Featured Interview With Kenneth J. Janssen

By Vinny O’Hare Leave a Comment

Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now? I was born in St. Louis, MO, but did most of my growing up in New York, including earning a BS in Logistics from NYU.

I married Jeannette, the love of my life forty years ago and we raised two very successful children. My career moved us around to five different states and we finally settled in Ohio as empty nesters.

At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing? I started writing short stories about space travel when I was ten. During my acedemic years I contributed to school newspapers including a spell in high school as the editor of the school’s literary paper.

My career included much travel and my writing went to the back burner. I’m retired now and the day after I stopped work I started writing a novel.

I’ve published two Mark Matthews Mystery novels “Blood Money” and “Fatal Dose”as ebooks with Untreed Reads or at Amazon.

Three additional novels “The Path Taken”, “Siblings” and “Family Matters” are currently being reviewed by potential publishers.

Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings? John Sanford Stephen Frye Carlos Ruiz Afon Stuart Woods

My favorite genre is Mystery/Thriller/Suspense.

“The Path Taken” , however, is a Spiritual/Inspirational novel. and “Siblings” could well be classified as a romance novel.

Tell us a little about your latest book? Counterfeit prescription drugs are being distributed in every American city, killing thousands. Behind this pandemic is a cartel run by the mob.

When the FBI sets up a Pharmaceutical Drug Squad of Special Agents to close the cartel’s operations down, the members are immediately in danger as the antagonist, Marco Vennuti, takes measures to protect the cartel from the deepening FBI probe.

Special Agent Mark Matthews is assigned to the squad and is teamed up with Special Agent Wendy Farrell who becomes his new love interest.

The danger to Mark is amplified when, Mel Tarkington, responsible for the death of Mark’s former lover, Susan Harrigan, comes out of hiding bent on killing Mark.

Fatal Dose has numerous sub-plots that will take you down dark and sinister paths.

This is Mark Matthews at his best.





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