Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022-- to be released by Booktrope Publishing on May 20, 2014. (Available for pre-sale on Amazon now).
Advance praise for EXODUS 2022: "I'm not usually a sci-fi thriller enthusiast. But Kenneth G. Bennett has set this on-the-edge-of-your-seat story in the Great Pacific Northwest where I make my home. After reading Exodus 2022, this place will never look quite the same. His best yet." --Rebecca Wells, author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and other novels.
A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds. (Amazon)
BBB: What inspired you to become a writer?
KB: I started writing stories at age 6 and have been a professional advertising copywriter most of my adult life. I’ve always loved telling stories.
KB: I’d been reading about ecological catastrophe and then stumbled on some articles about animal intelligence and the surprising cognitive abilities of non-human species. The two topics came together to form the underlying concept of the book.
BBB: Tell us about your main character, Joe Stanton.
KB: Joe Stanton is a handsome, athletic, outdoorsy 28-year-old Episcopal Priest. His new church is very liberal and progressive. He’s in love with a gorgeous young woman named Ella Tollefson.
BBB: What do you think readers will enjoy most about your book?
KB: Early readers and reviewers of EXODUS 2022 seem to really appreciate all the unexpected twists and turns in the book, the fast pace of the story and the unorthodox nature of the plot.
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