Ian Kingsley

Biography

I wanted to write from a very young age, and fiction was always the aim. But non-fiction came first: articles, and my first technical work, were published before I left school.

I began work in research and development in the field of semiconductor research, where I developed a keen interest in technology. I then became a chartered engineer and designed electronic equipment for the disabled. The next step was to combine my interests by becoming a technical author and then a technical publications manager: a role I had for many years. During this part of my career I published a number of technical books under a different name. After that, I finally got around to publishing fiction.

My debut novel, a psychological thriller called ‘Sandman’, was published in 2010, followed by my non-fiction work ‘Reality Check: Science Meets Religion’, in 2011. The latter stemmed from a desire to ratify apparent differences between science and religion. Then back to contemporary fiction, with 'Flying a Kite' in 2013, using underlying ideas connected with man's desire to know the so-called "meaning of life" - but with a thriller twist! My latest novel, a mystery thriller called 'The Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd', was published in 2016.

My author website, iankingsley.com, contains further information about all these works, together with a collation of book reviews.

Would you like a free eBook or pdf copy of one of my books in return for a 28 day promise to review? If so, check out the following page on my website: http://www.iankingsley.com/books/jennifer-lloyd/review-copy-requests.php

You can contact me via the email address given on my website or join 35,000+ of my followers on Twitter where I tweet daily as @authorkingsley. It would be great to meet you there. (Hint: That's where I sometimes offer Smashwords discount coupons!)

Smashwords Interview

This is James Moushon interviewing Ian Kingsley after the publication of his latest mystery thriller: 'THE GRAVE CONCERNS OF JENNIFER LLOYD'. Good afternoon, Ian. How are you?
Fine thanks. It’s always a pleasure to talk to you, James.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating something entertaining and original. And making sure it is crafted as well as I can achieve. It must flow well.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ian Kingsley online


Where to buy in print


Videos

The Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd
Just a very short taster!

Books

Flying a Kite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,100. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
If ‘The Shack’ or ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ intrigued you, this is a book to inspire. It’s a light-hearted take on whether there really is a God. Dropout theology graduate Bruce Kramer jumps at the chance of consolidating his faith with science in order to win a £1M prize put up by a dying millionaire. But don’t be fooled: the serious research beneath this entertaining tale might change your life!
The Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,520. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00)
Few fictional characters come over as strongly as feisty TV presenter Jennifer Lloyd. She’s out to save her career by making a name for herself by unmasking a murderer on-camera – despite the risks. "A fine melding of mystery thriller and contemporary fiction. Exceptionally entertaining." - BookViral. "Fiction a cut above the rest. Jen is a nice mix of complex, vulnerable and quirky." -Goodreads.
Heaven: Lost and Found
Price: Free! Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
In biblical times people imagined Heaven was up in the clouds. That is hardly convincing today, so have we ‘lost’ Heaven in the 21st century? This eBook shows that need not the case and we can ‘find’ Heaven as a scientifically viable world just as tangible as ours. This is a free taster of parent work ‘Reality Check: Science Meets Religion’, but focuses on just one topic.
Reality Check: Science Meets Religion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
(5.00)
This accessible, thought-provoking and entertaining book reconciles religion and science in the modern world. It ratifies enigmas such as creation versus evolution and God’s position when disaster strikes. It shows the logic of life after death and how modern scientific theory may explain the location of Heaven. Visit iankingsley.com to watch a 6-minute video trailer about this amazing book.
Sandman - a tense psychological thriller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,410. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
Life at their beach hut seems perfect for Paul Vincent’s family—until their peace is shattered by murder. Matters deteriorate further when Leah, Paul’s teenage daughter, unwittingly reveals evidence to the police that implicates him. This gripping psychological thriller places turbulent emotions in stark contrast to beautiful surroundings, testimony to the fragile nature of tranquility.

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