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Welcome to my website
Hi! My name is Ian Kingsley and I'm an author. The purpose of this
website is to provide details about my books including reviews,
extracts, information about the real locations used for my novels,
and to allow you to watch video trailers for each work. My books
are summarised below. Please click the cover image or link to reach
more detailed information about each one. Below the summaries you
will find information about other aspects of this
If you would like to gain a better idea of my style and the kind
of books I write, check out the Similar Authors
heading near the bottom of this page. This provides an independent
Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd
This is my UPCOMING MYSTERY THRILLER, due to be published late
March 2016. It's already received a couple of amazing
YOUR NAME printed in the book and acknowledged as a friend and supporter.
This is a unique memento to be associated
with the first edition!
a personalised signed copy.
"An impressive accomplishment. Exceptionally entertaining."
- Book Viral
"A powerful compelling read that's hard to put down."
here to read more about the book
Money had always solved everything for multi-millionaire
Aldo Galliano. So when faced with his trickiest decision ever -
whether to counter imminent death by cryonic preservation or faith
in God and an afterlife - he offers a one-million pound prize for
the most convincing argument either ‘for’ or ‘against’
the existence of God. Enter Bruce Kramer, a dropout theology graduate,
who takes on mankind’s ultimate quest. But dangerous rivals
will stop at nothing to prevent his success. A suspense novel with
more twists than a thriller—or corkscrew!
written, original, genuinely entertaining... a rewarding and entertaining
read from beginning to end and highly recommended for personal and
community library Contemporary Fiction collections.
—Midwest Book Review
with optimism, Flying A Kite by author Ian Kingsley marries
the imagination of an accomplished writer and the passion of a theologian
to deliver a truly remarkable read. Written in tight eloquent prose
that are altogether enthralling, Kingsley has certainly delivered
a staggeringly entertaining novel, one imbued with a sense of urgency
which conveys an emotional resonance that is far too rare in contemporary
literature. On this level it can simply be read and enjoyed, but
there’s a compelling sense of authenticity which begs deeper
consideration. On this level Kingsley has penned a book which is
all about the content; weaving fact, fiction and theology in an
overarching theme that encourages the reader to reflect on polarised
beliefs. Not with the aim of proffering answers, but providing insight
and the opportunity to draw one’s own conclusions as Bruce
pursues his quest. In the main it works so well because Kingsley
maintains the theme of reciprocity between his characters whilst
maintaining a believable story that gives equal weight to opposing
views. It certainly makes for a difficult novel to put down!
genuine joy to read, without the contrivance of undue complexity,
readers who have enjoyed 'The Celestine Prophecy' by James Redfield
and 'The Shack' by Wm Paul Young will certainly find a novel of
equal standing in Flying A Kite.
without reservation it’s highly deserving of your attention.
BookViral has no hesitation in naming Ian Kingsley as our sixth
ever author of choice.
smooth and flows at a lovely pace. Really engaging from the start.
Like The Shack, there is a niche for this kind of book.'
—Gillian McDade (author of
for more information, reviews, extracts and a video trailer
(paperback OR eBook)
psychological read with characters that reach out and grab you. A real
Lazing through hot summer days at their beach hut, life seems just about
perfect for the Vincent family—until their peace is shattered by
murder. An incident between Paul Vincent and Stevie Clarke—an unbalanced
beachcomber known by some as 'The Sandman'—leads Paul to inform
the police he believes Clarke is the murderer. This provokes frightening
and prolonged reprisals against the family from Clarke. Matters deteriorate
further when Leah, Paul’s teenage daughter, unwittingly reveals
evidence to the police that implicates her own father. This gripping psychological
thriller places turbulent emotions in stark contrast to beautiful surroundings,
testimony to the fragile nature of tranquility.
Click here for more information, reviews,
extracts and a video trailer
Why I Believe in God—
I have written a short article about how some of my books show you the
evidence and logic for a belief in BOTH science AND God.
Click here for the article
Check: Science Meets Religion
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 even how modern scientific theory may explain
the location of Heaven.
If you sometimes struggle with conflicts between your religious beliefs
and science, this book may resolve those problems. And if you never imagined
there was a sound logical argument for belief in God then this book might
just prove to be your godsend.
here for more information including extracts and a 6-minute video trailer...
OR read the FREE SAMPLER BELOW...
If you knew Heaven existed, wouldn’t you like to be a part of it
after your life on earth expired? In biblical times, some 2,000 years
ago, people imagined Heaven was a place somewhere up in the clouds, but
that's hardly convincing today. But what is? Read this little eBook to
here for more information and a video trailer
Information about this website
On this website I include articles that offer a few tips to other writers
based on general techniques and tools I have built up over a long writing
career. Although my fiction only began in 2010, many of the writing techniques
developed over the years are equally applicable to fiction and non-fiction.
Being aware how important it now is for authors to own their own website,
I have included information that might help them with this. Luckily I
have been webmaster of my own travel website for many years, which helped
me. For more information about me please read my Biography.
I live near Christchurch in the beautiful county of Dorset, in England.
Previous non-fiction books written under my real name of Ian Kampel are
now out of print. I now write under the name of 'Ian Kingsley' because
few people can apparently spell my real surname of 'Kampel'; that is a
distinct disadvantage for an author! During my many years in the technical
publications industry, someone once pointed out that an anagram of my
real name, 'IAN KAMPEL', was 'MAKE PLAIN' which, they said, was very appropriate:
for my job then was ensuring complex subjects were easy to understand
for the armed services. Judging by early reader reviews, I have hopefully
retained that ability in order to make 'Reality Check: Science Meets Religion'
My Social Media Interaction
is my main social media outlet and it is where you can most easily interact
with me. I would like to invite you to join them and follow what I am
up to - or thinking about! Just click the link beneath my picture above.
You will also see the latest count of my followers there.
If you're not familiar with Twitter, do be assured there are many people
who use it for serious purposes, not just for discussing family issues
or trivia. Most authors and celebrities have a Twitter account these days.
It will only take you a few moments to open an account and you don't even
need to tweet yourself; you can just enjoy the tweets of others. Use lists
to home-in on the people you want to follow. (I hope you include me on
that list!) You can read my latest
tweets below if you do not subscribe to Twitter.
I try to post interesting tweets most work days. They relate to: writing,
books, inspiration, philosophy, humour, dogs, love and peace.
You could really help me by retweeting (RT) and of my tweets that you
like. That way you resend the tweet to all your followers. Thank you in
Sometimes I blog,
but when I do I always link to new posts from Twitter, since this is my
day-to-day social media output.
I copy my tweets across to Facebook,
but time does not allow me to carry out anything more over there, and
that includes confirming friends. Sorry. So follow me on Twitter instead.
I've learned to say a lot in a few words through Twitter!
I have posted pictures to show you the real
locations used for my novels within the pages devoted
to each novel. In addition to this, I have included further pictures of
these locations on my Pinterest
Reading eBooks on your PC
Some of my books are available as eBooks.
Did you know that you don't have to have
a Kindle or special reader to read eBooks?
here to read how to download a free eBook reader. I have written this
article giving you a choice. All make for relaxed reading on your computer,
and one option is a PC version of the Amazon Kindle.
If you live in the Bournemouth area you can pre-order SANDMAN
from my local bookshop: Bookends
It is good news for me, perhaps, that people sometime have difficulty
getting copies of my book locally because demand sometimes exceeds supply.
They are my locally approved stockist and do all they can to try to maintain
stock on the shelf. The remedy, of course, is to either pick up the phone
to reserve or pre-order, or buy from Amazon.
To place a telephone order for later collection
from Bookends in Christchurch, Dorset, call 01202-479059.
Please could you spare a few clicks of your time!
If you like an author's work, there is a quick and easy way you can help
give him/her a vital boost for a few clicks of your time: via Amazon 'tags'.
Just scroll down an Amazon book page and you will eventually
find a heading called 'Tags Customers Associate
with This Product' (see illustration above). Beneath this are the
'tags' that readers have already associated with the book. (If the link
'see all tags' is visible then click this
to see them all.) The idea is that when people use search phrases matching
these tags, the results will include this book; but Amazon takes
the number of times a tag is associated with a book as a 'vote'
for that tag's validity. As a result, tagging a book by just confirming
existing tags helps that book to rise a little higher in relevant search
results—and to sell more copies. You can add new tags if you like.
So please, if you enjoy my books, I would be really grateful
if you 'tagged' them by confirming as many of the tags as you think appropriate.
This won't take you a moment and those clicks and ticks will go a long
way towards making it more likely I will be able to get more novels published
in the future through greater sales. Thank you!
Here are my latest tweets on
If you're not into social media, the panel below allows you to follow
me daily without even diving in. Bear in mind each tweet is limited to
140 characters. That does make you concise! I tweet most days, so you
can keep in touch! (And if you do get into Twitter, it would be fantastic
if you retweeted my occasional tweets about my books. Thank you for your
I offer a quick, cost-effective feedback service to fellow authors on
their draft book openings, covers, blurbs, plots and synopsis. Click
WHAT PEOPLE SAY...
Click for more information and to watch a VIDEO TRAILER
Kingsley's Flying A Kite clearly documents the literary talent
of its author. Deftly written, original, genuinely entertaining, iconoclastic,
Flying A Kite is a rewarding and entertaining read from beginning
to end and highly recommended for personal and community library Contemporary
Fiction collections. Of special note is the author's own web site at
iankingsley.com that is packed with helpful information for aspiring
writers seeking to create their own memorable literary works.'
(Jack Mason, Midwest Book Review)
"Tight writing… using dialogue to give just enough detail to hook us into the story, leaving the snippets of backstory until the reader is well and truly engrossed. Great stuff!" (Jo Carroll, author of Over The Hill And Far Away)
"Characters are direct and effective. I enjoyed the pace which allows the reader to think about the important concepts by himself." (Heikki Hietala, author of Tulagi Hotel)
"Fluent, graphic writing and excellent use of description... Characters alive with captivating dialogue." (Elijah Iwuji, author of Praying in the Will of God)
"I love the characters. Ada is superbly done." (Anne Lyken-Garner, author of Sunday's Child)
"Up there with some of the best published work around." (Walter Robson, author of Access to History: Medieval Britain)
"Very good, and addresses a universal question in a much better way than Dan Brown in Angels and Demons, where the God vs science debate is just another sub-plot in yet another ciphering book. In Flying a Kite it's the main plot thread, convincingly dealt with and riveting." (Richard Pierce, author of Dead Men)
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"Sense of evil throughout, of things encroaching upon a family unit. There's the real threat of the creep on the sand dunes, but also the perceived one with Paul's jealousy... He clearly knows there's more going on under the surface with his wife than meets the eye... but what really drew me in was this almost unnerving sense of impending disaster over the family... It's gripping stuff, good pace, excellent scene-setting." (Pat Black)
It's time for a Saturday night curl up your toes and cuddle in the corner thriller chiller mystery. What starts out so right ends up so wrong on this vacation trip for the Vincent family... A murder occurs and who could have done it? ... The author, Ian Kingsley, strings you along until the end. What a great story! It is the memories of the characters that bring in half the fright and add the tension to the night... Then, when you are done, you can leave it on the bureau for an overnight guest. Then you will not have to worry about entertaining them... let the "Sandman" do it." (J. Cormier - Amazon.com)
"A gripping psycholgical read with characters that reach out and grab you. A real page-turner." (SOPHIE KING - bestselling author)
"An extraordinary thriller that tells the tale of a family's vacation turning into a nightmare... I highly recommend this book to any fan of a good mystery or thriller. It really keeps the reader guessing with all the twists and turns." (bookworm - Amazon.com reader review)
"With suspense and interesting plot twists, as well as a series of well developed characters that add to the unique storyline, Ian Kingsley has written a thrilling mystery that the reader will not be able to put down, once started." (kratzy - Amazon.com reader review)
"Ian Kingsley has written a phenomenal mystery story that has all the elements of a murder mystery combined with the suspense of a thriller... I highly recommend this book to any fan of a good mystery or thriller. It really keeps the reader guessing with all the twists and turns." (Bookworm - Amazon.com)
"Sandman" is a modern thriller by Ian Kingsley that keeps the reader captured in the twists of a story with many underpinnings... This book is perfect for vacation reading, but will also definitely please everyone that is a fan of serious mystery books. (kratzy - Amazon.com)
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"The most abstract of concepts are communicated in a clearly digestible form… There is a tremendous need for the genre represented here: arguments which transcend the physical world. For many, if not most, the task of adequately preparing oneself to respond to such questions is simply too daunting. I appreciate the scholarly professionalism and the extensive referencing… [The author] rises to the challenge of what most would consider an extremely difficult calling." (James Revoir - Authonomy)
"This is a very intriguing piece. I believe there is a significant demand for such discussions... I especially appreciate the inviting style, which will definitely be a plus for more skeptical readers." (Faith Rose - Authonomy)