Author name: Ken Cruickshank

One of my favorite authors, Ken Follett, believes prospective novelists must have a keen imagination, be stubborn, and possess technical writing skills. I was born with the first two traits and work tirelessly to master the third. MS and an accident put me in a wheelchair at the height of my tech career, but I discovered my passion for writing, and the rest is history. Eagle Bay is my debut psychological thriller, scheduled for release in spring 2023. The Emerald Cross, a thriller pitting an ex-Green Beret hero and his female Army comrade against a Mexican drug lord and cartel, is scheduled for release in April 2023. I published a memoir in 2018: Stand Up, a memoir of disease, family, faith & hope.

Mine is a writer’s life: Updates on book launches.

My head is barely above water! But my debut novel, Eagle Bay, was launched on June 1! Hooray for small miracles! I am waiting for two more editorial reviews to be completed and delivered, and my fingers are crossed. To date, I’m beyond pleased with the editorial reviews overall. Though I don’t necessarily require that …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Print versions of Eagle Bay launch tomorrow, June 1!

It is one hell of a project taking a book from concept to readers, especially for a person who cannot type! I am thrilled to have Eagle Bay out in the market and in the hands of bibliophiles who have downloaded the Kindle version over the past week. Beginning tomorrow, June 1, paperback and hardcover …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Eagle Bay Kindle countdown begins Friday, May 26!

My debut dark psychological thriller, Eagle Bay, will be available on Kindle for $0.99 beginning tomorrow, May 26. It will increase one dollar per day until it reaches the list price of $7.99. So Friday is the time to download if you are an e-book reader, and I hope the experience will be a memorable …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Anniversary and book launch!

Crazy busy pre-launch week! Let’s start with the most important news: My wife and I celebrated our 39th anniversary! Seems like yesterday that we sat inside an Italian restaurant in Scottsdale on our first date, where I contemplated how to get this woman to marry me. Somehow, I pulled it off. We attended a City …

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Mine is a writer’s life: An insightful review of Eagle Bay from BookLife Reviews!

“Cruickshank sets this multi-generational thriller in a small Oregon town where the Westbrooke family has long wielded power over its neighbors. Despite his cold and tyrannical father’s rep as a ruthless businessman, Thomas Westbrooke, single and focused on his career in the family firm, is lucky to call the solidly middle-class John McCloud his best …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Strong review of Eagle Bay.

I am busy as can be preparing for the June 1 release of my psychological thriller, Eagle Bay. I must be slurring these past few weeks because my speech-to-text software doesn’t seem to recognize what I’m trying to say and thus type! Slurring can be a symptom of MS, so my fingers are crossed that …

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Mine is a writer’s life: The proof has arrived!

This is a proof copy of EAGLE BAY, my psychological thriller to be released June 1! The e-book is available for preorder on Amazon, and the paperback is available for preorder on Barnes & Noble (links below). Hardcover versions will be available from both sites within 10 days. It’s a cool feeling to hold a …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Eagle Bay launches June 1!

June 1 is the launch date for EAGLE BAY! A consuming psychological thriller set on the Oregon Coast, the novel introduces a protagonist and antagonist you won’t forget and a cast of other multidimensional and compelling characters. I will be running sporadic giveaways, special price offers, and more throughout June – so please follow along! …

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Mine is a writer’s life: The psychological thriller Eagle Bay is live for e-book pre-ordering! Link below.

Pre-ordering for the psychological thriller EAGLE BAY e-book is turned on! Ordering for the paperback and hardcover versions will be enabled soon. If you love thrillers, psychological thrillers, mysteries, and suspense, I hope you’ll consider my novel. My second thriller, THE EMERALD CROSS, will launch by late summer. The Amazon e-book pre-ordering link for EAGLE …

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