A Brief BIOGRAPHY of Ian Kingsley
About my Fiction
When it comes to novels, I believe it is the characters that are most likely to make people remember them. If a reader identifies closely with a character it makes a tremendous impact. If they care about the protagonist, for example, it keeps the pages turning to find out what happens to them. So I try to create really memorable characters, and by knowing them well as a writer, this leads to natural plot development. I am drawn to mystery and psychological thrillers because they put you right into the mindset of people who find themselves emotionally challenged, and that adds spice, pace and direction to a novel. Put these together and you have memorable characters driven by realistic plots, and a tightness of prose devoid of unnecessary diversions and ramblings. I think every word should, in some way, contribute to plot development.
The other thing I believe to be really important is the feeling the characters move in realistic settings, and I achieve this by using places I actually know. I try to achieve this without authorial intrusion. (So ‘purple prose’ is a no-no!)
Hopefully, all this is a combination that will bring you some entertaining reads. Please remember that if you enjoy a book, an author is so grateful if you tell the world so, through posting great reviews on Amazon. (And that includes me. I’m really, really grateful!) Most authors make very little money from writing these days, so your recommendations are highly valued, and I really thank you for your feedback and time. Remember it takes an author well over a year to create most works of fiction.
I do hope you enjoy my books and would love to hear your comments.
About my Non-Fiction
My non-fiction centres on my belief that there are no insurmountable conflicts between science and religion. ‘Reality Check: Science Meets Religion’ is key to that, and ‘Heaven - Lost and Found’ is a free extract aiming to show it is perfectly within the bounds of science to postulate the realm - or world(s) - of Heaven exist in a single space-time continuum that includes our visible universe.
About my Broadcasting
I present weekly shows on 90.1 Hope FM in the Bournemouth and Poole areas of the UK. They can be heard anywhere in the world thanks to streaming and it is also possible to catch-up on past shows. Please see my Radio Page for up-to-date details.