Interview with Archie Kennedy

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually, "Yakima Nights is the first story I ever wrote. I had other stories that I never finished. So, I decided to stop procrastinating and see this story to the end.
What is your writing process?
I have none. I actually get the urge to write and I just go at it. I feel like that is my super power sort of. I can knock out a short story within 2 minutes if I want too.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, It was a set of short stories by the author O Henry. I was around 8 or 9 when I first started reading his work. I always admired him and his style of writing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire
Describe your desk
I don't have one. The world is my desk. I could be sitting at a bus stop and if I get a idea I will starting writing on my hand if need be.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. Its a very dangerous city and it made me hate the urban culture. So, in my short stories I rarely talk about city themes. However, in my short story trilogy "Dealing With Smoke", I do incorporate some of the things I learn in Norfolk.
When did you first start writing?
22
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well I'm working on a story called "Chasing Nicole", I wont give to much away, but my muse in this story was a female in the United States Army I use to work with.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I needed something to help with my PSTD and I felt creating my own world would help.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The freedom of creating and controlling a situation.
What are you working on next?
Two stories "Chasing Nicole" and "Dealing With Smoke Part 3".
Published 2015-07-30.
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Books by This Author

Dealing With Smoke: Confession of a Military Drug Dealer (Own and Dominate Book 2)
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"Dealing With Smoke Part 2" is the second installment to the intriguing short story about Drug Dealer Michael and his military empire. The story leaves off from the deal Michael made with another party to expand his business. Also, his affair with Tina, his best friends wife, takes a turn for the worst. He soon learns becoming a king is easy but to maintain the position comes with sacrifice.
Chasing Nicole: One Night in Seattle
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Adam woke to find his room and life in ruin. People are after him, some even want to hurt him and he doesn't know why. His only clue is a mysterious girl name Nicole. She is the cause and solution, the only problem is he cannot find her. With his friend Justin by his side, he will attempt to find Nicole and unravel his wild and crazy night.
Dealing With Smoke: Confessions of a Military Drug Dealer
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"Dealing with Smoke: Trilogy" is the first hand account about how an enlisted soldier became one of the most lucrative drug dealers you will never know. Michael came in the U.S. Army with the intent to become the next Eisenhower. However, he quickly learned that "good guys" don't make it to the top.
Yakima Nights
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
While conducting a field problem, Andre, an enlisted soldier, fall in love with 2nd Lieutenant Taylor Coles. Both are in committed relationships and unsuccessfully try to keep their love from getting out of hand. However, once they learn that there will be a 30 day training event; they try to pursue a relationship while keeping it under wraps.