a successful business career, which included extensive international travel and living overseas in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Japan for almost a decade. After retirement, I lived in Russia for a year as a Peace Corps volunteer. I began my writing career ‘late in life’, just over two years ago. My second novel, “The First Madam President (and the dirty bombs)” was published in May 2014 and is available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon and as an e-book in all formats at Smashwords.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JYKNS3S Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/432665 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thefirstmadampresident Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kkerr19963 Website: http://kkerr19963.wordpress.com

Me:  Sounds like a very exciting life–lots of different places, languages, tastes, etc. I’m sure that flavored your writing as well. 

How I decided to write my second book

I wrote my first book, “Life of a Double Agent” in 2013. Originally, I decided to wait to begin a second book until I had successfully marketed my first book. After several months of somewhat successful book sales, I decided not to wait any longer and began my second novel. I realized how much I had enjoyed the actual writing process of writing my first novel, and started writing again even though the marketing efforts for the first book were still on going. Basically, I changed my priorities from big commercial success to the thing I most enjoy, the writing process. The result is my second novel, a political suspense story, “The First Woman President (and the dirty bombs).” I hope you enjoy it.

 

Book Excerpt

The President had only met Ann once before, but her initial impressions of the young lady were very positive. She smiled inwardly realizing that the CIA Director had given Ann a more important role in this meeting.

“Ann, you and your Director were here previously on the suspected plot, and I said come back when you have more evidence that will stand up in court. Do you think we are there yet?”

Ann responded, “Madam President, with all due respect, you may be using the wrong standard. My team is tasked with following Al Qaeda, collecting intelligence, analyzing the intelligence and the situation, and preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. Sometimes we collect intelligence in ways that would not meet the standard required in a court of law. We may have that situation facing us now. It is highly likely that a cell of terrorists plan to attack sites in Washington D.C soon. It could be tomorrow, or the next day or several days from now. Hopefully, they are using fake explosives and will be unsuccessful. I don’t want to take that chance. And Madam President, I don’t think you should take that chance either. We have reliable intelligence that indicates an attack is imminent. I don’t believe you want to be known as the President who had intel about an attack and did not act. There are times when the standard for evidence useable in a trial, may be too high. This may be one of those times.”

The President stared at Ann. Everyone else in the room was dead silent, wondering how the President would respond to Ann’s comments.

This sounds terrific–and very, very believable.  I hope you are extremely successful in all of your endeavors. Thanks for stopping by!

We welcome questions and comments–would love to hear from you!

Kenneth Kerr Photo

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23 Responses to Rave Reviews Blog Tour: Kenneth Kerr, Author

  1. Congrats on your tour, Kenneth. Thanks for hosting, K.R. Morrison.

  2. kkerr19963 says:

    Thanks for hosting the Rave Reviews Blog Tour and thanks for your comments.

  3. jsherwin2013 says:

    Congratulations, Ken, on your time in the spotlight. Jennie

  4. Congratulations, Kenneth! What an exciting journey you’ve had. K.R, thanks for being such an awesome supporter of the “SPOTLIGHT” program here at Rave Reviews Book Club. wp.me/P49Fi9-8X

  5. Bill Ward says:

    Sounds like my kind of book Ken! Congrats on being in the spotlight.

  6. The book looks really exciting! Congrats! 🙂

  7. Congrats on the tour and thanks K for hosting

  8. Congrats Ken! All the best on your tour! Hope it gives you a real boost! 🙂
    Leisl.

  9. Maggie Thom says:

    Congratulations on your book Ken. I love the excerpt and have added The First Madam President to my TBR. The cover is very intriguing. What inspired it?

  10. It’s great to see you in the spotlight, Kenneth. Enjoy. Thanks, K., for featuring Kenneth.

  11. Loren Weaver says:

    Ken,
    You have a tight writing style and vivid descriptions that made me interested in your book right off! Congrats!

  12. What a GREAT excerpt! Congrats on your SPOTLIGHT Author nomination, Kenneth! K.R., thank you so much for hosting. Your support is greatly appreciated. xoxo 🙂

  13. Jo Jenner says:

    I am intriged and will follow your blog tour with interest.

  14. Congratulations Kenneth on your time in the Spotlight. I have added The First Madam President to my TBR list. I love the title!

  15. dalefurse says:

    Hi, K.R. and congrats, Ken. A well chosen excerpt. Anne could be anything. She might be sincere in her warning or she could have ulterior motives. I’m interested in her already. 🙂

  16. johnapriest says:

    Well done on your tour Kenneth, the book sounds really exciting! A great blog K.R. nicely done!

  17. Great post! Thanks K.R for hosting!

  18. Shirley L. Slaughter says:

    CONGRATULATIONS KENNETH KERR SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR. Enjoy your time. Great looking post too.Your excerpt is timely seeing that we are on a constant state of alert in the here and now. We are into a brave new world and its frightening. Good luck on your book!

  19. Marlena H. says:

    Congrats on being in the SPOTLIGHT, Ken!!
    Thank you so much, KR, for hosting him and showing your support. 🙂

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