KA Hopkins

Biography

I'm married, have a couple of teenage kids, a bunch of pets including a stray cat that in no way resembles "Boris" other than I have fish that are smarter. Trained as an electrical engineer, currently working as an IT consultant. Have held a number of interesting positions over the years: army officer, air show pilot, teacher, systems engineer, project manager, IT architect, and IT security expert.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm too old to accept rejection graciously. Many publishers cannot afford to look at someone like me who takes several years to create a book and does not have a sizeable writing portfolio - so the self-publishing route is the only option open to me. The other advantage is that epublishing has a potentially much larger market than hardcopy. It's a numbers game, cheaper books and larger markets - hopefully more sales.

For a newbie, the Smashwords style guides and FAQs are invaluable sources of how to - the best I have seen actually.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
So many books, TV shows and movies drive me crazy - in a lot of ways, to the point where I finally decided…I can do better. How hard can it be? Pretty damn hard actually…
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Where to find KA Hopkins online


Series

Undreamt Consequences trilogy
The Undreamt Consequences trilogy explores the premise that advanced civilizations will have artificial intelligences and biological beings interacting as equal citizens; so much so that the AIs appear to behave more 'human than humans.' The series offers a refreshingly different take on “extraterrestrials are the good guys and here only to help humanity with our journey to the stars.”

Humble Beginnings

Price: $4.99 USD.

Stuck in the Middle

Price: $5.99 USD.

Books

Stuck in the Middle
Series: Undreamt Consequences trilogy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Stuck in the Middle, is the second book of the Undreamt Consequences trilogy. It explores the premise that advanced civilizations will have artificial intelligences and biological beings interacting as equal citizens; so much so that the AIs appear to behave more 'human than humans.'
Humble Beginnings
Series: Undreamt Consequences trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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Jake is just trying to get by, when he meets a sentient alien scout ship that has a small problem. Forced to seek help from an old Special Forces buddy, they discover extraterrestrials with a galactic corporate agenda have been visiting Earth for thousands of years. Oh and that small problem, puts Jake in the awkward position of being either Earth’s savior or the worst mass murderer in history.

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