"At our house we don’t use, uh, bathroom words so I told my fourteen-year-old son that his testicles are called tentacles, and that he has two of em -- which he does. Pascal, a smart ass, tells my son that since octopuses have eight tentacles they’re smarter than people. It’s true, I was furious at the time that Pascal told my son that octopuses are smarter than people, but I got over it -- I’m the sheriff.”
Otis Moon by Kevin O'Kendley: blurbs from editors/publishers:
“He (Kevin) is truly a talented writer with an alluring sense of style and flair for the mysterious. His characters have a clear voice and he has a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue.” -Lee Boudreaux, Editorial Director, ecco.
(Kevin’s) “writing has a fun and quirky feel to it” … “I also got a kick out of the period language that he uses with such finesse.” -Neil S. Nyren, Senior Vice President, G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
“Kevin is clearly a naturally talented writer and this is exactly the kind of wonderfully executed noir I wish there was more of.” -Kristen Weber, Editor, Mysterious Press & Warner Books.
““The voice is unique and compelling.” -Ben Sevier, Editor, St. Martin’s Press.
“Otis Moon is a witty and colorful protagonist, and the conceit of the mystery was fresh, but at the same time, enjoyable traditional.” -E. Stacy Creamer, Vice President & Executive Editor, The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group.
“The writing (in Otis Moon) is very good -- I love how the noir is cut with a very subtle edge of humor.” -Sarah Durand, Senior Editor, William Morrow.
Otis Moon, published 2012, is available on Google Books, Amazon and other vendors... Google Books offers an eight-chapter read online...
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