Today I am welcoming the fabulous Greg Kiser to my virtual lounge. Today he is giving away a signed copy of his book to Random commentator. The coffee is on and the biscuits are fresh out of the oven. Before we have a chat, here is a bit about him.
Greg Kiser is happily married to a wonderful and inspirational wife, Serena, and has two beautiful children – Miller and Grace. He graduated from Southern Polytechnic University in Atlanta with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Greg also earned his MBA from the University of South Florida. He is currently a Director at Cisco, a high tech fortune 50 multinational corporation.
Greg has written extensively for fortune 50 high tech firms in describing next generation networks and painting pictures of the true evolution of technology for the consumer.
Good Morning Greg. I hear that you have a new book out. Tell us a bit about it.
Good morning Margaret. Thanks for having me here today. The books called Tampa Bay and is set in Florida and the year is 2020. Ex-Navy SEAL Mitch “Double” Downing discovers how to tap into the internet with his mind. His new inSyte provides transparent access to the sum of all human knowledge recorded since hieroglyphics. If knowledge is power, Mitch just became the strongest man in the world.
But inSyte has ideas of its own as the software exposes a politician’s “divine” plan that will unwittingly slaughter millions of people. Is killing the man the only way to prevent Armageddon? The politician’s daughter would probably disagree. And she happens to be the love of Mitch’s life. Losing Kate would be too damn much collateral damage.
At the center of the conflict is a wolf-like killer who will stop at nothing to murder the ex-Navy SEAL. And Mitch must come to grips with inSyte’s dark side – a dominating addiction that soon controls his thoughts and places him on a steep slide to self-destruction.
Wow, it sounds like a real nail bitter. With this book finished what’s next on your writing agenda?
At the moment I’m thinking about a sequel. Just thinking. Lol Letting my mind sort through it subconsciously.
So you’re a deep thinker huh! How about you pick your favourite character from your new release and tell us about them.
My favorite character is Cheslov who is an antagonist… but not necessarily THE antagonist. I struggled at times with dialogue and scene creation for other characters. But for some reason, it just flowed with Cheslov.
My book takes place in 2020. Cheslov is Russian, born around the turn of the century. Around 1900, that is. Somehow he ends up in Tampa in 2020 as hired muscle for the Mayor. How did he survive to 2020 if he was born in 1900?
Something happened in the woods of Rostov.
It’s like that with Cheslov, he’s just naturally creepy. I think Kirkus reviews put it pretty well when they wrote the following in their review of inSyte:
“Woven throughout a story with many finely crafted twists, turns and revelations is the charismatic, mysterious, murderous Cheslov Kirill. As a classic merciless political operator, Kirill is unforgettable and chillingly, complexly rendered, especially for a man who uses a school of sharks off the Florida coast for corpse disposal.”
But he’s also charming, likeable on some level. He is the character everyone who reads my novel seems to talk about. Some are darkly drawn to him. Most found him fascinating in his evilness. But he’s the one people remember. Me too.
Well we always remember the bad boys lol. So to change the subject totally Where did you meet your partner? We love to hear a romance story on this blog.
I met my wife at work (boring!). We both worked for a high tech firm back in the mid nineties. I lived in Atlanta and she lived in Tampa. I went to Tampa for a week to finish a big proposal and met her in the local office. We worked 12 hour days for a week together, along with a half dozen other folks. Long hours, hard job. At the end of the week one of the guys hosted a big party at his house. Serena and I ended up sitting next to each other at the pool, drinking beer and listening to live music and the rest, as they say…
Before you go, where can your followers find you
Come and join me at mt website.