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Welcome to my website
Hi! My name is Ian Kingsley. I'm an author and radio presenter.
The purpose of this website is to provide details about my show
and books - including reviews, extracts, information about the real
locations used for my novels, and to allow you to watch video trailers
relating to certain titles. My books are summarised below. Please
click the cover image or link to reach more detailed information
about each one. Below the summaries you will find information
about other aspects of this website.
If you would like to gain a better idea of my style and the kind
of books I write, check out the Similar Authors
heading near the bottom of this page. This provides an independent
Listen to my weekly radio show
present a weekly radio show called INSPIRE.
This is broadcast from 8-10 PM London time (GMT, or GMT+1 in Summer
time), every Monday. This is broadcast on the Christian radio station
FM, serving the local community of Bournemouth
and Christchurch, on the south coast of the UK.
This also happens to be the location of two of my novels: Sandman
and The Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd.
Apart from receiving the radio station direct from the radio, in
this locality, you can listen - for FREE - from anywhere in
the world using the tunein app.
My show features some of the very best praise and worship songs,
fascinating facts, inspiring words and stories, plus a feature which
often tackles some of the tricky aspects of faith and the mysteries
of mankind. Please join me on Monday evenings.
Find out much more about the show
on my radio page. (You can reach this via 'ontheradio' in the
menu above.) Contact me via that if you would like a shout-out during
the show. The page also includes means of working out when the show
airs - wherever you are in the world!
Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd
My latest novel is a MYSTERY THRILLER available in paperback and
in most eBook formats. Check out these
amazing reviews. Below are some brief extracts to give you a
"A powerful compelling read that's hard to put down."
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Midwest Book Review
"Ian Kingsley has created a charming and real young woman.
The actions and thrills come from somewhere authentic, making them
all the more entertaining."
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full Readers' Favorite review
"A fine melding of mystery thriller and contemporary fiction.
It's an impressive accomplishment... Exceptionally entertaining."
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here (or on the book cover above) to read more about the book and
where you can purchase it!
Money had always solved everything for multi-millionaire
Aldo Galliano. So when faced with his trickiest decision ever -
whether to counter imminent death by cryonic preservation or faith
in God and an afterlife - he offers a one-million pound prize for
the most convincing argument either ‘for’ or ‘against’
the existence of God. Enter Bruce Kramer, a dropout theology graduate,
who takes on mankind’s ultimate quest. But dangerous rivals
will stop at nothing to prevent his success. A suspense novel with
more twists than a thriller—or corkscrew!
written, original, genuinely entertaining... a rewarding and entertaining
read from beginning to end and highly recommended for personal and
community library Contemporary Fiction collections.
—Midwest Book Review
with optimism, Flying A Kite by author Ian Kingsley marries
the imagination of an accomplished writer and the passion of a theologian
to deliver a truly remarkable read. Written in tight eloquent prose
that are altogether enthralling, Kingsley has certainly delivered
a staggeringly entertaining novel, one imbued with a sense of urgency
which conveys an emotional resonance that is far too rare in contemporary
literature. On this level it can simply be read and enjoyed, but
there’s a compelling sense of authenticity which begs deeper
consideration. On this level Kingsley has penned a book which is
all about the content; weaving fact, fiction and theology in an
overarching theme that encourages the reader to reflect on polarised
beliefs. Not with the aim of proffering answers, but providing insight
and the opportunity to draw one’s own conclusions as Bruce
pursues his quest. In the main it works so well because Kingsley
maintains the theme of reciprocity between his characters whilst
maintaining a believable story that gives equal weight to opposing
views. It certainly makes for a difficult novel to put down!
genuine joy to read, without the contrivance of undue complexity,
readers who have enjoyed 'The Celestine Prophecy' by James Redfield
and 'The Shack' by Wm Paul Young will certainly find a novel of
equal standing in Flying A Kite.
without reservation it’s highly deserving of your attention.
BookViral has no hesitation in naming Ian Kingsley as our sixth
ever author of choice.
smooth and flows at a lovely pace. Really engaging from the start.
Like The Shack, there is a niche for this kind of book.'
—Gillian McDade (author of
for more information, reviews, extracts and a video trailer
(paperback OR eBook)
psychological read with characters that reach out and grab you. A real
Lazing through hot summer days at their beach hut, life seems just about
perfect for the Vincent family—until their peace is shattered by
murder. An incident between Paul Vincent and Stevie Clarke—an unbalanced
beachcomber known by some as 'The Sandman'—leads Paul to inform
the police he believes Clarke is the murderer. This provokes frightening
and prolonged reprisals against the family from Clarke. Matters deteriorate
further when Leah, Paul’s teenage daughter, unwittingly reveals
evidence to the police that implicates her own father. This gripping psychological
thriller places turbulent emotions in stark contrast to beautiful surroundings,
testimony to the fragile nature of tranquility.
Click here for more information, reviews,
extracts and a video trailer
Why I Believe in God—
I have written a short article about how some of my books show you the
evidence and logic for a belief in BOTH science AND God.
Click here for the article
Check: Science Meets Religion
This accessible, thought-provoking and entertaining book reconciles religion
and science in the modern world. It ratifies enigmas such as creation
versus evolution and God's position when disaster strikes. It shows the
logic of life after death and even how modern scientific theory may explain
the location of Heaven.
If you sometimes struggle with conflicts between your religious beliefs
and science, this book may resolve those problems. And if you never imagined
there was a sound logical argument for belief in God then this book might
just prove to be your godsend.
here for more information including extracts and a 6-minute video trailer...
OR read the FREE SAMPLER BELOW...
If you knew Heaven existed, wouldn’t you like to be a part of it
after your life on earth expired? In biblical times, some 2,000 years
ago, people imagined Heaven was a place somewhere up in the clouds, but
that's hardly convincing today. But what is? Read this little eBook to
here for more information and a video trailer
Information about this website
On this website I include articles that offer a few tips to other writers
based on general techniques and tools I have built up over a long writing
career. Although my fiction only began in 2010, many of the writing techniques
developed over the years are equally applicable to fiction and non-fiction.
Being aware how important it now is for authors to own their own website,
I have included information that might help them with this. Luckily I
have been webmaster of my own travel website for many years, which helped
me. For more information about me please read my Biography.
I live near Christchurch in the beautiful county of Dorset, in England.
Previous non-fiction books written under my real name of Ian Kampel are
now out of print. I now write under the name of 'Ian Kingsley' because
few people can apparently spell my real surname of 'Kampel'; that is a
distinct disadvantage for an author! During my many years in the technical
publications industry, someone once pointed out that an anagram of my
real name, 'IAN KAMPEL', was 'MAKE PLAIN' which, they said, was very appropriate:
for my job then was ensuring complex subjects were easy to understand
for the armed services. Judging by early reader reviews, I have hopefully
retained that ability in order to make 'Reality Check: Science Meets Religion'
My Social Media Interaction
is my main social media outlet and it is where you can most easily interact
with me. I would like to invite you to join them and follow what I am
up to - or thinking about! Just click the link beneath my picture above.
You will also see the latest count of my followers there.
If you're not familiar with Twitter, do be assured there are many people
who use it for serious purposes, not just for discussing family issues
or trivia. Most authors and celebrities have a Twitter account these days.
It will only take you a few moments to open an account and you don't even
need to tweet yourself; you can just enjoy the tweets of others. Use lists
to home-in on the people you want to follow. (I hope you include me on
that list!) You can read my latest
tweets below if you do not subscribe to Twitter.
I try to post interesting tweets most work days. They relate to: writing,
books, inspiration, philosophy, humour, dogs, love and peace.
You could really help me by retweeting (RT) and of my tweets that you
like. That way you resend the tweet to all your followers. Thank you in
Sometimes I blog,
but when I do I always link to new posts from Twitter, since this is my
day-to-day social media output.
I copy my tweets across to Facebook,
but time does not allow me to carry out anything more over there, and
that includes confirming friends. Sorry. So follow me on Twitter instead.
I've learned to say a lot in a few words through Twitter!
I have posted pictures to show you the real
locations used for my novels within the pages devoted
to each novel. In addition to this, I have included further pictures of
these locations on my Pinterest
Reading eBooks on your PC
Some of my books are available as eBooks.
Did you know that you don't have to have
a Kindle or special reader to read eBooks?
here to read how to download a free eBook reader. I have written this
article giving you a choice. All make for relaxed reading on your computer,
and one option is a PC version of the Amazon Kindle.
If you live in the Bournemouth area you can pre-order SANDMAN
from my local bookshop: Bookends
It is good news for me, perhaps, that people sometime have difficulty
getting copies of my book locally because demand sometimes exceeds supply.
They are my locally approved stockist and do all they can to try to maintain
stock on the shelf. The remedy, of course, is to either pick up the phone
to reserve or pre-order, or buy from Amazon.
To place a telephone order for later collection
from Bookends in Christchurch, Dorset, call 01202-479059.
Please could you spare a few clicks of your time!
If you like an author's work, there is a quick and easy way you can help
give him/her a vital boost for a few clicks of your time: via Amazon 'tags'.
Just scroll down an Amazon book page and you will eventually
find a heading called 'Tags Customers Associate
with This Product' (see illustration above). Beneath this are the
'tags' that readers have already associated with the book. (If the link
'see all tags' is visible then click this
to see them all.) The idea is that when people use search phrases matching
these tags, the results will include this book; but Amazon takes
the number of times a tag is associated with a book as a 'vote'
for that tag's validity. As a result, tagging a book by just confirming
existing tags helps that book to rise a little higher in relevant search
results—and to sell more copies. You can add new tags if you like.
So please, if you enjoy my books, I would be really grateful
if you 'tagged' them by confirming as many of the tags as you think appropriate.
This won't take you a moment and those clicks and ticks will go a long
way towards making it more likely I will be able to get more novels published
in the future through greater sales. Thank you!
Here are my latest tweets on
If you're not into social media, the panel below allows you to follow
me daily without even diving in. Bear in mind each tweet is limited to
140 characters. That does make you concise! I tweet most days, so you
can keep in touch! (And if you do get into Twitter, it would be fantastic
if you retweeted my occasional tweets about my books. Thank you for your
WHAT PEOPLE SAY...
Click for more information and to watch a VIDEO TRAILER
Kingsley's Flying A Kite clearly documents the literary talent
of its author. Deftly written, original, genuinely entertaining, iconoclastic,
Flying A Kite is a rewarding and entertaining read from beginning
to end and highly recommended for personal and community library Contemporary
Fiction collections. Of special note is the author's own web site at
iankingsley.com that is packed with helpful information for aspiring
writers seeking to create their own memorable literary works.'
(Jack Mason, Midwest Book Review)
"Fluent, graphic writing and excellent use of description... Characters alive with captivating dialogue." (Elijah Iwuji, author of Praying in the Will of God)
"I love the characters. Ada is superbly done." (Anne Lyken-Garner, author of Sunday's Child)
"Up there with some of the best published work around." (Walter Robson, author of Access to History: Medieval Britain)
"Very good, and addresses a universal question in a much better way than Dan Brown in Angels and Demons, where the God vs science debate is just another sub-plot in yet another ciphering book. In Flying a Kite it's the main plot thread, convincingly dealt with and riveting." (Richard Pierce, author of Dead Men)
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"What starts out so right ends up so wrong on this vacation trip for the Vincent family. For appetizers, a murder and for entrees pick one, since there is enough to choose from as the tales unfold... The author, Ian Kingsley, strings you along until the end. What a great story! It is the memories of the characters that bring in half the fright and add tension." ( J. Cormier - Amazon.com)
"If you love a mystery that will keep you captivated from the very beginning... A psychological thriller, you travel along the journey that Kingsley masterfully unfolds and you never know what is awaiting you around the next turn... I totally enjoyed reading this book. The author skillfully portrayed the characters and they are beautifully interwoven. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the very end." (Theresa Hurley - Amazon.com)
"Sense of evil throughout, of things encroaching upon a family unit. There's the real threat of the creep on the sand dunes, but also the perceived one with Paul's jealousy... He clearly knows there's more going on under the surface with his wife than meets the eye... but what really drew me in was this almost unnerving sense of impending disaster over the family... It's gripping stuff, good pace, excellent scene-setting." (Pat Black)
It's time for a Saturday night curl up your toes and cuddle in the corner thriller chiller mystery. What starts out so right ends up so wrong on this vacation trip for the Vincent family... A murder occurs and who could have done it? ... The author, Ian Kingsley, strings you along until the end. What a great story! It is the memories of the characters that bring in half the fright and add the tension to the night... Then, when you are done, you can leave it on the bureau for an overnight guest. Then you will not have to worry about entertaining them... let the "Sandman" do it." (J. Cormier - Amazon.com)
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"The survey of arguments both for and against the existence of God provides the reader with a way to better compare and contrast different viewpoints… Presenting the strengths and weaknesses of all of these different viewpoints was one of the things I liked most. I was really interested to read these chapters because, as a mathematician and a Christian, while there may be perceived conflicts between science and religion, I believe there are no conflicts between the structures and systems of the universe and God. This book also explains things very well… [and is] accessible without sacrificing scientific integrity… I think the book will be enjoyed by many and will encourage lively discussion." (David Bortress - Authonomy)
"Extremely well written, researched and set out. Every point is very clear. The analogies are extremely imaginative and very effective. The passion in this work is powerful and every paragraph is thought provoking. The arguments are well thought through and persuasive... I would suggest that everyone reads it and think very carefully about what you say." (Gareth Naylor - Authonomy)
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A fine melding of mystery thriller and contemporary fiction,
but refreshingly free of the clichés of either, The Grave
Concerns Of Jennifer Lloyd is the new release from Ian Kingsley,
and it’s an impressive accomplishment...
Exceptionally entertaining, The Grave Concerns Of
Jennifer Lloyd proves Kingsley’s prowess as a multi-genre
author and is recommended without reservation.
- Stephan J Myers (Book
From its first paragraph, The Grave Concerns
draws readers in with a flash and a bang. "I plan to start with
a murder. That should get me noticed. I’m after headlines and
television news. Or, to put it more bluntly: fame."
Murder mystery and thriller readers will relish The
Grave Concerns of Jennifer Lloyd. The feisty and conflicted world
of Jen and how she chooses to navigate her obstacles makes for a powerful,
compelling read that's hard to put down.
– D. Donovan (Senior Reviewer,
Midwest Book Review)