About Author
Michael Kent
Michael Kent
  • Writing:

    Crime Fiction Mysteries
  • Country: Canada
  • Books: 5
  • Profession: Novelist
  • Born: September 9
  • Member Since: Dec 2018
  • Profile Views: 3,668
  • Followers: 16
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BIOGRAPHY

Michael Kent is a retired international management consultant. Contrary to his technical writing, his fiction always has a tinge of humor and a special twist to the tale.
A native of Montreal, he is fully bilingual, normally in the same sentence.
“My speaking voice is a mystery. I speak English with a French accent, French with an English accent and my Italian sounds Spanish. All of the above, spoken with an Irish lilt.”
Years as a private pilot, avid reading and extensive traveling, have built up a storehouse of plots and stories to be shared with the world.
Michael has penned short punchy stories on Writers on the Net, Writer’s Village University and Flash Me Magazine. He is an active writer and reviewer on The Next Big Writer and a member of the board of Crime Writers Of Canada.

Michael Kent Books

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Bank Shot: A Lieutenant Beaudry Novelby Michael KentPublish: Jan 21, 2019Series: A Lieutenant Beaudry NovelCrime Fiction Thrillers Mysteries Action & Adventure
Blood Tail
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Blood Tailby Michael KentPublish: Nov 06, 2017Series: A Lieutenant Beaudry NovelCrime Fiction Mysteries
Folded Dreams (Lieutenant Beaudry Novels)
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Folded Dreams (Lieutenant Beaudry Novels)by Michael KentPublish: Feb 15, 2018Crime Fiction Mysteries
Tainted Evidence: A Lieutenant Beaudry Novel
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Tainted Evidence: A Lieutenant Beaudry Novelby Michael KentPublish: Dec 20, 2018Series: A Lieutenant Beaudry NovelSuspense
Twice Dead
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Twice Deadby Michael KentPublish: Feb 10, 2018Series: A Lieutenant Beaudry NovelCrime Fiction Mysteries

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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • Writing is one part of the job, publishing and promoting your novel is another part of the business. One that you have to learn you may need help for this.
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    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • Grow a thick skin. Perfection is on another planet light-years away. Your novel will never be perfect, you WILL have a few bad reviews. If you go back to a paragraph or chapter you wrote a few months ago, and it still makes you smile. That's good writing you can't please everyone -- but your writing must at least please yourself.
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    • Have you ever experienced "Writer's Block"? Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • Writer's block is your subconscious telling you that something may be going astray. I take a break, a few days off, read a biography, science fiction or some novel not in the genre that I am writing. When I get back to the writing I see things differently and it always helps me to 'unblock' .
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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • As a human being, I've evolved over the years (hopefully for the better) I can see that the characters in my novels have also evolved with me. More open to expressing inner feelings, more open to other cultures, to other life choices. Montreal is a very multicultural city and an LBGT-friendly city and that's reflected in some of my writing.
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      • Reviews are like fresh air to the writer. It takes months, sometimes years to write and polish a novel. I always look forward to readers reviews, even bad ones may give you a different take on how your written word was interpreted. It's a continual learning process that I know I will never fully master.
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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • At the base, the plot has to make sense, be intriguing enough that the reader will follow, and the characters have to be interesting, --- but above all, good writing is good editing. A professional editor is a must if you are going to turn out a quality novel.
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      • Michael Kent Michael Kent 4 months ago
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      • I don't read--I devour books. One day, I realized that I was critiquing the author of the novel that I was reading. I said to myself, "Self, maybe you could write your own mystery novel." I wrote a few short stories and quickly found out - - it wasn't as easy as I first thought. I enrolled in online writing courses and a few years later I started turning out prose that won a few small contests, some short stories were accepted by online magazines. That pushed me to write my first novel.
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