41 writers. One cause. We've rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT's important work: lobbying for legislation that protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Ken Bruen, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and 16 more, with 100% of proceeds going to PROTECT.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

a little about... Kevin Aldrich

Kevin Aldrich joins us with his story, "Everything in its Place" for the anthology...

What inspired your story?
The image, of course, is what arrested and inspired me. The cause is what motivated me to write. I'm inspired by people who are able to overcome the conditions (internal and/or external) in which they find themselves. The strength of the girl in the story astounded me, so I wanted to write about her.

What makes this cause important to you?
I am a father of two: a ten-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy. To think of them being abused makes me want to learn how to shoot a gun. Also, I experienced abuse as a child (not parental, not recurring, and fairly mild, but abuse, nonetheless), and I know many people who have also experienced abuse as children, in some cases in gut-wrenching fashion. To hear their stories infuriates me, makes me sick, makes me lose hope, and also, when seeing them now, inspires me and restores my faith in the human spirit. All of this makes this cause very important to me.

Tell us a bit about yourself and where to find more of your writing.
I live in Reno, NV with my wife and two kids (and two cats and a dog). I've been writing fiction for several decades, off and on, but am just starting to publish new work in eBook format. You can find my blog, which contains flash fiction stories and other writings, at http://www.kevinrobertaldrich.com. You can find my eBook (soon to be plural) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBookstore, and anywhere else that fine eBooks are sold.

1 comment:

  1. Kevin, I totally share your feelings. It's often years later, much too late, that we eventually discover the truth. Thanks so much for taking part.