Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Interview with Author Kenneth Hoss @kennhoss

Interview With Author Kenneth Hoss 

Author of Storm Rising, the first book in the Kelli Storm series

Kenn has agreed to answer a few questions for his readers today.Thank you Kenn.

1.) What or who inspired you to write?  And how long have you been writing?

It was a little of both. I loved reading Sci-fi and Fantasy novels as a kid, and I guess that spurred me to write my own stories. The “who” would be some of my favorite authors, both then and now. I started writing in High School, which seems like a life time ago, though at the time it was mostly for “me”. I started again while in the Navy and even completed a Fantasy novel, though I was naive and sent it to a self-publishing house and never saw it again. My latest foray into the writing world began just a little over 3 years ago.

2.) Some writers find they plot their novels then write them they are known as plotters others just  write as the ideas come and are known as pantsers. Which are you or are you a bit if both?

With the Kelli Storm series, I had all three books plotted out in my head before I started writing. With Storm Rising, I did a rough outline and then my research. I did a bio for Kelli, her mother and her partner. Of course as the story progressed, Kelli took more control and of course I had to follow. With book two I did the bios and a skeletal outline, but it’s mostly by the seat of my pants.

3.) As a writer do you find yourself trying to put yourself into your character’s mind?

Always. Though lately it seems more like Kelli is the one putting herself into my mind.

4.) Who are your favourite authors?

Tough question simply because there are so many. If I have to narrow it down, then I have to go with David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy. Among my favorite Indies, I have to say that Everett Powers, Carolyn Arnold and Steve Umstead.

5.) What can you tell us about your books ?

This first book in the series introduces Kelli and the people in her immediate life. It delves into both her professional and personal life, and how she deals with the conflicts that arise in both.

Here is the blurb for Storm Rising, the first book in the Kelli Storm series.

When a murder investigation turns Detective Kelli Storm’s attention to a drug kingpin, the last thing she expected was to find a link to her father’s killer from twenty years earlier. Detectives Kelli Storm and Bill Hayes are investigating multiple homicides in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. After a young woman is murdered, Kelli tracks the killer to a Gentleman’s Club in Manhattan. There she locates an unwilling witness. When the woman is assaulted and left dying, the investigation takes a new twist. The DEA steps in and takes over, forcing Kelli off the case. Kelli decides to take a different approach. Working behind the scenes, she pulls out one of her father’s old case files and finds a connection between the killer and his murder.

6.) What are you writing now? Is there a sequel to Storm Rising?
I am currently working on the second book in the Kelli Storm series, Storm Warning. I have set a deadline for myself to have the it available by Spring of 2012. The third book in the series, Eye of the Storm is slated for Fall/Winter 2012.

Where can readers purchase your book?

You can purchase Storm Rising – A Kelli Storm Novel at the following on-line retailers for eBooks.

Coming soon in Paperback on

Now in e-book at :

Independent Author Network -
His coveted first position on five star books


Kenneth Hoss was born at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth served a combined total of fourteen years on active duty from 1974 to 1987 in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He has lived in several States, including South Carolina and California.
Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel is a Police Procedural and is the first book in a three book series. Storm Warning, the next book, has a planned release of Spring 2012.
Kenneth is currently single and lives in Irving, Texas.

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Thank you Kenn for this enlightening interview sounds like a great book and a bargain for a short time at only 99cents .


  1. Thanks for this interview, Sheilagh! I'm going to wait for the hard copy to come out, since I enjoy reading before bed, and Kindles are overload for my brain... besides, I love the feel of the pages flipping...

    Good questions, intriguing answers! Peace, Amy

  2. Great interview by both. Kenneth, I wish you much success- you know that. I am also honored you consider me on of your favorite indies. :)