Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I am super excited to introduce to you R. Kyle Hannah. Kyle and my husband, Gregg, were deployed together in Afghanistan in 2002, and served together for many years (in fact, I have a hard time calling him ‘Kyle’, because in my mind he is ‘Major Hannah’). I am so honored that he has joined us here. His most recent novel, Time Assassins, releases this week. You can find the links for it at the bottom of this post.
First, thank you Hallee for the opportunity to talk to your fans! My name is R. Kyle Hannah and I am celebrating the release of my second novel, TIME ASSASSINS. I am married with two boys and I have been in the military for almost 27 years. I’ve been writing since Jr. High as a way to beat boredom…I never really thought I’d now be a published author!
Tell us about your current release.
TIME ASSASSINS is a time travel, alternate history thriller with a twist…you already know how it ends. I wanted to do something historical yet entertaining…something that might accidentally teach a fact or two while keeping the reader glued to the page. So, I came up with an alternate history storyline that morphs into our own history…all of the alternate stories happen in other timelines. I don’t think anyone has approached it like that before, and it really does make a good story.
What inspired you to start writing, or did you always want to write?
As I stated in the first question, I’ve been writing since Jr. High school as a way to combat boredom. You know those kids that are bored in class…they doodle, they act out, right? Well, I can’t draw a stick man and I knew if I acted out I’d really be in trouble at home, so, I decided to write little stories about this and that. Space aliens, martial artists, shooting bad guys…whatever happened to be on my mind that day. The stories are absolutely horrible (I still have them in a binder) but it was a start. And now, here I am!