Gary Kinder (author)

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Gary Kinder
Occupation Author, writer
Nationality United States
Subject Sociology, true crime
Notable works Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, Victim: The Other Side of Murder

Gary Kinder is an American writer. He authored the true crime classic, Victim: The Other Side of Murder[1] (1980); Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier[2] (1987); and The New York Times Best Seller, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea[3] (1998).

Work[edit]

Kinder researched his first book for seven years before publishing it.[4] Victim is based on the real characters and events of the Hi-Fi Murders that occurred on April 22, 1974, in Ogden, Utah, and has been cited by reviewers as a pioneering work, because it was one of the first true crime books to focus on the victims of a violent crime rather than on the perpetrators.[5]

Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier – a comprehensive investigation of Billy Meier, a Swiss farmer's claims he was contacted by extraterrestrials – was first serialized in Playboy.[6] Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea addresses the story of the sidewheel steamer SS Central America, sometimes called the "Ship of Gold," which sank in 1857 during a hurricane off the Carolina coast, and in the 1980s became the object of a feverish hunt by treasure seekers.

Since 1988, Kinder has taught legal writing to lawyers and judges throughout the United States. He has worked as a consultant, delivering seminars on legal writing at law firms and corporate legal department. Kinder has also created popular training programs for the American Bar Association.[7]

In 2012, Kinder founded the software company WordRake. The company’s eponymous software is an automated editing program that suggests changes to improve brevity and clarity.

Personal life[edit]

After graduating from the University of Florida Law School, Kinder lived as an "impoverished writer" – working as a busboy, bartender, and bellman "anything to keep his days free to write" – during his seven years working on Victim.[8] Afterward, he sold the film rights for a six-figure sum in addition to proceeds from the book deal.[9]

Kinder lives in Seattle and teaches advanced writing seminars to lawyers across the United States.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinder, Gary (1982). Victim: The Other Side of Murder. Delacorte Press. ISBN 0-385-29105-1. 
  2. ^ Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier (1st ed.). Atlantic Monthly Press. April 1987. ISBN 978-0871131393. 
  3. ^ Kinder, Gary (1998). Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. Atlantic Monthly Press. ISBN 0-87113-717-8. 
  4. ^ Vern Anderson, Associated Press Writer (September 11, 1982). "Years of Work Pay Off for Author of 'Victim'". Gainesville sun. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Tjames Madison. "Amazon.com Editorial Reviews". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Review of 'Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier'". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ Gary Kinder. "Kinder Legal". kinderlegal.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ Vern Anderson, Associated Press Writer (September 11, 1982). "Years of Work Pay Off for Author of 'Victim'". Gainesville sun. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Vern Anderson, Associated Press Writer (September 11, 1982). "Years of Work Pay Off for Author of 'Victim'". Gainesville sun. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ Gary Kinder Biography

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