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The Jaguar World A Novel by Rick Kinnaird

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The Jaguar World A Novel by Rick Kinnaird

Welcome to the World of Rick Kinnaird


I’m Rick Kinnaird. I’m a writer of fictional adventure and travel, that means I write stories about things that never happened in places I’ve never been. This way facts don’t get in the way.

Many of my stories involve characters based on people and friends I’ve known, only I’ve extended their personas. Hank is such a character. He appears in a novel I am writing called Blink Oracle and serves as a muse, lawyer (in the sense of Hunter S. Thompson’s sidekick in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas being a lawyer) and doer (like Dean is in On the Road by Jack Kerouac.)

I have a blog, Letters to Hank, where I send random thoughts to Hank and it is must reading because it is the only place on the Internet where a middle-aged white balding male complains about the state of the world and gives insight into how to fix it (the state of the world, not the middle-aged balding issue.)

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I am working on the GAN (Great American Novel). Actually, I have a series I’m working on called The Burning Man Chronicles which includes The Easter Island Caper, published in abbreviated form in The Black Rock Gazette under the name Head Games, and Blink Oracle, of which a subset was self-published as a gift to my friends at Burning Man in 2005.

I also have a plan for Total World Domination (TWD) that is based on the cornerstone of my empire Half Vast Enterprises which consists of two weekly rental houses – one on Hatteras Island, North Carolina and the other outside of Bar Harbor, Maine (on the water behind Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park). My TWD plan is to buy all the land in between. I have a standing offer to buy Manhattan from the current natives for ten times what they originally paid for it.

There’s a lot to do however before the TWD plan goes into effect. I have to finish the novel(s). I need to do some kite surfing and fishing. There’s more bitchin’ on the blog. There’s the work with my wife’s design business www.shelbykinnaird.com.

I’ve been interested in kites and kiteflying for my adult life and in the history of ancient places since I was a kid. That means more design and flying and visiting and reading and photographing and what not.

There’s a lot to do.

Hand me the Tivo clicker.


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