John Kenny


John Kenny has been a firefighter since 1989. It was perhaps karma, having accidently accidentally set fire to his parents’ house when he was seventeen. He has not tried to make french fries since. John lives outside Ottawa, Canada with his wife Liz. The Spark is his first novel. When not running into burning buildings he is an avid sailor, enthusiastic traveler and mediocre hockey player.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
My reading tastes are very broad. I don't stick to just one genre. Among my favorites are thrillers, historical fiction, biography, the classics and science fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle. I confess, I'm still getting used to it. I'm of that age where adapting to new technology doesn't come as easily. For me there's still nothing like stretching out on the couch with a good cup of coffee, the cat purring on my lap and a real paper and ink book in my hands.
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Where to buy in print


The Spark
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Spark is a fast paced, intelligent thriller that offers an insider’s view of the unique and demanding world of firefighting. Written by a veteran firefighter, the book gives a firsthand account of the merciless heat and blinding smoke, the camaraderie and conflict, the moments of grim hilarity, unexpected grace and heartbreaking tragedy that are part of life in the fire service.

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arson    fire    fire department    fire fighter    fire fighting    firefighter    nsa    sailing    toronto