Mike Kennedy

Biography

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Indianapolis author Mike Kennedy described by Trident Media Group, saying: Kennedy has a way with words and that readers attracted to Hemingway and Mailer will love Season of Many Thirsts (A novel brought to E-Books under the original title: REPORT FROM MALI). Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says of the manuscript: "This is a potentially important and significant novel on many levels, including formally." Little, Brown says of the novel: "Our admiration for its ambition and the energy and high-octane force it applies toward these engrossing geopolitical events. Chance and his team are memorable characters." Random House says: "Kennedy captures the strange, and intriguing world of Mali." Playwright Arthur Miller said of Kennedy: "Marilyn and I used to think there was something funny about Mike, and then we realized that he was simply hilarious."

Kennedy's message to the publishing world, "I have read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness from time to time across fifty years. During this, my most recent reading, it occurs to me that I am Kurtz and that all of you are Marlow. Kurtz lay dying in the pilot house of the river steamer. Marlow, the company agent, has found him and returns with him. Kurtz has spent years in the jungle pulling out ivory and sending it downstream. Finally, Kurtz agrees to return down river to civilization because he realizes that he has something to say, something with a value beyond his ton of treasure. Kurtz realizes that he has achieved a synthesis from out of his brutish experience. Kurtz imagines being met by representatives at each one of the string of railway stations during his return to civilization. He tells Marlow, 'You show them you have in you something that is really profitable, and then there will be no limits to the recognition of your ability.' And then, sounding as though he steps into our own millennium, Kurtz adds, 'Of course you must take care of the motives—right motives—always.' Now I see that Kurtz is Conrad. Kurtz is not unique. He is every writer. It is only Marlow, the agent, who is unique, unique in his fidelity, not just to the job, nor only to the company, but to the civilization that sent him.

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Books

Taggart's Last Rites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,350. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
This is not set in the future. You’re just the first to know. Turning over artificial intelligence to the highest bidder, who wants a second chance at life, begins with two murders and getting out of town fast. The backup robot has been engineered to resemble lovely actress Kaley Cuoco. She learns that emotions are harder than they look.
Late Night Radio
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,280. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a world connected by more than we know, why don’t we remember Orson Wells broadcasting from lower Manhattan only yesterday? Why do we remember him from the age of radio and movies in the ‘30’s and ‘40’s? And why don’t we call this place New York City any longer?
In Their Own Likeness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,550. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Cloud Shrouded Olympus is in an uproar. Tische, Giver of Luck, is streaking toward the house of Zeus Thundercloud to ask permission to live among the mortals yet again. Zeus is resentful. He suspects that Lovely Tische has slept with Far Seeing Anthony on her last visit. On Earth the Great Recession is getting started. A doctor intentionally bankrupts his family as Tische dives to the rescue.
Bare Branches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Three very different couples, each a unique love story, are set in motion in the Lower Keys in the days before Hurricane Irma wrecked them. See its boat captains, its Tiki bars, and the adventure dives that the tourists never saw; in a land that's mostly sea; and in a sea that's mostly sky.
Lady of the Yellowstone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,970. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Tunnel boring machines, each the size of attack submarines, are assembled beneath the planet's crust within the Madison Valley Abyss. Purdue geologists discovered the first of the lava and proposed the plan. When one or both of the tunnels connect, the Yellowstone magma chamber will drain, releasing pressure, and giving mankind a century, or an age, or an epoch in which to prepare once more.
Report From Mali
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,680. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The Tuareg are the Blue Men of the Dune Sea and Masters of the Sahara. They will leave Mali as white-men and arrive in Morocco four days later as black-men. Their caravan will travel 1,400 miles across the desert. There are roads for 250 of these. As for the rest, they must either find a way or make one.
Leda and the Swan and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In the title story of Leda and the Swan, a novella, the Pope covets a da Vinci masterpiece and in 1624 sends a thief to France. It is stolen a second time, on the trip back to Rome, by the condottiere in the final charge of armored knights in an Alpine pass at Susa.
The Prince of Staten Island and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Including the hilarious story "DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE," the network uses America's glamorous TV psychologist to ambush a presidential candidate. And, "The TEN LOST TRIBES OF EUPHORIC SHORES," a fable of suburban apocalypse: the police ignore the home invasions that plague the 400 families of the gated retirement community of Euphoric Shores. And ten more stories.