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Kerry Denney's Biography

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Stone Mountain, GA
Nov 2010

Colleagues and readers alike have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney as The Reality Bender. The multiple award-winning author of SOULSNATCHER (LazyDay Publishing, April 2014, ISBN 978-1612581293) and JAGANNATH (Permuted Press, coming February 2015), Kerry has written several novels and published stories of fantastic fiction incorporating genre-blending elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don't compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.

SOULSNATCHER - LazyDay Publishing, April 2014 - ISBN 978-1612581293

JAGANNATH - Permuted Press, coming February 2015

Short story Something in the Air - SNM Horror Magazine's "December Diseases" Issue 61 (awarded Honorable Mention, L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest 2nd quarter 2013)

Short story A Clatter of Hooves published to critical acclaim on Page & Spine fiction showcase December 20, 2013 (2nd publication)

Short story Old Coot published to critical acclaim on Page & Spine fiction showcase November 2013

Short story A Clatter of Hooves - Silver Boomer Books' 2012 anthology A QUILT OF HOLIDAYS

Poems "Carousel" and "Broken Things" - Thunderune Publishing's STORMCLOUD POETS anthology, released February 2014

Poem "My Heart" published on Leaves of Ink February 14, 2014 - Valentine's Day

Testimonials from colleagues and fellow writers:

"Soulsnatcher transcends genre, delving into the basic human need to protect those who are persecuted. An edge-of-the-seat read I could not put down. Highly recommended." Lynda Fitzgerald, author of If Truth Be Told and the LIVE series

"Congrats to Kerry for all his accomplishments and creative work. I look forward to seeing his name on bookshelves soon!" Lauretta Hannon, author of The Cracker Queen

"Congratulations, Kerry. Your work is fantastic. I can't wait to walk into a bookstore and see your books on the shelf. Keep at it -- your day is coming!" Lorraine Norwood, author of The Solitary Sparrow

"Kerry is a craftsman. He excels in layering his stories in ways that are magical and compelling. I enjoy his writing and look forward to celebrating his success when the publishing world wises up and stops pushing books by wannabe rock stars and failed politicians and puts Kerry's work on the shelf for all of us to enjoy." Michael Varga, retired diplomat

"I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Kerry's works, always looking forward to his next installment. His writings are action-filled, heart tugging and humorous. I am entertained and never disappointed. Kerry's creativity is a gift that he does not take for granted. Commitment and energy are infinite. Congratulations, Kerry." Natalie Watts

"I have had the privilege and pleasure of reading everything Kerry has written. I find his stories to be full of hope while at the same time he weaves plots that keep you on the edge of your seat! I am sure that in no time we will be seeing Kerry's books on the shelves of our favorite book stores. Congratulations, Kerry! I am so proud of you!" Jimi Ann Burgess, retired educator

"I can honestly say that Kerry is one of my favorite authors. I've read one full novel and quite a bit of another, as well as some of his short fiction. Kerry knows how to grip the reader at the onset and not let go. His characters are fully fleshed out and endearing... or terrifying, depending on their role. As a fellow writer/author, I can honestly and enthusiastically recommend his works to anyone who likes to read. (How's that for too many adverbs? But Kerry deserves them all!)" Lynda Fitzgerald, author of LIVE Ringer, LIVE Ammo, Of Words & Music, An Irreconcilable Difference, and If Truth Be Told (forthcoming: LIVE in Person)

"Kerry Alan Denney is a unique, passionate, and talented artisan who seamlessly crosses several genres. His originality goes unquestioned and his ability to put you at the heart of his intriguing, action-packed, and psychologically thrilling stories places him alongside King, Koontz, Heinlein, and other top authors. While his work easily translates into plays, his vivid and creative illumination of each scene provides the reader with an experience worthy of Spielberg's and Cameron's best efforts. Kerry's devotion to his craft is undeniable, as is his ability to ultimately become one of the most loved and prolific writers of our time. Having firsthand knowledge of all his creations, I am only awaiting the first editions! Kerry Alan Denney deserves the tremendous success that the Publishing industry is searching for. They need look no further." Carla Brooner, artist, interior designer, feng shui expert, graphic design specialist, website designer

"Anyone who enjoys the suspenseful and intense psychological thrillers of Poe, Hitchcock, Lovecraft, Straub, Barker, Koontz or King will be blown away by the fantastic and frighteningly vivid works of Kerry Alan Denney. The artistic fervor with which he illuminates his protagonists compels the reader to identify with them from a deeply compassionate perspective. Unequivocally, the authenticity and complexity of his characters are immensely captivating and set his work apart from that of the typical authors of his genre. I genuinely believe that Kerry's boundless imagination and unfathomable devotion to his passions, writing and music, will ultimately result in tremendous success. Read, follow, or get out of the way!" Michael Marjenhoff, artist

"I've known Kerry since 1988, when he first appeared on my stage! I've successfully booked him for over 15 years, throughout all phases and changes, and have never grown tired of listening to his music. Intelligent and straightforward, compassionate and genuine, Kerry possesses a talent to please music lovers of all ages and tastes. Whether an enigmatic and engaging instrumental or a rocking, all member participation, Kerry's unique writing style and musical prowess makes him amongst the art's sexiest and enjoyable musicians. This crosses over into his authorship, providing the scenes, characters, and dialogue for some of the best reading I've ever experienced. Artist of the week translates into Artist of the Year for some very lucky publisher! Get him before someone else does!" Paula "Doc" Lark, former stage manager for Parliament Funkadelic

Interests & Hobbies

Writing (duh!), reading, hiking with my Golden retriever Holly Jolly, playing and performing music