Author and Book Coach Dr. Kenneth Atchity was our guest on April 22nd. Listen to the Podcast:
Dr. Ken Atchity is former professor, producer, and writer of seventeen books. His recent film, “The Kennedy Detail,” was nominated for an Emmy Award. As a literary manager, he has been responsible for launching dozens of bestselling books, and for producing thirty films including the forthcoming “Hysteria.” His clients Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbins’ MRS KENNEDY AND ME is currently #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. Ken divides his time between New York and Los Angeles, and speaks frequently at writers conferences. His next novel, THE MESSIAH MATRIX, a thriller about the origins of Christianity, appears in May.
William Diehl was a 7-time New York Times bestseller, whose PRIMAL FEAR and SHARKY’S MACHINE were made into major motion pictures. Diehl was at work on SEVEN WAYS TO DIE when he died three years ago, a story Atchity was working on turning into a film with Michael A. Simpson and Judy Cairo of Informant Media, producers of “Crazy Heart” and “Hysteria.”
Ken was asked to complete Mr. Diehl’s novel, and the result is a fast-paced detective thriller about a unique serial killer in Manhattan who sets out to defy NYPD’s TAZ unit, an inter-precinct unit devoted solely to serial killers. The book is a non-stop procedural, focused on the unique character of detective Micah Cody, whose half-Nez Perce Indian heritage comes to the fore when he stalks the killer in Central Park at night aided by the voices of the peregrine falcons and wolves in the zoo..
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