A dedicated husband and a father of three, A.K. Kuykendall was born in Albany, Georgia and grew up as a military brat on the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and later at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
A Corporate Executive Chef by trade, his true passion in life is writing thought-provoking novels that blends the concepts of fact and fiction. Conspiracy, espionage, horror, and suspense literature are particular favorites! He has an infectious love of bringing women to the surface in his literature where so many men and/or women authors fall short. This is why Mr. Kuykendall prides himself on writing stories with women as his protagonist’s.
He's passionate when he says, "Why not women? Hell, they've been giving life to our children and putting up with us men since the day of Eve and Adam. I can't see any other gender deserving of my pages. And it's about time an author writing mainstream literature stepped outside this great big literary box known as the status quo to bring our walking, talking, and oh so beautiful gods to life.
"My love for women is sparked by an unprecedented admiration for the strength displayed by my mother and my friend, Lillie Ruth Best. She raised three sons practically on her own while dealing with the hurdles of her own social and emotional development. My love and respect for women have greatly influenced my creative leanings. When I write, a woman comes naturally to mind. Women are strong, whether some think so or not. I'm firmly of the belief that if you touch a woman's heart, her strengths amplify at an alarming rate. With this strength, one will never go without, and one will always be protected.
"Be it a superhero battling to save the world, a detective in search of a serial killer, a soldier of fortune, a double agent, a thriving serial killer playing on the typical male mindset that can't picture a woman performing such deeds, or the President of the United States proving her critics wrong with her every move on the world stage. Whatever role I choose to fathom a strong female character will always be at the helm displaying the type of subtle strength I continue to find fascinating."