Kevin Kindle is the author of the popular Cowboys and Aliens series. An avid reader of the science fiction and fantasy genres, and then when the Internet became more popular those genres often added an erotica element to them, which made them even better!
Thanks to a mid-life career change (read about Mark Phoenix in The Cowboy and the Aliens, Book 1 of the Cowboys and Aliens series), I found myself looking for a new hobby after shutting down my IT business after more than 20 years.
In my search for a new hobby, something my high school English teacher once said came back to me. I had handed in a short story assignment that I got an A+ on, and when he gave my assignment back, he said that my story might make for a good book someday. It was a short story called Turtle Island, so the Cowboys and Aliens series is loosely based on that story, which has been developing in my mind for the past few decades. The original wasn’t a space opera and didn’t have erotica in it (obviously), but I decided to pick up the proverbial pen and try my hand at writing a book.
Growing up in central Alberta and having a background in agriculture, I’ve always been drawn to the great outdoors, which made for an excellent environment for the first book in the series (write what you know). I posted the first few chapters to some free sites and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with thousands of followers almost instantly and everyone asking for more. I had found my new hobby!
I do have a full-time job, so finding time to write can sometimes be difficult, but my wife and kids have been supportive. In fact, my wife is my beta reader and does some editing and gives me feedback before it goes out to others. My hope is to one day earn enough to be able to stay at home with my family and write more.
When I’m not writing, reading or working, I can often be found playing sports or camping out in the woods somewhere.