Darin Kennedy


Darin Kennedy is our newest featured author.  Darin, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine.  After completing a family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in the sands of northern Iraq.
Darin's debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves--classical music and world mythology--and was published by Curiosity Quills Press in January of 2015.  He is currently hard at work on the sequel.
Doctor by day and novelist by night, he writes and practices medicine in Charlotte, NC.  When not engaged in either of the above activities, he has been known to strum the guitar, enjoy a bite of sushi, and rumor has it he even sleeps on occasion.
And here is a synopsis of The Mussorgsky Riddle:
Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find anything and anybody, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering lost in the labyrinth of his own mind.  Thirteen-year old Anthony Faircloth hasn't spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing day, his near catatonic state worsens.
At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony's mind and finds the child's psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest Mussorgsky's classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition.  As she navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony's twin loves of Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind Anthony's mysterious malady.