Kevin A. Kuhn

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Kevin Kuhn lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with his wife Melinda, three children, and two fierce schnoodles. He is a technology executive who enjoys sipping cheap bourbon, avoiding yard work, and living vicariously through his children's sports. While Kevin has no musical skill whatsoever, he appreciates a broad spectrum of artists from Pink Floyd to Prince and Radiohead to the Rolling Stones. His golf game is horrific with flashes of mediocrity. Kevin is proud to be a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
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Kevin A. Kuhn A novel is a magic trick. It’s an illusion. As a writer you get to take as long as you like to develop your story. You get to agonize over a chapter,…moreA novel is a magic trick. It’s an illusion. As a writer you get to take as long as you like to develop your story. You get to agonize over a chapter, or a paragraph, or a single sentence for days or weeks or months. You get to rewrite over and over and over. Like a painter, you can create your base story and then add more depth and details over time. You get to find *most* of your mistakes and your inconstancies and fix them before a reader sees the first word. But the reader gets it all at once. They have the illusion that you created it in a single stroke. That the story and characters just flowed out your fingers in a single moonlit evening. That is the trick. And that is, at least for me, one of the best things about writing.(less)
Kevin A. Kuhn I want a reader who’s ready to leave their day behind, take my hand, and lose themselves.

I want a reader who can see the possibilities but is willing…more
I want a reader who’s ready to leave their day behind, take my hand, and lose themselves.

I want a reader who can see the possibilities but is willing to travel my path.

I want a reader who’s willing to laugh out loud in a crowded, quiet room.

I want a reader who seeks the inferences, and the connections, and the questions.

I want a reader who writes in the margins and underlines their favorite phrases.

I want a reader who’s brings their own lens and finds their own interpretations.

I want a reader who's open to new perspectives and finds themselves a little changed at the end of the journey.(less)
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message 17: by Sandra

Sandra Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)


Dean J. Hill Thanks for the add!


Sophia Janet Hey Kevin! Thanks for the Fr :) Ey, you've got good music taste! Happy reading to you, and see ya round!

P.s. I won't get notified if you reply unless it's on my own account because goodreads is just like that for some reason.


message 14: by Kevin

Kevin Kuhn Candace wrote: "Kevin,
Thanks for the friend invite. Wishing you all the best with your writing, especially with the holidays coming up.
Happy Reading & Successful Writing,
Candace"


Thanks Candace!


message 13: by Candace

Candace Kevin,
Thanks for the friend invite. Wishing you all the best with your writing, especially with the holidays coming up.
Happy Reading & Successful Writing,
Candace


message 12: by Kevin

Kevin Kuhn Ꮗ€♫◗☿ wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite!
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Nice to meet you Wendy! I've already enjoyed a few of your reviews. Happy Reading!


Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ Thank you for the friend invite!
*Wendy Curtsies



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Kevin Kuhn Majenta wrote: "Hello, Kevin! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your book! I like the way you answered "What kind of reader are you looking for?"--that was a good question and yours was a great answe..."

Nice to meet you Majenta! Thanks, I'm amazed by the responses I've received from the book - beyond my wildest dreams. Looking forward to sharing all things books with you!

Happy Reading!


Majenta Hello, Kevin! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your book! I like the way you answered "What kind of reader are you looking for?"--that was a good question and yours was a great answer! I hope you're getting lots of readers who are just like you described. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Happy Summer! Blessings.
Best wishes from Majenta


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Kevin Kuhn Laura wrote: "Hi Kevin. Looking forward to chatting books with you. See ya around GR. Have a good night!"

Hi Laura!


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Laura Hi Kevin. Looking forward to chatting books with you. See ya around GR. Have a good night!


Aqsa (On Hiatus) Kevin said: "To share reviews!

Thank you for the request, Kevin. I'll love to share reviews and interact!

Looking forward to seeing you around!

P.S. I won't be notified if you replied to this. Dm me or comment on my profile, thanks :)


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Kevin Kuhn Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request."

Thanks for accepting, nice to meet you Erin.


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Erin Thanks for the friend request.


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Kevin Kuhn William wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!

I look forward to reading your book reviews!"


William, thanks for accepting, looking forward to your reviews as well.


William Thank you for the friendship!

I look forward to reading your book reviews!


message 1: by Kevin

Kevin Kuhn Friends,

Very excited that Kirkus has completed a review of my novel and I'm very pleased. Take a read.

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...

If you're not aware, Kirkus is one of the few remaining major book reviewers. They are well respected in the industry.

Thanks,

Kevin


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