Renney Senn


I was born in San Diego, California and attended Brown Military Academy and then San Diego Military Academy (SDMA) for my college prep education. Unfortunately, such schools often have reputations for being a desperate parent's last refuge to straighten out their wayward kid. I found the experience both enjoyable and, in retrospect, invaluable. I still correspond with a number of my SDMA classmates.

After high school graduation, I attended The University of the Seven Seas (now World Campus Afloat) in 1965. On the third day of the trip, I met my future wife, Susie Orr. My sophomore and junior years were spent at the University of California at San Diego where I founded and edited what is now UCSD’s official university newspaper. Unfortunately, I found the newspaper considerably more alluring then UCSD’s then hardcore-science undergraduate curriculum. Needing clinical courses for my career as a clinical psychologist, I finished my senior year at UCLA.

My graduate work was completed at Chapman University where I received my master’s in counseling psychology in 1971. Susie and I had been married for two years by then, and we were fortunate enough to take a second around-the-world tour, but this time as staff; she was the secretary to the dean of the ship and I was doing my counseling psychology internship.

Despite my expectations of completing my doctorate and becoming a clinician, I was suddenly redirected to a career in business when my father urgently needed temporary help with his real estate development company. This led to my founding a small venture capital company that funded the television production side of the David Frost – Richard Nixon Television Interviews in 1977.

Since then I have founded or co-founded seven other companies involved in real estate, television post production, manufacturing, telecommunications, and software. Upon reflection, I can only attribute this repetitive, feverish effort to some genetic defect. Two of these companies became public entities and all of them provided a wealth of experiences that I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed and, in several cases, survived.

Now in retirement, I have returned to what I first experienced at the Triton Times, writing. After completing a manuscript that tells the unbelievable story of my telecommunications company, I decided to write a novel, The Turncoat. I had the germ of the idea many years ago but only recently decided to return to it and finish the story. The electronic book is to be released in March 2018. I am developing ideas for other novels that should be forthcoming soon.

Smashwords Interview

What prompted you to write this story?
My originally chosen career was as a clinical psychologist, although life had a different plan. Fundamental to being successful in this profession requires the ability to perceive the world through someone else's senses. The Turncoat takes that basic idea a long step forward into a bizarre dimension. The story shows how someone can be completely refashioned into a fundamentally different human being given extreme enough circumstances.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing a novel is not all that different from reading except that you are the one propelling the storyline to its climax. Having the freedom to create characters, embellish them, and place them where they can lift a black-and-white plot into being a technicolor drama I find nothing short of thrilling.
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The Turncoat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,900. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Jed Haiger is an unfathomable mystery. In 1928 semirural Alabama, Jed's knowledge of horrific KKK crimes has become a death trap when he is transformed into the ultimate prey. Jed’s gifted younger sister and a blockbuster federal trial thrust him into being an enigmatic national hero with a deadly secret. His fame leads to a shocking conclusion of violence and redemption that stuns the nation.

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courtroom    crime    drama    heroine action    kkk    klan    murder    mystery    racial hatred    suspense