About Kevin Harmon
In an age when individuals are capable of acquiring multi-billion-dollar fortunes, and with them the power to influence governments, what prevents some men from going the next step — and actually becoming governments unto themselves?
Influenced by authors Brad Thor (Full Black), Tom Clancy (Locked On) and Vince Flynn (Kill Shot), first-time author Kevin Harmon says, “I had this scenario in my head for a long time, and it just kept filling out. The main characters, Michael Cavanaugh and Caitlin Doyle, slowly developed into these fascinating individuals with this extraordinary dilemma, and the rest just fell into place over time.”
And so The Archangel Response was born.
Kevin’s inaugural novel has been more than 10 years in the making. Now 43, an accident 26 years ago left him quadriplegic. Yet the seemingly inconceivable goal of writing a full-length novel was made achievable through sheer determination and the advent of voice recognition software. Through the miracle of modern technology, Dragon Dictation Software (a division of Nuance Communications), gave him the means to “write” his novel using only his own voice. “Voice recognition software has come a long way since it was first invented,” Kevin explains. “I can talk at a normal pace, make changes and corrections – and it gets to know my voice patterns so it becomes even more accurate the more I use it.” The software also enabled him to plan, outline and conduct the research necessary for the novel’s authenticity.
Kevin calls Peoria, Illinois his hometown and is a lifelong Illinois resident. Other than writing, his passions include politics and world affairs, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NFL football and World Cup Soccer. He enjoys reading (both fiction and nonfiction) playing chess (with friends and against the computer), and spending time with family and friends.
With the determination, ambition and integrity of his main character, Kevin has created a pulse-pounding thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its surprising end. Or is it the end? A sequel is planned, so stay tuned.