Friday, August 28, 2015

The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Laura Enright and Chris Kennedy

Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are proud to welcome Laura Enright and Chris Kennedy

Laura Enright

I was born in Chicago and have been interested in writing all my life.

My early inspirations were the works of H.G. Welles, Edgar Allen Poe, Frederick Pohl, Mike Royko, Harry Harrison and Douglas Adams to name a few. Some of my most treasured moments came upon the arrival of her orders from the Science Fiction Book Club which featured books that transported me to far off worlds and times. Early on, shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Max Headroom and Quantum Leap helped cement my love for science fiction and fantasy and encourage me to come up with tales of her own to tell.

In 2005 Potomac Publishers, as part of their Most Wanted series, published my Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities.

In 2010 Potomac asked her to write another book in the series so she offered them Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities (in keeping with the fiction series she was also working on featuring a vampire chef in modern day Chicago). The book was published in 2011.

I’ve been heard on the radio, conducted author talks and appeared in the Southern Kentucky Book Fair in 2012.

Other notable writing assignments included a weekly guest review for the show “House” during its fifth season which appeared on the Sun-Times/Pioneer Press Entertaining Ideas media blog. I also moderated a monthly online book chat for that news organization for which I wrote blog pieces that corresponded with chosen books and appeared on the Pioneer Pageturners blog site.

To Touch the Sun, the first novel in my Chicago Vampire Series was published in February by Dagda Publishers and is available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon. The sequel, Ujaali, is due out soon.

Laura's books:

Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy-City Oddities

Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities

To Touch the Sun

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Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy

A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is currently works as an Instructional Systems Designer for the Navy.

Chris' full length novels include the "Occupied Seattle" military fiction duology, the "Theogony" science fiction trilogy and the "War for Dominance" fantasy trilogy. Chris has also published the nonfiction book "Indie Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Onto the Shelves." Chris is currently working on The Search for Gram, the fourth book set in the Theogony

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