"Smart and exciting like a thriller should be. Gripping from page one, Shadow of Eden is that perfect blend of Michael Crichton science and David Baldacci politics that keeps you up late at night compulsively turning to that next page."

—William Gartner author of BIOTOXIN.

Shadow of Eden Surges to #1 on Amazon’s Thriller Bestseller List!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Shadow of Eden surges past Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Dan BrownNovel Beats Out Dan Brown, Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy for Top Spot.

My novel, Shadow of Eden, jumps ahead of perennial bestselling authors with his medical and political thriller.

I can honestly say, I never thought I’d ever be in such August company. I’m enjoying the moment.

In the meantime, I’m working hard on my next novel about a scientific expedition to find the Garden of Eden.

 

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Louis’ Obesity Talk Now Posted!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Louis Gives Talk on Obesity

Scientific article references included

On Friday, I gave a talk about weight loss, obesity and the science on why it is so hard to lose weight. I have uploaded it here because of the references and comments on the slides I wanted to make available. There is so much bad information posted even by physicians that I wanted anyone who was interested to be able to look up the scientific articles I read in preparation for the talk. See below for a quick summary of the talk.

Download the slides here: Obesity Talk Slides 

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New Interview by Patricia Zick Just Posted!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Author's Blog, Interviews | 0 comments

Patricia Zick interviews Louis KirbyAuthor Wednesday – Louis Kirby

Author Patricia Zick interviewed me in December but just posted it yesterday on her popular blog site called Writing Whims. In it she asks me such questions about Shadow of Eden such as did my subject choose me?, What author influenced me the most? (you may be surprised), and who is my favorite character? 

We spend some time talking about the antagonists in the book, a particular topic about which I am passionate.  It takes a really good villain to make a great hero. Think Harry Potter’s Voldemort, Sherlock’s Moriority, and Skywalker’s Darth Vader.

We talked about characterization and what it takes to make a book come alive.

Through this whole time, I got to know and appreciate Patricia’s work and her care in putting out a substantial product day after day. I know that carries itself over into her novels as well. She has well regarded nonfiction and fiction books. You can read about them on her website.

I hope you enjoy the interview and as always, feel free to contact me at lk@louiskirby.com.

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Shadow of Eden Once Again Proves Prescient

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Author's Blog, Behind Shadow of Eden | 0 comments

Airplane pilot falls ill during flight

Linda Alweiss works to save airplane pilot.

Linda Alweiss works to save airplane pilot.

 

Shadow of Eden starts out by a doctor called to the cockpit of a 747 in flight to tend to the incoherent pilot. Farfetched? Not! See the real life replay of a nearly identical situation. Only this time, the pilot didn’t savage the plane like in the book…

 

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/01/13/dnt-nurse-saves-pilot-mid-flight.ktla.html

Shadow has also foretold the deteriorating relations with Taiwan, the plane crashing into the pentagon (that part written before 9/11),  the advent of several diet medications,  and several others.

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New Interview! “How Louis Kirby Writes – Great Writers on Writing”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Interviews | 0 comments

Seeley James Trench Coats

My  recent interview by acclaimed writer Seeley James, author of the Pia Sabel series. In it, Seeley opens with this question, “Your thriller Shadow of Eden has one of the most exciting beginnings of the year. How did that come about?” Cool. How can you beat that?

He goes on to ask about writing realistic dialogue, my favorite authors (some you won’t expect), how I keep it real, and the latest book to blow me away (this one is really from left field).

Excerpt: 

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Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor’s Center posted my Photos

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Louis Kirby Photos

Amazing. The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor’s Center picked up the photos from my last hike to post them on their website. They found them on my Facebook page and tweeted me asking if I would give them permission to repost. They went live today. How cool to be recognized for your photography. I must say, one of my favorites was taken by Chris Weber (the one in the narrow Canyon). They posted three from the hike.

So I attached the link and you can see for yourselves.

The National Geographic page: https://www.facebook.com/grandcanyonngvc

If you are interested to see more, click https://www.facebook.com/LouisKirbyAuthor

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My Latest Interview with AnnaMaria Bazzi

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Interviews | 0 comments

Wherein I blurt out some personal secrets, talk about my villains and some other inside scoop about Shadow of Eden.

 

Chat with AnnaMaria with Louis Kirby

AnnaMaria writes books and also interviews authors that interest her. She and I sat down over coffee and scones (blueberry) and had a nice chat about my writing, my book, Shadow of Eden and quite a few other things. She is a very intuitive interviewer, which says a lot about her approach to her own writing. She asked about my interest in writing, some of the nuts and bolts about my plot, and slipped in a question or two about my family. Read it by clicking here.

Also, check out her web site describing her books by clicking here.

 

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Enter the Villains: What Makes a Great Villain?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Image Credit: Photo ITAR-TASS/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

Image Credit: Photo ITAR-TASS/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

A great villain makes a great hero.

Darth Vader, Hanibal Lector, Lord Voldemort, The Joker. Villains we love to hate. They are so good, we remember their names. Importantly, they make the hero for without a great opponent, we’ll never know how good the protagonist is.

So I created two scary villains. One the mastermind, the other, the muscle. Morloch and Mallis. Both smart, cunning and supremely good at what they do.  

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Anaphylaxis by Alan Wanderer

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

Review: Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller 

By Alan Anson Wanderer

I thoroughly enjoyed Anaphylaxis. As a physician, I am often dubious about the medicine and how it is rendered (in the most offensive way) to make a plot line work. Dr. Wanderer does not. It is refreshing to see it happen like it really does in the real world. He clearly has been there in person. If you like your medicine delivered in scary bits that are both understandable and drive the plot, you’ll love Anaphylaxis. For those who do not know, it is a deadly immune reaction to an environmental trigger, like peanuts or bee stings. If not handled correctly, you can die from it in a matter of minutes. Doctors fear it. We train how to handle it, and we dread the moment we are faced with it.

Better yet, Dr. Wanderer tells an excellent story. The science serves the story and not the other way around. the characters were real, the buildup solid, and the twists unexpected, particularly at the end, yet the clues were there… Highly recommended.

 

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller by Alan Anson Wanderer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Studio Joy Li Hosts Book Signing by Louis Kirby

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Appearances | 0 comments

F1389S Fatale jkt side slvLouis Kirby will be signing his book, Shadow of Eden, at world renowned fashion design Studio Joy Li in Scottadale Arizona. Stop by to meet Louis Kirby and see Joy’s striking and innovative styles. She creates timeless looks that project inner strength, beauty and confidence. Preview her collections at  Joy Li’s web site.

Details: November 7 from 5-7

STUDIO Joy Li
7144 E. Stetson Dr #115
Scottsdale AZ 85251
(480) 970-1043


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