About Me

I’m a writer of Speculative Fiction novels and short stories. I’ve written many novels and published many short stories. Keep watching the progress bars on the front page to see when I finish a new one.

I work as a software release engineer and write fiction in my spare time.  I have maintained a blog about writing and technology since 1998. I’ve done such diverse jobs as being an assistant cameraman for indie films, building munitions for the Air Force and testing multi-function printers for HP.

I try and post at least twice a week, sometimes more often. Topics range from my thoughts on Science Fiction, writing, using Linux and model building, with a bit of my personal life tossed in for good measure.

I live in beautiful Boise, Idaho with my wife Laurie, our two sons and a dog.

Unlike most computer geeks, I actually enjoy watching baseball and football. I have been a Cubs fan (Go Cubs Go!) since the 1980’s and a Boise State Football fan (Go Broncos!) for the past decade or so. My oldest kid plays for his High School marching band and rides for their mountain bike team. My youngest is a Blender wiz and a Ham radio operator.

I’m a member of the Speculative Fiction Writers Group in Boise and a member of the Association of Independent Authors. I’m also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. As a model builder, I’m a member of the IPMS and try to attend my local chapter meetings. I’m also the Deputy Commander of Cadets for the Boise Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.

My favorite genres are Science Fiction and Mystery. I also read non-fiction science books, Military History and books on writing.

I use Linux at home and Windows at work. I’m a huge supporter and user of Open Source and Free Software. I don’t talk much about politics or religion on the blog, but you can assume that I’m an independent voter and a skeptic.

CONTACT ME

You can reach me at:  ken.mcconnell@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter, user name: KenMcConnell. I’m on Google Plus here:  +Ken McConnell. My author page on Facebook. I don’t use MySpace anymore.

MEDIA

Need a review copy in digital form? Email me.

Want autographed copies of my ebooks?  http://kindlegraph.com/authors/KenMcConnell

Send me an email and let me know how you like my novels. Tell me what parts you loved and perhaps more importantly, what you really didn’t care for. I aim to please.

POPULAR POSTS

Building the GCU Sokol Photo Album on Google+

Loading The Dell XPS 13 With Ubuntu

How I Write a Novel in Scrivener Part One (Deprecated in that I no longer use Scrivener, but still very helpful.)

Scrivener on Ubuntu (Only for the desperate. I use Plume Creator on Ubuntu.)

Ubuntu 12.4 LTS Review

Building the S. S. Sokol Model Part One

Making of a Novel Series Part One

Building the GCU Sokol Model Part One

Starship Models

 

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